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Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Vanessa Keel for National Puppy Day

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Hey Math is Everywhere readers, Today is NATIONAL PUPPY DAY! From National Calendar: Observed each year on March 23rd, National Puppy Day celebrates the unconditional love and affection puppies bring to our lives.  Their cuddles and wiggles make us smile and without a doubt, there are squeals of delight when there are puppies around! National … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Vanessa Keel for National Puppy Day

Prize Donor Feature, Kourtney LaFavre, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

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Hi Math is Everywhere Readers and Spring Fling Kidlit Hopefuls, Today we have our twelfth prize donor in our Prize Donor Feature Series. She flawlessly connects education with fun and has such a beautiful outlook on our world… 🎉Kourtney LaFavre🎉 Kourtney is donating a picture book critique. What is your favorite thing about spring? Where … Continue reading Prize Donor Feature, Kourtney LaFavre, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

Prize Donor Feature, Team Lacera, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

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Hi Math is Everywhere Readers and Spring Fling Kidlit Contest hopefuls! Today, for our eleventh Prize Donor Feature, we have one of THE COOLEST author-illustrator teams in kidlit... 🎉The Laceras🎉 Team Lacera is offering WINNER’S CHOICE: picture book critique (manuscript or dummy), first 5 pages of a middle-grade ms, or a query critique We asked … Continue reading Prize Donor Feature, Team Lacera, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with June Smalls about her newest picture book: She Leads

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Hi Math is Everywhere readers, Today we have one of the most wonderful writers I know, June Smalls! She's here today to talk about her next book, a beautiful tribute to elephants through lyrical nonfiction, She Leads: The Elephant Matriarch. Kaitlyn: Thanks so much for joining us today. June: I’m happy to be here. Thank … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with June Smalls about her newest picture book: She Leads

Prize Donor Feature, Traci Van Wagoner, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

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Hi Math is Everywhere Readers and Spring Fling Kidlit Hopefuls, Today we have our tenth prize donor in our Prize Donor Feature Series. She creates gorgeous, award-winning illustrations and is diving into a career as an author-illustrator... 🎉Traci Van Wagoner🎉 Traci is donating a picture book dummy critique. We asked Traci some spring-inspired questions so … Continue reading Prize Donor Feature, Traci Van Wagoner, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

Prize Donor Feature, Jolene Gutierrez, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

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Hi Math is Everywhere Readers and Spring Fling Kidlit Hopefuls, Our seventh donor feature for our 18 prize donors is one of the most devoted, generous writers I know… 🎉Jolene Gutierrez🎉 Jolene is donating winner’s choice: a non-rhyming picture book manuscript critique, 750 words or less or the first five pages of a middle grade … Continue reading Prize Donor Feature, Jolene Gutierrez, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Dawn Young about her newest book Counting Elephants

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Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today I’m extra, super excited because our guest shows the line between math and writing is less defined than you think. Dawn Young--engineer turned children’s author--is here to talk about her most recent book that blends math and magic to create chaos: Counting Elephants! Kaitlyn: Hi, Dawn, thank you so … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Dawn Young about her newest book Counting Elephants

Prize Donor Feature, Korrie Leer, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

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Hi Math is Everywhere Readers and Spring Fling Kidlit Contest hopefuls! Today, for our sixth Prize Donor Feature, we have debut-author illustrator and one of my wonderful critique partners... 🎉Korrie Leer🎉 Korrie is offering a picture book dummy critique We asked Korrie some spring-themed questions so you can get to know her more, and here … Continue reading Prize Donor Feature, Korrie Leer, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

#50PreciousWords and Client Announcement

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers! Today has been a whirlwind of wonderful! First I found out that Vivian Kirkfield's fantastic 50 Precious Words contest began, and then... I signed my first literary client for Olswanger Literary! Thanks for accepting my offer, Laura K. Zimmermann! I can't wait to see where this partnership leads us! Without … Continue reading #50PreciousWords and Client Announcement

Author and Champion Spotlight and GIVEAWAY with Brian Gehrlein

Hi Math is Everywhere readers, Today I’m extra excited because I get to do a champion and author spotlight with Brian Gehrlein! Brian has been working tirelessly to give opportunities to picture book writers with his Picture Book Spotlight and PB Critique Fest all while writing his own wonderful books one of which has officially … Continue reading Author and Champion Spotlight and GIVEAWAY with Brian Gehrlein

Guest Post: Illustrator Victoria Marble talking about Public Domain Projects

Hi Math is Everywhere readers, Today’s special guest is my talented illustrator friend Victoria Marble. She was lucky enough to be selected to re-create a classic, and she’s here today to tell us all about it! Victoria’s Bio: Victoria Marble is an illustrator specializing in character & narrative design, with a particular emphasis on children, … Continue reading Guest Post: Illustrator Victoria Marble talking about Public Domain Projects

February Nonfiction Picture Book Feature for NF Picture Book Challenge 2020: Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

Hi Math is Everywhere readers, I am having a blast with Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge. If you want in, check it out here. BUT FIRST, if you haven't entered to win a SIGNED copy of Jodi Moore's adorable board book, check it out now! If you missed my first post, I read Teresa Robeson‘s debut … Continue reading February Nonfiction Picture Book Feature for NF Picture Book Challenge 2020: Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

Author Interview & GIVEAWAY: Jodi Moore

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Hi Math is Everywhere readers, Today we have the wonderful Jodi Moore here visiting to get us all hyped about Valentine's day by talking about her love of writing and her super adorable board book I Love My Dragon. And she’s doing a GIVEAWAY of a SIGNED copy of it! Kaitlyn: Thanks so much for … Continue reading Author Interview & GIVEAWAY: Jodi Moore

Author-Illustrator SURPRISE for the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest

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Hi Math is Everywhere readers and Spring Fling participants! Ciara and I just adore our author-illustrator friends, so we decided to create a special category for this year's Spring Fling Kidlit Contest just for author-illustrators!   Are you ready?   Are you excited?   Is that a drum roll I hear?   Ta-da! The newest … Continue reading Author-Illustrator SURPRISE for the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest

Multicultural Day: Sissy Goes Tiny book review

Hey Math is Everywhere readers,Today is Multicultural Children's Book Day 2020! I was lucky enough to be a reviewer for this year, so I was gifted a beautiful book that I'm going to share with you below. There's also a ton of prizes being given away from 9pm-10pm Eastern tonight on Twitter, check it out: … Continue reading Multicultural Day: Sissy Goes Tiny book review

Announcement: Spring Fling Kidlit Contest Dates 2020

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Hey Everyone, If you're like me, you're shivering in the cold these days. Yep, I'm in California. Nope, it doesn't often get much colder than 30 degrees. Yep, I still think it's freezing. But NOT TO FEAR! Spring is on it's way, which means the #SpringFlingKidlit contest is on the horizon! Submissions will be accepted … Continue reading Announcement: Spring Fling Kidlit Contest Dates 2020

Nonfiction Picture Book Feature for NF Picture Book Challenge 2020

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Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I'm so excited for Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge! But first, if you haven't entered the GIVEAWAY with Amy B. Mucha, hop over there first and get in on it! She's giving away a picture book critique and a copy of her book! I have to admit I'm one of those … Continue reading Nonfiction Picture Book Feature for NF Picture Book Challenge 2020