Tag: Middle Grade/ Teens/ YA

Happy Book Birthday to FLIPPING FORWARD TWISTING BACKWARD + 10 Qs with author Alma Fullerton = Perfect 10!

It’s the Book Birthday of FLIPPING FORWARD TWISTING BACKWARD by Alma Fullerton / illus. Sarah Mensinga / Peachtree. A novel in verse starring a fifth grader who is almost as devoted to competitive gymnastics as she is to hiding her poor reading skills. What happens when Claire’s secret starts unraveling? I am so excited to… Read more »

4th & 6th grade Poems for #EarthDay, #PoetryMonth and #Peace, from Del Dayo Elementary –> Blog Takeover part 2

We’re ba-ack! Remember our Del Dayo Elementary Blog Takeover a few weeks ago? It all started with our Author Day zooms with Erin Dealey. We learned that Writing is NEVER wrong–and it’s not as painful as we thought…. (It’s kind of cool.) We wrote SO MUCH and we wanted to share our poems, so here’s…

Filed under: Blog Takeover!, Poetry, Teachers: Fun Ideas for Your Classroom, Teaching writing.

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Happy Book Birthday to FALLING SHORT (Quill Tree Books) + 6 Qs with award-winning mg author Ernesto Cisneros = slam dunk!

Congrats to my friend Ernesto Cisneros, on the launch of his new middle grade novel, FALLING SHORT (Quill Tree Books). We’re celebrating this wonderful book with six questions for Ernesto. But first… About FALLING SHORT “Told through animated alternating first-person chapters, Cisneros’s story not only captures the anxiety—and at times, humor—of trying to measure up… Read more »

6 Qs with #debut #mg #superhero author Shawn Peters about THE UNFORGETTABLE LOGAN FOSTER & a super #Giveaway–WOW!

We had so much fun talking to Shawn Peters about his superhero adventure book, THE UNFORGETTABLE LOGAN FOSTER, that we decided to do a two part interview. And this time, the #Giveaway details are included. ICYMI Part 1 of our interview is here. Packed with superheroes, supervillains, and epic showdowns between good and evil, The Unforgettable Logan… Read more »

6 Qs for mg #debut author Shawn Peters + a #Giveaway = Happy Book Birthday to THE UNFORGETTABLE LOGAN FOSTER!

I’m SUPER** excited to celebrate the Book Birthday and mg debut of THE UNFORGETTABLE LOGAN FOSTER, by Shawn Peters ( Harper Collins / Illus. Petur Antonsson). **See what I did there? I was lucky to receive an ARC of this book and enjoyed it thoroughly and TODAY is its release day. But don’t take my… Read more »