Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Beth Anderson about her newest book TAD LINCOLN’S RESTLESS WRIGGLE, illustrated by S. D. Shindler

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I'm so delighted to share an amazing book today that features a little known but very important and inspiring kid from history. Please welcome back wonderful author Beth Anderson who's here to chat about her newest book, just out this month, TAD LINCOLN'S RESTLESS WRIGGLE, illustrated by S. D. Shindler. … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Beth Anderson about her newest book TAD LINCOLN’S RESTLESS WRIGGLE, illustrated by S. D. Shindler

Author Interview with Angela Burke Kunkel about her newest picture book PENGUIN JOURNEY, illustrated by Catherine Odell 

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, If this time of year is inspiring you to get a sweet, loving picture book with sparse text, then you're in for a big treat today! Pull on your biggest coat and take a PENGUIN JOURNEY today with author Angela Burke Kunkel! Book Description [from the publisher] A lyrical picture … Continue reading Author Interview with Angela Burke Kunkel about her newest picture book PENGUIN JOURNEY, illustrated by Catherine Odell 

Author-Illustrator Interview and DOUBLE GIVEAWAY with Lindsay Ward about her PB BETWEEN THE LINES

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, You’re in for a great treat today because we have wonderful bestselling author-illustrator and Critter Lit founder, Lindsay Ward here with us today to talk about her newest book, BETWEEN THE LINES, which just came out this September! Book description: A young boy who loves his community notices that as … Continue reading Author-Illustrator Interview and DOUBLE GIVEAWAY with Lindsay Ward about her PB BETWEEN THE LINES

Interview and International GIVEAWAY with Debut Author-illustrator Leah Hong about her Picture Book HAPPY DREAMS, LITTLE BUNNY

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, As the days get colder and the call to cuddle up with a beautiful book begins, I’m so delighted to share with you today an absolutely gorgeous picture book author-illustrated by my friend and critique partner Leah Hong: Happy Dreams, Little Bunny. Description of book from the publisher: This stunningly … Continue reading Interview and International GIVEAWAY with Debut Author-illustrator Leah Hong about her Picture Book HAPPY DREAMS, LITTLE BUNNY

COVER Reveal, Interview, and DOUBLE Giveaway with debut author Margaret Aitken and wonderful illustrator Lenny Wen about their picture book OLD FRIENDS

Hi Math is Everywhere readers and Fall Writing Frenzy Friends, Today's post is extra exciting and is bound to be incredibly wonderful because Margaret Aitken and Lenny Wen are two of the kindest souls I've ever met. We're all far away from each other, but we're imagining we're sitting down for a cup of tea … Continue reading COVER Reveal, Interview, and DOUBLE Giveaway with debut author Margaret Aitken and wonderful illustrator Lenny Wen about their picture book OLD FRIENDS

Author Interview and DOUBLE Giveaway with Rebecca E. Hirsh about her newest STEM Picture Book: Night Creatures: Animals That Swoop, Crawl, and Creep While You Sleep, illustrated by Sonia Possentini

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers and Fall Writing Frenzy friends, I’m so excited that fall is almost here and that our third annual Fall Writing Frenzy has been announced on Lydia Lukidis’s (my lovely co-host’s) blog! Can’t wait to read all your wonderful work! Before we begin, let's please take a moment to reflect on … Continue reading Author Interview and DOUBLE Giveaway with Rebecca E. Hirsh about her newest STEM Picture Book: Night Creatures: Animals That Swoop, Crawl, and Creep While You Sleep, illustrated by Sonia Possentini

Interview and GIVEAWAY with debut author Dr. Amitha Jagannath Knight about her picture book Usha and the Big Digger, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Thank you all for your patience while I took a short hiatus at the beginning of this school year. I forgot how much I LOVE teaching in person. Though it’s nice to be doing some things relatively normal again, I think it’s important to remember, we’re still in uncertain times, … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with debut author Dr. Amitha Jagannath Knight about her picture book Usha and the Big Digger, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat

Interview and GIVEAWAY with author Tina Cho about her first anniversary of THE OCEAN CALLS, illustrated by Jess X. Snow

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I hope you're ready to dive in because today we're talking with wonderful writer Tina Cho about her beautiful book THE OCEAN CALLS, illustrated by Jess X. Snow as the anniversary of this book is upon this! Kaitlyn: Hi, Tina, thank you so much for joining us! And happy anniversary … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with author Tina Cho about her first anniversary of THE OCEAN CALLS, illustrated by Jess X. Snow

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Ellen Leventhal about her recent picture book A FLOOD OF KINDNESS, illustrated by Blythe Russo

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, With all the heat waves lately and all that we've been through with COVID, I think it's high time we talk about A FLOOD OF KINDNESS, a beautiful new picture book by our guest wonderful guest Ellen Leventhal, illustrated by Blythe Russo. Kaitlyn: Hi, Ellen, thank you so much for … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with Ellen Leventhal about her recent picture book A FLOOD OF KINDNESS, illustrated by Blythe Russo

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