Tag: writing

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 »

DEAR EARTH… from your awesome 5th Grade friends–> #blogtakeover!

Hi Blog Readers–Our teacher Mrs. Pete read us Erin Dealey’s new book, DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5 (Harper Collins) and guess what? 5th Graders still like picture books! Here are a few things we like about DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5: The pictures by Luisa Uribe and how much color there…

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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 »

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 »

4 Qs + 4 Happy Book Birthday(s) = Diana Murray: Publishing #kidlit in a Pandemic, part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of Publishing #kidlit in a Pandemic! Wooo-hoooo! It’s the Book Birthday of DOUBLE THE DINOSAURS, a Math Reader/ Step-into-Reading #STEM book by Diana Murray (Illus. Mette Engel /  Random House Books for Young Readers). This is Diana’s FOURTH book released in 2020.  2, 4, 6, 8, math with dinos is so… Read more »