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

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

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 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

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

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

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Elizabeth (Liz) Gilbert Bedia about her Picture Book BALLOONS FOR PAPA, Illustrated by Erika Meza

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today we have an extra special interview about one of my favorite picture books ever written! We get to chat with the amazingly kind and wonderful picture book writer Elizabeth (Liz) Gilbert Bedia, about her newest released picture book, BALLOONS FOR PAPA, illustrated by Erika Meza, which I fell in … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with Elizabeth (Liz) Gilbert Bedia about her Picture Book BALLOONS FOR PAPA, Illustrated by Erika Meza

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, 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

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 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

Inventors Day and Birthday Celebration featuring a GIVEAWAY with Vivian Kirkfield

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

Cover REVEAL and GIVEAWAY for Goodnight Ganesha by Nadia Salomon, Illustrated by Poonam Mistry

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

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, 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

MCBD: #ReadYourWorld Book Review of Vy’s Special Gift by Ha-Giang Trinh, Illustrated by Evi Shelvia

Good evening all, Today was Multicultural Children's Book Day. If you haven't heard of it or missed the Twitter discussion/party, hop on over and check out the beautiful discussions. This my second year taking part in this amazing event and learning more and more every time! There are so many amazing books to discover as … Continue reading MCBD: #ReadYourWorld Book Review of Vy’s Special Gift by Ha-Giang Trinh, Illustrated by Evi Shelvia

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, 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

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Rosie J. Pova about her newest picture book SUNDAY RAIN!

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!

Author-Illustrator Interview and GIVEAWAY with Skylaar Amann

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

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Dawn Young about her and Pablo Pino’s Christmas Picture Book THE NIGHT BAAFORE CHRISTMAS

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

Interview and Giveaway with Debut Author Taylor Rouanzion about her Upcoming PB: Rainbow Boy

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

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with author Barbara Lowell about her picture book BEHIND THE BOOKCASE

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

Analysis Week 2 Fall Writing Frenzy 2020

Hi Math is Everyone and Fall Writing Frenzy Friends, This is the second week of analyzing the Fall Writing Frenzy winners’ work from 2020! Wasn’t last week awesome? If you missed it, check out the first week analysis here! Every week I will try my best to share 5-8 pieces from the Fall Writing Frenzy … Continue reading Analysis Week 2 Fall Writing Frenzy 2020

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

Fall Writing Frenzy Call to Action

Hi Fall Writing Frenzy Friends, Everyone is a winner.  I’m sure now that the “winners” have been announced, some people are elated, some people are sad, some people are sad for themselves but elated for others, some people are somewhere in between, but I think we ALL have a chance to learn and grow even … Continue reading Fall Writing Frenzy Call to Action

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