Tag: Middle Grade/ Teens/ YA

Happy Book BDay to THE UNFORGETTABLE LOGAN FOSTER & THE SHADOW OF DOUBT = 6 Qs with superhero #mg author Shawn Peters + a few *NewYearsResolutions + #Giveaway!

Happy 2023, Book Friends! Our first celebration of the year is for the Book Birthday of THE UNFORGETTABLE LOGAN FOSTER AND THE SHADOW OF DOUBT, the #mg sequel by Shawn Peters (Harper Collins / Illus. Petur Antonsson). You might remember meeting Shawn Peters when we celebrated his debut #mg, The Unforgettable Logan Foster in 2022…. 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 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 »