Feliz Cumpleaños! We’re celebrating the bilingual Book Birthday for ISABEL AND HER COLORES GO TO SCHOOL by Alexandra Alessandri, Illus. Courtney Dawson, Sleeping Bear Press– and there’s a #GIVEAWAY –details below. “A first-day-of-school story steeped in vibrant imagery…This story affirms the experiences of English language learners while encouraging empathy for others. Readers will root for… Read more »
Happy Book Birthday to: A BRIEF HISTORY OF UNDERPANTS + 10 Qs for Christine Van Zandt + a #Giveaway!
HOLD everything–are we really celebrating a book about The BRIEF History of Underpants? You bet your BOTTOM dollar, we are. “Leaving no double entendre unturned, Van Zandt chronicles tushie-wear from the ‘beginning of buns’ onward.” ―Booklist “I laughed my butt off! Not only is this book funny, but Christine Van Zandt delivers a veritable wedgie-whirlwind… Read more »
DEAR EARTH… (+ Erin Dealey) from the 5th graders in Room 3A & Portable E !
It’s blog takeover time–hooray! The 5th graders in Room 3A and Portable E saw Mrs. Pete’s class blog takeover and asked if they could do one too. What fun to zoom and play with words and talk about writing! Here’s what they had to say: Dear Erin Dealey, We read your new book, DEAR EARTH…From… 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 »
3 Questions and a #YA Giveaway: THE ONE THING by debut author Marci Lyn Curtis
That YA novel you can’t put down? The one you wish you had written? The one that couldn’t possibly be by a debut YA author because Curtis seamlessly combines genuine imperfectly-passionate characters, best-made soccer plans, that guy with the guitar, and a spark of magic you’d expect from Sarah Dessen or Stephanie Perkins? I received… Read more »