Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Charlotte Offsay about The Big Beach Cleanup, illustrated by Katie Rewse

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today is full of fun, hope, and inspiration as we get to chat with my friend, and wonderful author, Charlotte Offsay about her new picture book The Big Beach Cleanup, illustrated by Katie Rewse.   Head shot Photo by Natalia L Photography Book description: Cora is excited to enter the … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Charlotte Offsay about The Big Beach Cleanup, illustrated by Katie Rewse

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Nicholas Solis about The Color Collector, illustrated by Renia Metallinou

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today we have a special interview with Nicholas Solis about the stunning picture book he wrote, illustrated by Renia Metallinou that releases tomorrow: The Color Collector. Book description: The Color Collector is a poignant story about newness, friendship, and common ground. When a boy notices the new girl picking up … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Nicholas Solis about The Color Collector, illustrated by Renia Metallinou

Book Birthday Interview & Giveaway with Alli Brydon for her picture book, co-written with, and illustrated by, EG Keller, LOBSTAH GAHDEN

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I hope you will all join me in wishing my friend, and wonderful author and editor, Alli Brydon a HAPPY HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY today because her picture book, co-written with and illustrated by EG Keller, LOBSTAH GAHDEN, releases TODAY!!   Book description: With pictures from the illustrator behind Last Week … Continue reading Book Birthday Interview & Giveaway with Alli Brydon for her picture book, co-written with, and illustrated by, EG Keller, LOBSTAH GAHDEN

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Debut Author-Illustrator Annelouise Mahoney About her Upcoming Picture book: Julius and Macy: A Very Brave Night

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I hope you’re ready for tons of sweetness and inspiration because we’re talking to the wonderful author-illustrator Annelouise Mahoney about her imagination-filled debut picture book Julius and Macy: A Very Brave Night that comes out next month!  Book description: for Julius and Macy: A Very Brave Night An enchanting woodland … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with Debut Author-Illustrator Annelouise Mahoney About her Upcoming Picture book: Julius and Macy: A Very Brave Night

Interview and DOUBLE GIVEAWAY with author Sandra Nickel about her newest picture book The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe, illustrated by Aimée Sicuro

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today is extra special because we get to chat about a true shining star of Women's History Month: Vera Rubin! And we get to talk about this wonderful woman with another talented star: writer Sandra Nickel, whose first picture book, Nacho's Nachos was named, among other accolades, as a Best … Continue reading Interview and DOUBLE GIVEAWAY with author Sandra Nickel about her newest picture book The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe, illustrated by Aimée Sicuro

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Elizabeth (Liz) Gilbert Bedia about her Picture Book BALLOONS FOR PAPA, Illustrated by Erika Meza

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today we have an extra special interview about one of my favorite picture books ever written! We get to chat with the amazingly kind and wonderful picture book writer Elizabeth (Liz) Gilbert Bedia, about her newest released picture book, BALLOONS FOR PAPA, illustrated by Erika Meza, which I fell in … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with Elizabeth (Liz) Gilbert Bedia about her Picture Book BALLOONS FOR PAPA, Illustrated by Erika Meza

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Kristen Wixted, Peter H. Reynolds, Jodie Apeseche, Matt Forrest Esenwine, and Audrey Day-Williams about their Anthology FRIENDS & ANEMONES: OCEAN POEMS FOR CHILDREN

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today we have, not one, not two, not even four, but FIVE times the fun! We have the pleasure of chatting with Kristen Wixted (Writer/poet/anthology editor), Peter Reynolds (Illustrator/writer/poet/kind human), Jodie Apeseche (Artist/writer/poet/Anthology cover art), Matt Forrest Esenwine (Writer/poet), and Audrey Day-Williams (Writer/poet) about their new book FRIENDS & ANEMONES: … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with Kristen Wixted, Peter H. Reynolds, Jodie Apeseche, Matt Forrest Esenwine, and Audrey Day-Williams about their Anthology FRIENDS & ANEMONES: OCEAN POEMS FOR CHILDREN

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Emma Bland Smith about her Picture Book The Pig War: How a Porcine Tragedy Taught England and America to Share, illustrated by Alison Jay

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today we have the pleasure of chatting with a wonderful nonfiction writer, Emma Bland Smith whose most recent picture book, The Pig War: How a Porcine Tragedy Taught England and America to Share, illustrated by Alison Jay, just came out last fall! Kaitlyn: Hi Emma, thanks so much for saying … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Emma Bland Smith about her Picture Book The Pig War: How a Porcine Tragedy Taught England and America to Share, illustrated by Alison Jay

