Tag: picture books

Happy Book Birthday to A GRANDMA’S MAGIC + 6 Qs for author Charlotte Offsay + 3 Book Pairings!

Charlotte Offsay‘s new picture book, A Grandma’s Magic, illustrated by Asa Gilland (Doubleday Books for Young Readers), released April 5, 2022–and we’re keeping the celebration going! “A Grandma’s Magic is a picture book celebration of grandmothers and all the ways in which they are magical. It is for kids who ache at the end of a… Read more »

Kindergarten Countdown!

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 »

Happy Book Birthday to SHHH! THE BABY’S ASLEEP + 10 Qs for for JaNay Brown-Wood

YAYYYY!!!! It’s a Book Birthday for JaNay Brown-Wood‘s newest picture book, SHHH! THE BABY’S ASLEEP Illus. by Elissambura, Charlesbridge. “Delightful comic relief for every household with a baby.“ “…The text is composed of playful rhyming couplets, with sound effects hand-lettered in all-caps crowding into compositions as if they have lives of their own. The colorful,… Read more »

Happy (almost) Book Birthday Karen Yin WHOLE WHALE = 8 Qs + Inclusion + STEM

I’m thrilled to help celebrate the Book Birthday of WHOLE WHALE on the blog today, the wonderful debut picture book by Karen Yin, Illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff / Barefoot Books / releasing SOON! Time for some questions! Q 1.     What was the inspiration for WHOLE WHALE? Karen Yin: I love wordplay, so when the words “whole whale” popped into… Read more »

TWO #kidlit authors + 6 Questions = Three Book Birthday celebrations…in a #pandemic!

We’ve doubled-the-fun this week with 6 Qs for TWO #kidlit authors! Meet Rosie J. Pova, whose picture book, SUNDAY RAIN (Illus. Amariah Rauscher / Lantana Publishing) was released March 2nd! A quiet, sweet story blending common themes of moving, imagination, and friendship. —KIRKUS Matt Forrest Esenwine is celebrating two Book Birthdays- ELLIOT THE HEART SHAPED… Read more »