Tag: literacy

Happy #BookBirthday to WHEN PB MET J = 5 Qs with #kidlit author Katelyn Aronson and a wink to Romeo & Juliet!

But soft! What light in yonder fridge… Hear ye, Hear ye— Happy #BookBirthday to Katelyn Aronson‘s clever picture book, WHEN PB MET J, a hilarious wink to Romeo & Juliet, or perhaps a kitchen condiment retelling of West Side Story… “A friendship story with a heaping helping of puns.”  –Kirkus Reviews You may remember Katelyn… Read more »

Happy Book BDay to THE UNFORGETTABLE LOGAN FOSTER & THE SHADOW OF DOUBT = 6 Qs with superhero #mg author Shawn Peters + a few *NewYearsResolutions + #Giveaway!

Happy 2023, Book Friends! Our first celebration of the year is for the Book Birthday of THE UNFORGETTABLE LOGAN FOSTER AND THE SHADOW OF DOUBT, the #mg sequel by Shawn Peters (Harper Collins / Illus. Petur Antonsson). You might remember meeting Shawn Peters when we celebrated his debut #mg, The Unforgettable Logan Foster in 2022…. Read more »

It’s the most WONDERFUL time of the year: a VERY SPECIAL ICYMThem Book List & recap of #kidlit #BookBirthdays we celebrated in 2022!

This post brings together all the books we celebrated 2022 with Book Birthday Interviews. ICYMthem, check out these fascinating behind-the-scenes stories and writing/Illustrating tips shared by the #kidlit creators who joined us this year. (Great for Author Studies, Teacher friends.) *Please note that many of the wonderful titles herein fit into multiple categories. Feel free… 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 »