Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I'm so stoked that it's Kidlit Zombie Week and even more stoked to conclude this week with a chat with Jolene Gutiérrez – the one who inspired our critique group to start Kidlit Zombie Week and one of my wonderful clients and amazing friends. We're going to sit down with … Continue reading Two Brains are Better Than One: An Author and Agent Chat about a Successful Revision with Jolene Gutiérrez and Kaitlyn Sanchez for #KidlitZombieWeek 2022
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 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
What are possible different approaches you can use to pull a child into the story?... You often have to experiment a bit (like a scientist does!) to figure out the correct approach.
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
Hi Math is Everywhere readers, Today’s special guest is my talented illustrator friend Victoria Marble. She was lucky enough to be selected to re-create a classic, and she’s here today to tell us all about it! Victoria’s Bio: Victoria Marble is an illustrator specializing in character & narrative design, with a particular emphasis on children, … Continue reading Guest Post: Illustrator Victoria Marble talking about Public Domain Projects
Ciara and I are super excited because we have finalized the prizes for Spring Fling Kidlit 2020!
Hi Math is Everywhere readers, I am having a blast with Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge. If you want in, check it out here. BUT FIRST, if you haven't entered to win a SIGNED copy of Jodi Moore's adorable board book, check it out now! If you missed my first post, I read Teresa Robeson‘s debut … Continue reading February Nonfiction Picture Book Feature for NF Picture Book Challenge 2020: Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
Hey Math is Everywhere readers,Today is Multicultural Children's Book Day 2020! I was lucky enough to be a reviewer for this year, so I was gifted a beautiful book that I'm going to share with you below. There's also a ton of prizes being given away from 9pm-10pm Eastern tonight on Twitter, check it out: … Continue reading Multicultural Day: Sissy Goes Tiny book review
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
"...picture books are an ideal opportunity to hone poetic language, because with such sparse wording, each word should evoke something more than itself."
KAPLOOEY! My mind was BLOWN.