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COVER Reveal, Interview, and DOUBLE Giveaway with debut author Margaret Aitken and wonderful illustrator Lenny Wen about their picture book OLD FRIENDS

Hi Math is Everywhere readers and Fall Writing Frenzy Friends, Today's post is extra exciting and is bound to be incredibly wonderful because Margaret Aitken and Lenny Wen are two of the kindest souls I've ever met. We're all far away from each other, but we're imagining we're sitting down for a cup of tea … Continue reading COVER Reveal, Interview, and DOUBLE Giveaway with debut author Margaret Aitken and wonderful illustrator Lenny Wen about their picture book OLD FRIENDS

Author Interview and DOUBLE Giveaway with Rebecca E. Hirsh about her newest STEM Picture Book: Night Creatures: Animals That Swoop, Crawl, and Creep While You Sleep, illustrated by Sonia Possentini

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers and Fall Writing Frenzy friends, I’m so excited that fall is almost here and that our third annual Fall Writing Frenzy has been announced on Lydia Lukidis’s (my lovely co-host’s) blog! Can’t wait to read all your wonderful work! Before we begin, let's please take a moment to reflect on … Continue reading Author Interview and DOUBLE Giveaway with Rebecca E. Hirsh about her newest STEM Picture Book: Night Creatures: Animals That Swoop, Crawl, and Creep While You Sleep, illustrated by Sonia Possentini

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Debut Author Katie Munday Williams about her Picture Book Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel: The Story of Anne Bradstreet, America’s First Published Poet, illustrated by Tania Rex

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend, and I'm so excited to have a special feature blog post today with one of my very first critique partners, Katie Munday Williams. She's here to discuss her wonderful and empowering debut book Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel: The Story of Anne Bradstreet, … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with Debut Author Katie Munday Williams about her Picture Book Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel: The Story of Anne Bradstreet, America’s First Published Poet, illustrated by Tania Rex

Interview and GIVEAWAY with debut author Dr. Amitha Jagannath Knight about her picture book Usha and the Big Digger, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Thank you all for your patience while I took a short hiatus at the beginning of this school year. I forgot how much I LOVE teaching in person. Though it’s nice to be doing some things relatively normal again, I think it’s important to remember, we’re still in uncertain times, … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with debut author Dr. Amitha Jagannath Knight about her picture book Usha and the Big Digger, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat

Interview and GIVEAWAY with author and illustrator Debbi Ridpath Ohi about the newest book in the I’M… series that she illustrated, authored by Michael Ian Black: I’M SORRY

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I am totally fan-girling today because Debbie Ridpath Ohi is one of the first picture book artists I fell head-over-heels for! Why, you ask? Well, first I'm Sad is so hilarious AND Debbie does so much for kids as well as authors and illustrators on her website and on social … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with author and illustrator Debbi Ridpath Ohi about the newest book in the I’M… series that she illustrated, authored by Michael Ian Black: I’M SORRY

Interview and GIVEAWAY with author Tina Cho about her first anniversary of THE OCEAN CALLS, illustrated by Jess X. Snow

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I hope you're ready to dive in because today we're talking with wonderful writer Tina Cho about her beautiful book THE OCEAN CALLS, illustrated by Jess X. Snow as the anniversary of this book is upon this! Kaitlyn: Hi, Tina, thank you so much for joining us! And happy anniversary … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with author Tina Cho about her first anniversary of THE OCEAN CALLS, illustrated by Jess X. Snow

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Ellen Leventhal about her recent picture book A FLOOD OF KINDNESS, illustrated by Blythe Russo

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, With all the heat waves lately and all that we've been through with COVID, I think it's high time we talk about A FLOOD OF KINDNESS, a beautiful new picture book by our guest wonderful guest Ellen Leventhal, illustrated by Blythe Russo. Kaitlyn: Hi, Ellen, thank you so much for … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with Ellen Leventhal about her recent picture book A FLOOD OF KINDNESS, illustrated by Blythe Russo

Debut Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Ana Siqueira about her picture book BELLA’S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS, illustrated by Geraldine Rodriguez

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today is going to be wonderful because we get to chat with one of my amazing friends, and former critique partner, Ana Siqueira, about her debut book that just came out: BELLA’S RECIPE FOR DISASTER SUCCESS, illustrated by Geraldine Rogriquez! Kaitlyn: Hi, Ana, thank you so much for joining us! … Continue reading Debut Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Ana Siqueira about her picture book BELLA’S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS, illustrated by Geraldine Rodriguez

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Kate Allen Fox about her debut picture book PANDO, A LIVING WONDER OF TREES, illustrated by Turine Tran

