Tag: kidlit

Happy October #Kidlit Book Birthdays = 5 Qs + 2 Authors

It’s time for part 5 of Publishing #kidlit in a Pandemic, and I’m excited to showcase these #2020BookLook authors and their lovely books: SADIE’S SHABBAT STORIES by Melissa Berger Stoller  (Spork/ Illus. Lisa Goldberg / Oct. 20) Sadie loves listening to Nana’s tales, especially about the traveling candlesticks, kiddush cup, and challah cover they use… Read more »

Publishing #kidlit in a pandemic, part 4 = 6 Qs with author/teacher Ann Marie Stephens

This blog post is for my #Teacher pals who tell me, “Someday I’d like to write a book.” Many of you have heard my answer already (See below. *), but today I’m chatting with FIRST GRADE TEACHER and CHILDREN’S AUTHOR Ann Marie Stephens.        Yes, friends, she writes FUN books, she’s a FULL… Read more »

Publishing #kidlit in a Pandemic, part 3: 10 Qs for Lauren Kerstein and 10+ excellent tips on craft!

Happy September pandemic Book Birthday to Lauren Kerstein and ROSIE THE DRAGON AND CHARLIE SAY GOOD NIGHT (Two Lions/ Illus. Nate Wragg) We first talked to Lauren Kerstein last year about her debut picture book, ROSIE THE DRAGON AND CHARLIE MAKE WAVES, so I’m very curious to see how this pandemic book birthday compares. But… Read more »

4 Qs + 4 Happy Book Birthday(s) = Diana Murray: Publishing #kidlit in a Pandemic, part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of Publishing #kidlit in a Pandemic! Wooo-hoooo! It’s the Book Birthday of DOUBLE THE DINOSAURS, a Math Reader/ Step-into-Reading #STEM book by Diana Murray (Illus. Mette Engel /  Random House Books for Young Readers). This is Diana’s FOURTH book released in 2020.  2, 4, 6, 8, math with dinos is so… Read more »

Nonfiction picture books have pandemic Book Birthdays too!

Have you had a birthday during this pandemic? Do you know friends or family who have had to scale down or cancel Birthday parties in the past months? Wonderful children’s authors have had to do the same! Aimée Bissonette: It’s been a wild year, hasn’t it? I have four books out this year… *ED note: Aimée’s… Read more »