It’s Back-To-School time and this post is for the almost-Kinders (and their parents, teachers, & caregivers) in your lives. Let’s Get Ready! When K IS FOR KINDERGARTEN came out (see Book Trailer here), a dear friend, Kathleen Guerrero, the Executive Director of our local First Five El Dorado, saw all of the activities in our… Read more »
EENIE MEENIE HALLOWEENIE + Happy Book Birthday Susan Eaddy = 8 Qs + Writing tips!
I had the pleasure of getting to know Susan Eaddy at a recent event for Children’s Environmental Health Day and can’t WAIT for you to meet her too. Plus a #Halloween book + repurposing + imagination = win-win-win! Right? Check out this STARRED KIRKUS review: Deciding what to wear for #Halloween can be tough. “Eenie… 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 »
Happy Book Birthday to THIS OLD DOG (Brockenbrough/ Alborozo/ Levine Querido)
Happy Book Birthday to THIS OLD DOG by Martha Brockenbrough Levine Querido / Illustrated by Gabriel Alborozo “A lovely celebration of toddler-dog love…” Booklist, starred review In celebration of THIS OLD DOG’s release, here are 9 Questions with the wonderful and prolific Martha Brockenbrough* *Rhymes with “broken-toe.” Q 1: What was the inspiration for THIS… Read more »
Writing and Reading Resources from the #kidlit community
Hi friends. I’ve put my Teacher hat on and compiled some awesome resources and ideas that #kidlit friends have been sharing, for student lessons and activities during this challenging #shelterinplace time: Write to an Author: Here is a list of authors who are happy to be your pen pal: http://www.readingconnectsus.com/…/writetoanauthor-connect…/ Author Matt de la Peña is… Read more »