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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
For Candy's book birthday: "We started the morning with a batch of Grandma Stella’s cinnamon rolls (recipe available on my website http://www.candywellins.com) to enjoy for breakfast. Later today, I’m doing a Zoom party with a few close friends. I’m doing a bigger virtual book launch on September 5 through The Writing Barn, a local writer’s retreat where I first began my author journey 4 ½ years ago. Anyone is welcome to attend this free event (https://www.thewritingbarn.com/class/free-book-launch-celebration-with-candy-wellins-kirsti-call-online/) I’m teaming up with author Kirsti Call and her new book MOOTILDA’S BAD MOOD. We’ll be discussing BIG emotions in books for little people. "
"I can’t believe I’m finally sharing the cover of my debut picture book with the world! GAHH!!!!" --Katie Frawley
Hi Math is Everywhere Readers and Kidlit Zombie Week Friends, By now you may have heard that the very generous and creative Kailei Pew has invited me to do a webinar to help send African American writers and illustrators to the SCBWI conference this summer. I made one request of her: Can I give a … Continue reading Free Access to “How to Stand Out in the Query Trenches Webinar”
But for both books, the end hope is really the same: I want them to reach a wide audience so that people who normally don’t care for science might see the human side of it, and people who know nothing about Chinese-Americans or Chinese culture can learn more about it. --Teresa Robeson
I just adore picture books. As writers, we wrap our hearts up in these stories - it's such a privilege for me to be able to help other writers along their way.
Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today is SUPER special because we’re celebrating Amber Henricks' newest picture book that was released yesterday! And it’s about superheroes!! Note: this celebration was supposed to happen yesterday, but out of respect for #BlackoutTuesday, we postponed it. Now put on your super hero masks and get ready for some fun … Continue reading Book Birthday Celebration and GIVEAWAY for SUPERHEROES DON’T BABYSIT by Amber Hendricks
No matter what genre you write, you’ll need to read LOTS and LOTS of books in that genre to know what you can offer that is different or better. Spend time in bookstores and libraries. What’s missing on your favorite shelf? What’s an angle or perspective that isn’t out there?
First came the boxes. Then the baby. Then the loud, nonstop crying! Desperate to get away, new big sister Cassie climbs into one of the empty boxes and sets off. She drives, she sails, and she soars...but she still hears whimpers. How far will Cassie have to go to finally get some peace and quiet? Perfect for families with new babies, this imaginative picture book lets big siblings escape--and makes them want to come back.
Don’t give up. I know that’s so cliche, but seriously...just don’t. If you have the drive and the passion, keep to it! Don’t let bad news along the way keep you from moving forward. This journey is filled with rejections and heartache. BUT it’s also filled with so many rewarding moments, too, that overshadow the bad.
It has been really fun and has made me realise all sorts of subconscious things about the story writing process in general and my adventures with Julia, Zebra and Annie in particular. --Lou about this lovely interview
Karla Valenti has created an exciting and innovative way of reading about important people in STEM. Kids and teachers are going to eat this up for its inventive analogy and entertaining storytelling. And BONUS, they'll be enjoying learning! --Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez
My mom simply said, “You’ve done hard things before.” That really hit home with me. I thought, “I have done hard things.” So now, when I start feeling like something won’t happen, I remember what my mom said and dig back in to the work.
Hey Math is Everywhere readers, It’s Autism Awareness Month, and we’re lucky to have debut author Jen Malia here today to share her new book, Too Sticky! that was inspired by her and her daughter’s experience with autism. Kaitlyn: Welcome, Jen, thanks so much for joining us today! Jen: Thanks for inviting me, Kaitlyn! Kaitlyn: … Continue reading Debut Author Interview and GIVEAWAY for Autism Awareness with Jen Malia
Well… (tapping chin to finger) there are some hilarious scenes involving Joker- he’s quite the character, complicating things for Alex (the main character) and being just…annoying. Then there’s this high-energy chase scene that always has me wringing my hands. But I think the heartfelt moments where Alex’s father shares a few of his mind-blowing magic tricks with his son are probably my favorite. 😉