Inventors Day and Birthday Celebration featuring a GIVEAWAY with Vivian Kirkfield

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers! Today we have a super special interview because not only is it Inventors Day, it's Vivian Kirkfield's birthday, too! And we get to chat with her about her book, illustrated by Gilbert Ford, that's all about inventions: FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD MOVES. It's … Continue reading Inventors Day and Birthday Celebration featuring a GIVEAWAY with Vivian Kirkfield

Cover REVEAL and GIVEAWAY for Goodnight Ganesha by Nadia Salomon, Illustrated by Poonam Mistry

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today's post is extra exciting because it's going to be doing a wait for it… COVER REVEAL!! 🙌🙌 🙌 (with a fun giveaway, so stay tuned to the end!) Nadia Salomon is here to share her debut picture book's beautiful cover, illustrated by Poonam Mistry.  Book Description Goodnight Ganesha is … Continue reading Cover REVEAL and GIVEAWAY for Goodnight Ganesha by Nadia Salomon, Illustrated by Poonam Mistry

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Laura Gehl about her newest board books Brilliant Baby Plays Music and Brilliant Baby Does Math, illustrated by Jean Claude

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today we have a doubly exciting interview featuring two sweet new board books about math and music with the wonderful Laura Gehl who just released her Brilliant Babies board books this week, illustrated by Jean Claude! Brilliant Baby Plays Music and Brilliant Baby Does Math. (By the way, any of … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Laura Gehl about her newest board books Brilliant Baby Plays Music and Brilliant Baby Does Math, illustrated by Jean Claude

MCBD: #ReadYourWorld Book Review of Vy’s Special Gift by Ha-Giang Trinh, Illustrated by Evi Shelvia

Good evening all, Today was Multicultural Children's Book Day. If you haven't heard of it or missed the Twitter discussion/party, hop on over and check out the beautiful discussions. This my second year taking part in this amazing event and learning more and more every time! There are so many amazing books to discover as … Continue reading MCBD: #ReadYourWorld Book Review of Vy’s Special Gift by Ha-Giang Trinh, Illustrated by Evi Shelvia

Middle Grade Author Interview with Adrianna Cuevas about her Debut Novel The Total Eclipse of Nestor, a 2021 Pura Belpré Honoree

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, We have an extra special treat today, we get to chat with an amazing debut middle writer about her story that has everything (and more!) that you could ask for in novel: humor, heart, friendship, and a little bit of fantasy! Please help me welcome, the amazing: Adrianna Cuevas, author … Continue reading Middle Grade Author Interview with Adrianna Cuevas about her Debut Novel The Total Eclipse of Nestor, a 2021 Pura Belpré Honoree

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Rosie J. Pova about her newest picture book SUNDAY RAIN!

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, As we get closer to those rainy days of spring filled with fresh air and puddle-jumping (I'm not the only adult who still loves that right?) we get the chance to dive into a rainy day picture book with author Rosie J. Pova about her newest picture book Sunday Rain, … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with Rosie J. Pova about her newest picture book SUNDAY RAIN!

Author-Illustrator Interview and GIVEAWAY with Skylaar Amann

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I'm excited to kick off 2021 blog interviews with talented author-illustrator Skylaar Amann! We'll be chatting about her picture book Lloyd Finds His Whalesong that's out with Page Street Kids, her next book that was just recently announced, all kinds of writing and illustrating fun, and of course, STEM!  Kaitlyn: … Continue reading Author-Illustrator Interview and GIVEAWAY with Skylaar Amann

Fall Writing Frenzy 2020 Winner Analysis, Week 8

The final Fall Writing Frenzy Analysis for the 2020 Winners is here!!! Can I get a woohoo? I have had so much fun learning and growing with you all, and honoring these wonderful writers as well was a nice added benefit that I don't think we realized would come out of this analysis.I hope everyone's … Continue reading Fall Writing Frenzy 2020 Winner Analysis, Week 8

Analysis Fall Writing Frenzy 2020, Week 6

Hi Math is Everyone and Fall Writing Frenzy Friends, This is the sixth week of analyzing the Fall Writing Frenzy winners’ work from 2020! Thanks for sticking with us and doing some amazing learning and growing together! To check out the week 5 analysis, go here! I missed posting last week but I'm so excited to … Continue reading Analysis Fall Writing Frenzy 2020, Week 6

