Tag: Authors

6 Qs with NYT Bestselling #kidlit author Stacia Deutsch = Happy Book Birthday to THE STORY OF JIM HENSON

Happy Book Birthday to Stacia Deutsch’ The Story of Jim Henson: A Biography Book for New Readers (The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers) / Rockridge Press/ Jan. 12, 2021. Stacia Deutsch is the NYT Bestselling author of 300+ #Kidlit books—from junior movie tie-ins, Boxcar Children mysteries, LEGO novels, and most recently biographies…. Read more »

Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! + 4 Qs with debut #kidlit author Alexandra Alessandri + a New Year’s #Giveaway

I’m so excited to share Alexandra Alessandri’s debut picture book, Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! (Illus. Addy Rivera Sonda / Albert Whitman) –the PERFECT must-read for our last blog of the year.  Check out the reviews! “This gentle family story lets readers know that shyness is nothing to worry about.”―Kirkus STARRED review “The book’s vibrant… Read more »

Picture Book Sneak Peek–> FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD MOVES + 10 Qs with Vivian Kirkfield and a #Giveaway!

Happy (Almost) Book birthday to Vivian Kirkfield’s collective biography of inventors who didn’t take impossible for an answer. FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD MOVES (HMH / Illus. Gilbert Ford/  January 19, 2021) A JLG SELECTION  Check out the reviews!  “These innovations in transportation should inspire readers to go far….Educators…

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DEAR EARTH… from your awesome 5th Grade friends–> #blogtakeover!

Hi Blog Readers–Our teacher Mrs. Pete read us Erin Dealey’s new book, DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5 (Harper Collins) and guess what? 5th Graders still like picture books! Here are a few things we like about DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5: The pictures by Luisa Uribe and how much color there…

Filed under: Authors and Books, Blog Takeover!, DEAR EARTH, Erin Dealey, Kid Lit, Middle Grade/ Teens/ YA, Poetry, Teaching writing, Writing and Publishing Q & A.

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Happy (belated) Book Birthday to ONE TIME & 5 Qs with THE Sharon Creech

It’s a Book Birthday party for Newbery Medal winner and New York Times bestselling author Sharon Creech’s new MG novel: ONE TIME (Harper Collins/ Sept. 8, 2020) Are you ready to celebrate? Seriously, any day that I get to chat with one of my #kidlit sHEROES is a time for celebration! This book is magic.  It’s about… Read more »