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I'm so excited to connect with you today because this book is all about connection as you'll find out very soon when we get the chance to chat with Kate Allen Fox about her debut picture book PANDO, A LIVING WONDER OF TREES, illustrated by Turine Tran. Kaitlyn: Hi, Kate, … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with Kate Allen Fox about her debut picture book PANDO, A LIVING WONDER OF TREES, illustrated by Turine Tran

COVER REVEAL and DOUBLE GIVEAWAY with debut author Sarah Hovorka and illustrator Heather Brockman Lee for their picture book HATTIE HATES HUGS

Hi Math is Everywhere readers, Today is Global Hug Your Kids Day, and this is an extra special post because we get to do the first official Team Sanchez cover reveal with the wonderful Sarah Hovorka about her book HATTIE HATES HUGS, illustrated by the amazing Heather Brockman Lee! So, on Global Hug Your Kids … Continue reading COVER REVEAL and DOUBLE GIVEAWAY with debut author Sarah Hovorka and illustrator Heather Brockman Lee for their picture book HATTIE HATES HUGS

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Darshana Khiani, about her debut picture book HOW TO WEAR A SARI, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, As you know, I just love a great how-to picture book, so I am extra excited about our guest today, Darshana Khiani, who is going to share about her debut picture book HOW TO WEAR A SARI, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. Kaitlyn: Hi, Darshana, thank you so much for joining … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with Darshana Khiani, about her debut picture book HOW TO WEAR A SARI, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with debut author Jenna Waldman about her PJ Library Books: Larry’s Latkes, illustrated by Ben Whitehouse, and Sharkbot Shalom, illustrated by Sharon Davey

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, We've got a double feature today with our interview with my wonderful friend and agency sister Jenna Waldman! You're in for quite a treat! Kaitlyn: Hi, Jenna, thank you so much for joining us! Jenna: Kaitlyn! I am so thrilled to be here! Kaitlyn: Awe, I’m so glad you’re as … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with debut author Jenna Waldman about her PJ Library Books: Larry’s Latkes, illustrated by Ben Whitehouse, and Sharkbot Shalom, illustrated by Sharon Davey

Blog Interview and GIVEAWAY with Bea Birdsong about her newest book, HOW TO SPOT A FRIEND, illustrated by Lucy Fleming

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I can't tell you how overjoyed I am to feature this author on my blog today. I have admired her for years and just adore her books, and even better, her newest book that we're here to chat about today comes at the best time for my daughter. Without further … Continue reading Blog Interview and GIVEAWAY with Bea Birdsong about her newest book, HOW TO SPOT A FRIEND, illustrated by Lucy Fleming

COVER REVEAL and DOUBLE GIVEAWAY with Matt Forrest Esenwine about his new picture book I AM TODAY, illustrated by Patricia Pessoa

Hi Math is Everywhere readers, Are you ready… ? Are you set … ? Because we’re about to go! It’s a cover reveal day! And this one is with our incredible friend and wonderful human being Matt Forrest Esenwine for his newest picture book that is beautiful and empowering, and that I think you’re all … Continue reading COVER REVEAL and DOUBLE GIVEAWAY with Matt Forrest Esenwine about his new picture book I AM TODAY, illustrated by Patricia Pessoa

Kidlit Zombie Week Post #2 for 2021: My Kidlit Zombie Week Story by Mike Irvine

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers and Kidlit Zombie Week Friends, Today we have a super special guest who I call upon every time I need a title because not only is he an amazing picture book writer but he's also the title master! He's hear to share his Kidlit Zombie Week story as one of … Continue reading Kidlit Zombie Week Post #2 for 2021: My Kidlit Zombie Week Story by Mike Irvine

Kidlit Zombie Week Post #1 for 2021: Let Sleeping Stories Lie

Dear Math is Everywhere Readers and Kidlit Zombie Week Friends, Welcome to Kidlit Zombie Week! For those of you who are new here, thank you for joining us for this fun! Kidlit Zombie Week is a week full of fantastic puns and great insight as we help each other bring our dead stories back to … Continue reading Kidlit Zombie Week Post #1 for 2021: Let Sleeping Stories Lie

Author Interview and triple GIVEAWAY with James Solheim about his picture book Grandmas Are Greater, illustrated by Derek Desierto

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I’m so excited to share that today we’re talking with James Solheim about his beautiful picture book Grandmas Are Greater Than Great, illustrated by Derek Desierto, that subtly teaches children the concept of exponential reasoning! That’s right, James and Derek made a fun and beautiful book AND it has math. … Continue reading Author Interview and triple GIVEAWAY with James Solheim about his picture book Grandmas Are Greater, illustrated by Derek Desierto

