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 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
The news is up! Check it out here and I can't wait to dance with you all! https://www.kaileipewbooks.com/post/let-s-dance-a-kidlit-holiday-dance-party
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I'm jumping with excitement today because the Fall Writing Frenzy is back! If you participated last year, thank you SO much for making it such an amazing event and creating such a beautiful community. If you haven't participated before, you are in for an even bigger treat than free candy … Continue reading Fall Writing Frenzy 2020 is almost here!
Hedgehog and Tortoise can't hug, but they can show each other how much they care in other ways. An important book right now with our social distancing world as well as a beautiful reminder of what friendship means.
"To make a nonfiction story more than a “report,” you need to find what I call the “heart” of the story"--Beth Anderson
Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Get ready for a good, old-fashioned hoe-down today because we get the pleasure of chatting with the amazing Tammi Sauer about her new picture book that just released this week: THE FARM THAT MAC BUILT! Kaitlyn: Hi, Tammi, thanks so much for joining us today! Tammi: Thank YOU for having … Continue reading Author Interview and Giveaway with Tammi Sauer about her newest picture book THE FARM THAT MAC BUILT
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. "
Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, SPLASH! I hope you’re all getting some water fun this summer. If you are, this post is going to be awesome. If you haven’t gotten any swim time in, this will be extra fun for you, because you can IMAGINE you are! BUT that’s not all! This is a double … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with author Lauren Kerstein about her picture book coming out Sept 1st!
Hey Math is Everywhere Readers,
Check out my post on Donna Martin’s blog on ways to get kids reading!
Tell me in the comments what you’re doing to encourage reading, or the hard times you’re having with this or the tricks I’ve shared that you’d like to try!
Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez
Creative Ways to Get Your Kids Reading
by Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez
For a while when my daughter was two, she didn’t want to sit still for a book but she LOVED baths. She didn’t want to get out, in fact. So one day I decided I’d bring some books to the bathroom and read to her there. She was already sitting in one place, and I needed something to occupy me when she kept asking to stay in longer. Bonus: a way to get her out was to say, “Okay, one more story, and it’s time to get out.” Boom!
Creative ways to get your kids reading can be hard to come by, so hopefully some of these will spark something for you and your family.
Another thing that’s worked really well for us is to get books that are about the shows or movies my daughter loves. I know…
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"I can’t believe I’m finally sharing the cover of my debut picture book with the world! GAHH!!!!" --Katie Frawley
Hey Math is Everywhere Readers, It's summertime! I know some of us aren't quite sure because we're still staying home due to COVID-19, but some are taking trips to the lake, or wishing they could, and this book, LAKE FUN FOR YOU AND ME, is for you all! Kaitlyn: Thanks for joining us today to … Continue reading Author Interview and Giveaway about Lake Fun Interactive Book by Rinda Beach
Believe it or not, when I ask a writer what they are trying to say with their story, they often can’t answer. This is an important question.--Lynne Marie
No matter how bad things are or how low and sad you are at the moment, just know that the feeling is temporary and that good days and joy will come again. While you may not completely get “over” your hardships, you’ll be able to know how to live with it and even appreciate the way it has shaped you.--Nusha about "Don't Stop"
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.
Every time I read an article or hear an idea that fits one of my categories, I add it to the designated folder. Over time, the information adds up, and eventually I may have enough information to start writing.