Tag: kidlit

7 Qs with Sandra Nickel about her NEW nonfiction pb, The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe

I’m completely starstruck by Sandra Nickel’s new NF picture book: The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe  Illus. Aimée Sicuro / Abrams releasing March 2, 2021 Click here to view trailer.  I was hooked from the start by the lyrical title of Sandra Nickel’s #must-read NF picture book biography,… Read more »

We’re Ba-ack! 4th Grade Blog Takeover–part 2 = Writing is not like Math.

Hi Again–Room 313 is back from Bainbridge Island, WA, with a few thoughts about writing, and a few poems that we wrote with Erin Dealey! That’s our teacher, Ms. Strayer (above), with two of Erin Dealey’s books. We read a bunch of them. See our last blog takeover (click here) for the reviews. This blog… Read more »

Happy #BookBirthday to HOME FOR A WHILE by Lauren Kerstein + #BookGiveaway

Today on the blog, we get to ask my friend, #kidlit author & clinical social worker, Lauren Kerstein questions about her new book HOME FOR A WHILE–illustrated by Natalia Moore / Magination Press–which releases today! (Cue confetti!) Check out this **STARRED REVIEW** HOME FOR A WHILE “takes apart the fostering experience as few books have-from… Read more »

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 »