Tag: picture books

How is a goalie like being an author? + other Qs about BREAKING THE ICE by Angie Bullaro (part 2)

Since November means #hockey, and we had such fun celebrating Angie Bullaro’s debut picture book BREAKING THE ICE, (Simon & Schuster / Paula Wiseman Books / Illus. C.F.Payne) why not kick off the season with Part 2 of her interview? BREAKING THE ICE is a nonfiction picture book about Manon Rhéaume, the first and only woman… Read more »

Happy (belated) Book Birthday to NO Party Poopers! + 6 Qs for #kidlit author Gretchen McLellan

It’s PARTY time, friends. Gretchen McLellan’s latest picture book, NO PARTY POOPERS! (Little Bee Books / Illus. Lucy Semple) deserves a celebration and EVERYONE’S invited! “In line with [McLellan’s]…wordplay, Semple loads the bright, simply drawn illustrations with partying animals amid scenes of either imagined disaster or, at the end, festive conviviality… The paws-itive point here: …regarding… 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 »

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 »