Happy Happy Book Birthday to Gela Kalaitzidis and her picture book debut OZZIE AND PRINCE ZEBEDEE (Flamingo Books / PRH). First things first, however. I’ve asked Gela to teach us how to pronounce her name. Gela Kalaitzidis: That’s a perfect place to start. Many people seem a bit intimidated by my name. Gela is pronounced… Read more »
Happy Book Birthday to Building Bridges: Peace, Salaam, Shalom = 8 Qs about connections, communities, and moving mountains…together.
It’s a Happy (almost) #Book Birthday for BUILDING BRIDGES: Peace, Salaam, Shalom –and we’re celebrating the Oct. 18th release of this lovely book created by 3 #kidlit authors + 1 illustrator –with 8 questions! Callie Metler, Shirin Rahman, and Melissa Stoller & Illustrator Kate Talbot are the same team behind PLANTING FRIENDSHIP: PEACE, SALAAM, SHALOM,… Read more »
Happy #BookBirthday DRESSING UP THE STARS: The Story of Movie Costume Designer Edith Head + 10 Qs with author Jeanne Walker Harvey
Happy Book Birthday to Jeanne Walker Harvey’s new #nonfiction PB, DRESSING UP THE STARS The Story of Movie Costume Designer Edith Head Illus. Diana Toledano / Beach Lane I am always in awe of Jeanne’s picture book bios and this one is no exception! “Together, the art and storytelling capture Head’s belief in the transformative… Read more »
A not-to-be-missed Conversation with Poet & Children’s Author Brynne Barnes –on BLACK GIRL RISING, trust, the music of language, and the voices that stay with us.
I am so honored and thrilled to have poet and author (+ professor, song writer, and inspirational speaker) Brynne Barnes join us on the blog today. If you have yet to discover and savor her newest release, BLACK GIRL RISING, do yourself a favor: STOP EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW AND READ THIS BOOK. We’ll wait. (Books… Read more »
8 Qs with Sibert honoree Patricia Newman = Happy Book Birthday to A RIVER’S GIFTS: The Mighty Elwha River Reborn
Happy Release Day to Sibert honoree Patricia Newman’s gorgeous new nonfiction picture book, A RIVER’S GIFTS: The Mighty Elwha River Reborn, Illus. Natasha Donovan, Millbrook / Lerner. Full Disclosure: I may be a bit biased about this wonderful book, since my dear friend Patti is the author and our critique group has seen this book… Read more »