Tag: kidlit

Happy (almost) Book Birthday Karen Yin WHOLE WHALE = 8 Qs + Inclusion + STEM

I’m thrilled to help celebrate the Book Birthday of WHOLE WHALE on the blog today, the wonderful debut picture book by Karen Yin, Illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff / Barefoot Books / releasing SOON! Time for some questions! Q 1.     What was the inspiration for WHOLE WHALE? Karen Yin: I love wordplay, so when the words “whole whale” popped into… Read more »

6 Qs with Julie Abery + Writing (and pitching) a Board Book series = Happy Book Birthday x 2

Happy Book Birthday to TWO new Little Animal Friends board books with Amicus Ink / March 2021 / Illus. Suzie Mason by Julie Abery: LITTLE PENGUIN Review: Delightfully heartwarming. LITTLE PENGUIN is the latest addition to the lovely board book series, Little Animals. The story journeys with Little Penguin as he explores the frosty world… Read more »

TWO #kidlit authors + 6 Questions = Three Book Birthday celebrations…in a #pandemic!

We’ve doubled-the-fun this week with 6 Qs for TWO #kidlit authors! Meet Rosie J. Pova, whose picture book, SUNDAY RAIN (Illus. Amariah Rauscher / Lantana Publishing) was released March 2nd! A quiet, sweet story blending common themes of moving, imagination, and friendship. —KIRKUS Matt Forrest Esenwine is celebrating two Book Birthdays- ELLIOT THE HEART SHAPED… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday PLANET OCEAN: Why We All Need A Healthy Ocean + 5 Qs for Patricia Newman

Happy Book Birthday to Patricia Newman’s PLANET OCEAN: Why We All Need A Healthy Ocean (Millbrook / Lerner, Annie Crawley / Photographer) #1 New Release in Children’s Australia & Oceania History Have I mentioned I love this book? Full disclosure: Patti is a dear friend and critique partner, and we were SCBWI Co-RA’s together a lonnnng… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to AN EQUAL SHOT = 4 Qs + 3 tips for #kidlit Illustrators just starting out–> from the amazing Dow Phumiruk.

Happy Book Birthday to An Equal Shot: How the Law Title IX Changed America Written by Helaine Becker,  AN EQUAL SHOT (Henry Holt) is a nonfiction picture book introduction to the history and importance of Title IX as civil rights legislature, featuring illustrations by Dow Phumiruk*. *Pronunciation: Dow rhymes with “wow!” : ) Phumiruk has a…

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