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

Analysis Week 1 Fall Writing Frenzy 2020

Hi Math is Everyone and Fall Writing Frenzy Friends, Happy Veterans Day! I hope you get a chance to honor the veterans in your life, those who have passed away, and their friends and family who have also sacrificed. Sending a big thank you to all how have or are currently serving! This is the … Continue reading Analysis Week 1 Fall Writing Frenzy 2020

Fall Writing Frenzy Call to Action

Hi Fall Writing Frenzy Friends, Everyone is a winner.  I’m sure now that the “winners” have been announced, some people are elated, some people are sad, some people are sad for themselves but elated for others, some people are somewhere in between, but I think we ALL have a chance to learn and grow even … Continue reading Fall Writing Frenzy Call to Action

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with debut picture book author Jess Hernandez

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, We have the wonderful pleasure of welcoming one of my amazing critique partners who is always finding new ways to share stories with readers. Today we get to talk about her debut book, coming in January called First Day of Unicorn School, pre-order now! Kaitlyn: Hi, Jess, thanks so much … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with debut picture book author Jess Hernandez

Fall Writing Frenzy Update

Hello Fall Writing Frenzy friends, Can you believe the winners will be announced tomorrow?!? Neither can we! But before we announce them, we have one last thing we'd like to share. Our main goal for the fall writing frenzy is to help writers grow in their craft, and we did so much of that this … Continue reading Fall Writing Frenzy Update

Fall Writing Frenzy Update

Hi Fall Writing Frenzy Friends and Math is Everywhere Readers, We have an update: the Fall Writing Frenzy winners will be announced November 6th! Thank you all so much for creating such an amazing community, putting yourself out there to share your creative, touching, dark, twisty, and fun stories with us! We hope you're still … Continue reading Fall Writing Frenzy Update

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Jolene Gutierrez and Heather Bell about their Picture Book MAC AND CHEESE AND THE PERSONAL SPACE INVADER for National New Friends Day!

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I'm extra excited today because it’s National New Friends Day and we get to have a book chat about a wonderful picture book involving making new friends called MAC AND CHEESE AND THE PERSONAL SPACE INVADER. And for the cherry on top, out discussion is with two of my favorite … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with Jolene Gutierrez and Heather Bell about their Picture Book MAC AND CHEESE AND THE PERSONAL SPACE INVADER for National New Friends Day!

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Illustrator Kaitlyn Shea O’Connor about her work on the WE GOT THE BEAT picture book

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today we have the fun an talented illustrator of newly released We Got the Beat, Kaitlyn Shea O'Connor (who goes by Shea)! Kaitlyn: Hi, Shea, thanks so much for stopping by today! Shea: Delighted to be here, thanks for having me! Kaitlyn: My pleasure! I love bright, fun illustrations and … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with Illustrator Kaitlyn Shea O’Connor about her work on the WE GOT THE BEAT picture book

Fall Writing Frenzy Fun and Agent Deal Announcement

Hi all! In honor of the Fall Writing Frenzy, I'm going to extend the time to get in on these awesome blog giveaways! If you haven't entered or want to earn more entries, check out each one, and I'll do the giveaway drawings for all of them on October 4th after the Fall Writing Frenzy … Continue reading Fall Writing Frenzy Fun and Agent Deal Announcement

Interview with Author, Blogger, and Co-Founder of Multicultural Children’s Book Day Mia Wenjen

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today we have a super special guest: Mia Wenjen. She is one of my FAVORITE bloggers, an amazing author, and the co-founder of Multicultural Children’s Book Day! To become a reviewer for January 2021's Multicultural Children’s Book Day, go here. Kaitlyn: Thanks so much for joining us today on the … Continue reading Interview with Author, Blogger, and Co-Founder of Multicultural Children’s Book Day Mia Wenjen

Update on the Fall Writing Frenzy – A New Photo Added

Hi Fall Writing Frenzy friends, Those of you who already know me know that I love learning, growing, and including everyone (my family has always been "the more the merrier" kind of people!) My wonderful friend Koloud looked through the Fall Writing Frenzy pictures and realized some representation for this season was missing. Thank you … Continue reading Update on the Fall Writing Frenzy – A New Photo Added

Joint #PB Interview with Rajani LaRocca and Carrie Finison about their newest books

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, We have a doubly special math treat today! We get to chat with two amazing authors about their fun books that incorporate some wonderful math: Rajani LaRocca and Carrie Finison. Kaitlyn: Welcome Rajani and Carrie, thanks for joining us today! Rajani: Thanks so much for having us, Kaitlyn! Carrie: Thank … Continue reading Joint #PB Interview with Rajani LaRocca and Carrie Finison about their newest books

Guide to the #FallWritingFrenzy Twitter Chat 2020

Hi Fall Writing Frenzy Friends, First of all, thank you all so much for being a part of our 2nd year of the Fall Writing Frenzy! If you were with us last year, I sure hope you had as much of a blast as I did than that you have just as much fun this … Continue reading Guide to the #FallWritingFrenzy Twitter Chat 2020

Comeback Interview with Jess Stiles (formerly Jess Carroll) Writer, Illustrator, and Freelance Editor

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, We have a super inspiring guest today to share about her epic comeback to the kidlit world, Jess Stiles (Formerly known as Jess Carroll)! Another great comeback is the Fall Writing Frenzy which is back for its second year! We have some awesome information to reveal today, so stay tuned … Continue reading Comeback Interview with Jess Stiles (formerly Jess Carroll) Writer, Illustrator, and Freelance Editor

Debut Author Interview and Giveaway with AJ Irving about her picture book Dance Like a Leaf

Hi Math Is Everywhere Readers, We have an extra special interview today with author AJ Irving about her beautiful debut picture book beautifully honoring grandparent relationships, Dance Like a Leaf. Kaitlyn: Hi AJ, to start off, can you share what inspired this story? AJ: This story traveled straight from my heart to my pen. My … Continue reading Debut Author Interview and Giveaway with AJ Irving about her picture book Dance Like a Leaf