Spring Fling Kidlit Analysis 2021

Hi Spring Fling Kidlit and Math is Everywhere friends, Wow, I can't believe it's already been over a month since the 2021 Spring Fling Kidlit Contest Winners were announced! We officially connected everyone with their prize donors, and I can't wait to see all the beautiful things that come from these connections and stories! (If … Continue reading Spring Fling Kidlit Analysis 2021

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Candy Wellins about her picture book The Stars Beckoned: Edward White’s Amazing Walk in Space, illustrated by Courtney Dawson

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Believe it or not, today is the anniversary of the first U.S. space walk! And we are lucky enough to have Candy Wellins here with us to chat about her picture book biography featuring this famous astronaut, Edward White, that released earlier this year: The Stars Beckoned: Edward White’s Amazing … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with Candy Wellins about her picture book The Stars Beckoned: Edward White’s Amazing Walk in Space, illustrated by Courtney Dawson

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Editor Sarah Jane Abbott

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I’m so excited for our guest today, and I hope you are, too! Sarah Jane Abbott is an editor extraordinaire and was such an amazing help to me when I was first agenting and she was working at Paula Wiseman Books. Sarah Jane is off on new adventures freelance editing, … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with Editor Sarah Jane Abbott

Triple Interview and GIVEAWAY with Authors Jessica Kulekjian, James McGowan, and Tracy Marchini about their STEM PBs

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today is a triply awesome! We have three (yes THREE!) amazing writers to talk about their STEM picture books, BEFORE WE STOOD TALL, GOOD NIGHT, OPPY!, and PRINCESSES CAN FIX IT! And we'll also get some great insight on their agent relationship that I think you'll find super interesting! Kaitlyn: … Continue reading Triple Interview and GIVEAWAY with Authors Jessica Kulekjian, James McGowan, and Tracy Marchini about their STEM PBs

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Kira Bigwood about her debut picture book SECRET, SECRET AGENT GUY, illustrated by Celia Krampien

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Pssst! Come closer. Closer. Closer! Perfect.  Today's blog is TOP SECRET, so make sure to grab all your spy gear and get ready for tons of fun because we get to chat with the wonderful Kira Bigwood about her debut picture book SECRET, SECRET AGENT GUY, illustrated by Celia Krampien, … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Kira Bigwood about her debut picture book SECRET, SECRET AGENT GUY, illustrated by Celia Krampien

Book Birthday Interview with Amanda Davis about her Debut Picture Book, 30,000 Stitches, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Get ready because today we have a .... BOOK BIRTHDAY!!! And I could not be more honored to be the host of the book birthday of such a beautiful, needed, and important picture book by Amanda Davis, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport: 30,000 Stitches. copyright Sally Wern Comport Angela Wood … Continue reading Book Birthday Interview with Amanda Davis about her Debut Picture Book, 30,000 Stitches, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Katie Frawley about her Debut picture book TABITHA AND FRITZ TRADE PLACES, illustrated by Laurie Stansfield

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today is going to be extra fun because we’re talking with my wonderful friend Katie Frawley about lots of publishing things, but most importantly her debut picture book TABITHA AND FRITZ TRADE PLACES, Laurie Stansfield which is one of the most creative, fun picture books I’ve read! It comes out … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Katie Frawley about her Debut picture book TABITHA AND FRITZ TRADE PLACES, illustrated by Laurie Stansfield

Illustrator Interview and GIVEAWAY with Heather Bell about picture book Why is Mommy Crying? that she illustrated, authored by Dr. I. Cori Baill

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today we have a special guest talking with us about a very special and important book that she illustrated. Book description: Why is Mommy Crying? -explaining early pregnancy loss to young children comforts children as young as three, their parents, extended family, and friends. One is often at a loss … Continue reading Illustrator Interview and GIVEAWAY with Heather Bell about picture book Why is Mommy Crying? that she illustrated, authored by Dr. I. Cori Baill

Interview and PB Critique GIVEAWAY with debut author Debra Shumaker about her book Freaky, Funky Fish, Illustrated by Claire Powell

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today we have a funky interview. No, not because Debra Shumaker can rock a 70s dance, though, Debra, if you can, please show us! This is going to be funky because Debra's debut picture book, illustrated by Claire Powell, is Freaky Funky Fish! Yanka Photography Book description: Fish have fins … Continue reading Interview and PB Critique GIVEAWAY with debut author Debra Shumaker about her book Freaky, Funky Fish, Illustrated by Claire Powell

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