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

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

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

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

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

Book Birthday Interview and Giveaway with Debut Author Candy Wellins

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. "

Free Access to “How to Stand Out in the Query Trenches Webinar”

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”

Book Birthday Celebration and GIVEAWAY for SUPERHEROES DON’T BABYSIT by Amber Hendricks

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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

Debut Author-Illustrator Interview and GIVEAWAY with Korrie Leer

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.

Author Interview with Heather Macht about her newest picture book Rex the…We-Don’t-Know

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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.

Debut Author Interview and GIVEAWAY for Autism Awareness with Jen Malia

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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

Blog Interview and GIVEAWAY with debut MG Author Laurie Kutscera

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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. 😉

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

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

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

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

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

Cover Reveal, Interview, AND GIVEAWAY with Amy B. Mucha

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Hi Math is Everywhere readers, Today's post is extra exciting because it's the very first ever COVER REVEAL on the blog 🙌🙌 🙌 Amy B. Mucha is here to share her debut picture book's rockin' cover. And, she's going to have some awesome giveaways too so say tuned till the end to win either a … Continue reading Cover Reveal, Interview, AND GIVEAWAY with Amy B. Mucha

GIVEAWAY and Author Interview with Trudy Ludwig

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Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, We have an extra special guest today to help us get the new year started off right, author and internationally acclaimed speaker, Trudy Ludwig. When I read The Invisible Boy for the first time last year, I immediately fell head-over-heels for this picture book. I wanted to share it with … Continue reading GIVEAWAY and Author Interview with Trudy Ludwig