Tag: picture books

Making New Year’s Resolutions with PB author Gabi Snyder  & COUNT ON US! CLIMATE ACTIVISTS FROM ONE TO A BILLION

We’re excited to talk to picture book author Gabi Snyder today about COUNT ON US! CLIMATE ACTIVISTS FROM ONE TO A BILLION and –just like the kids in Room 5 (in my pb, DEAR EARTH…)– We’re making some Earth-friendly #newyearsresolutions. “A call to eco-action based on the power of numbers . . . Young readers… 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 Book Birthday OZZIE & PRINCE ZEBEDEE + 8 Qs for debut Author/Illustrator Gela Kalaitzidis!

Happy Happy Book Birthday to Gela Kalaitzidis and her picture book debut OZZIE AND PRINCE ZEBEDEE (Flamingo Books / PRH). First things first, however. I’ve asked Gela to teach us how to pronounce her name. Gela Kalaitzidis: That’s a perfect place to start. Many people seem a bit intimidated by my name. Gela is pronounced… 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 »

5 Qs with author Lynne Marie + Fractured Fairy Tales + STEM = THE THREE LITTLE PIGS AND THE ROCKET PROJECT

You know how I love fractured fairy tales, right? I may have actually written a few myself…including GOLDIE LOCKS HAS CHICKEN POX <–(pair it with these Goldie titles.) and LITTLE BO PEEP CAN’T GET TO SLEEP <–(read aloud fun)! So it was cool to stumble onto this #STEM version of the Three Little Pigs, THE… Read more »