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Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! + 4 Qs with debut #kidlit author Alexandra Alessandri + a New Year’s #Giveaway

I’m so excited to share Alexandra Alessandri’s debut picture book, Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! (Illus. Addy Rivera Sonda / Albert Whitman) –the PERFECT must-read for our last blog of the year.  Check out the reviews! “This gentle family story lets readers know that shyness is nothing to worry about.”―Kirkus STARRED review “The book’s vibrant… Read more »

Room FIVE-04’s Blog Takeover–6th grade Poems, Posters + what we learned about writing.

We’re back! Remember us?–Your friends in Room FIVE-04 from Lincoln Elementary in the Central Valley of CA? We’re the ones who took over Erin Dealey’s blog on the Book Birthday of DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5! (See part 1of our Blog Takeover here.) Today we’re back to share some more posters we made… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday DEAR EARTH–>from Room FIVE04 =blog takeover + Giveaway Boost!!

It’s a Book Birthday Party/ Blog Takeover for  DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5 by Erin Dealey, Illus. Luisa Uribe (Harper Collins) “A well-thought-out presentation of an important environmental message.” —Kirkus We are Mrs. Howard’s AWESOME 5th/6th graders from room FIVE04 –here to celebrate! We met up with Erin Dealey on Zoom, showed her…

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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 »

5 Qs + 6 (SIX!) Book Birthdays for Sue Fliess = Publishing #kidlit in a pandemic, part 6

In part 6 of Publishing #kidlit in a pandemic, we’re chatting with prolific #kidlit author Sue Fliess (* pronounced fleece), who has celebrated SIX Book Birthdays this year including two this month—WOW! CHRISTMAS CHEER a super cute counting board book with Scholastic/Cartwheel, launched Oct. 6th. (Wait–a Christmas book in October? See Q 3. below.) Illustrated… Read more »