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Dawn Young about her and Pablo Pino’s Christmas Picture Book THE NIGHT BAAFORE CHRISTMAS

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, The holidays are upon us! Tis the season to talk to our friend Dawn Young about her Christmas book with illustrator Pablo Pino, The Night Baafore Christmas (to check out Dawn's math picture book interview, go here). Kaitlyn: Hi, Dawn, thanks so much for joining us on the math is … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with Dawn Young about her and Pablo Pino’s Christmas Picture Book THE NIGHT BAAFORE CHRISTMAS

Interview and Giveaway with Debut Author Taylor Rouanzion about her Upcoming PB: Rainbow Boy

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I hope you're ready for a colorful day because that's what's coming at you on the Math is Everywhere Blog post today! We have debut author Taylor Rouanzion here to talk about her gender non-conforming picture book, Rainbow Boy, that's coming out in January 2021 with Beaming Books! Kaitlyn: Hi, … Continue reading Interview and Giveaway with Debut Author Taylor Rouanzion about her Upcoming PB: Rainbow Boy

Analysis Fall Writing Frenzy 2020, Week 5

Hi Math is Everyone and Fall Writing Frenzy Friends, This is the fifth week (if you can believe it!) of analyzing the Fall Writing Frenzy winners’ work from 2020! Wasn’t last week awesome? I finally stumped EVERYONE on my theme--score one Kaitlyn; however, all your theme ideas were even COOLER than mine, so point analyzers … Continue reading Analysis Fall Writing Frenzy 2020, Week 5

Picture Books I Love, Some Things I Like as an Agent, and Other Tips about Connecting with an Agent

Hi all! I just had so much fun this weekend presenting on "What I Like and Why" for PBPalooza created by wonderful picture book whisperer, Mira Reisberg. And I promised I'd share at least some parts of my presentation here (I saved some just for those who paid for scholarships ;)). If you're popping by … Continue reading Picture Books I Love, Some Things I Like as an Agent, and Other Tips about Connecting with an Agent

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Joana Pastro about her PB LillyBelle: A Damsel NOT in Distress

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I'm so excited to share this interview because Joana Pastro's picture book is the kind of book I've always wanted for my daughter, and you'll know why just by the title: LILLYBELLE, A DAMSEL NOT IN DISTRESS. Kaitlyn: Hi, Joana, thanks so much for joining us! Joana: Hi, Kaitlyn. I’m … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Joana Pastro about her PB LillyBelle: A Damsel NOT in Distress

Analysis Fall Writing Frenzy Week 4

Hi Math is Everyone and Fall Writing Frenzy Friends, Whew, these analyses of the Fall Writing Frenzy winners have been so wonderful! And I’ve really enjoyed getting the author insights as well, so much extra fun together! If you missed the first three weeks of Analyzing the winner’s work from Fall Writing Frenzy 2020, check … Continue reading Analysis Fall Writing Frenzy Week 4

Analysis Fall Writing Frenzy Week 3

Hi Everyone! This is the 3rd week of analyzing the Fall Writing Frenzy winners’ work from 2020! It's been absolutely amazing diving in deeper with you and learning about the inspiration of the writers too! If you missed the first two weeks, check out the 1st week analysis here and the 2nd week here!Before we … Continue reading Analysis Fall Writing Frenzy Week 3

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with author Barbara Lowell about her picture book BEHIND THE BOOKCASE

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, As we approach American Thanksgiving, many of us are thinking about what we're thankful for, and especially in these times, I bet many of us are even more grateful for small things than we usual are. To honor this thankful feeling, we have the pleasure of welcoming author Barbara Lowell … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with author Barbara Lowell about her picture book BEHIND THE BOOKCASE

Analysis Week 2 Fall Writing Frenzy 2020

Hi Math is Everyone and Fall Writing Frenzy Friends, This is the second week of analyzing the Fall Writing Frenzy winners’ work from 2020! Wasn’t last week awesome? If you missed it, check out the first week analysis here! Every week I will try my best to share 5-8 pieces from the Fall Writing Frenzy … Continue reading Analysis Week 2 Fall Writing Frenzy 2020

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Author-Illustrator Abi Cushman

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I’m so excited for this timely interview because we just had our first rain of the season and now we get to chat with wonderful author-illustrator Abi Cushman about her adorable book SOAKED! She also has some cool insight on how being a web designer helps with picture books and … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with Author-Illustrator Abi Cushman