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
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
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
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, 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'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
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, 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
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"
Margaret Wertheim, who has a quote that I just adore: “Mathematics, in a sense, is logic set loose in a field of imagination.”
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.
Bloom Boom! captures that feeling of springtime.
Tap, twirl, twist, spin! With musical, rhyming text, author Valerie Bolling shines a spotlight on dances from across the globe, while energetic art from Maine Diaz shows off all the moves and the diverse people who do them.
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
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
Hey Math is Everywhere Readers, Just in time for last-minute holiday shopping for your small scientists and/or intrepid inventors, we have Rinda Beach here with us today to talk about her debut chapter book Neil Armstrong’s Wind Tunnel Dream. Bio - Rinda never planned to write. She was a second-grade teacher who read and told … Continue reading Giveaway and Interview with Debut Author Rinda Beach
"...picture books are an ideal opportunity to hone poetic language, because with such sparse wording, each word should evoke something more than itself."
Hi all, Today we have one of the funniest people in kidlit joining us: Ciara O'Neal. Ciara and I met a little over a year ago when she was first working on her now published picture book Flamingo Hugs, and we've been critique partners and friends ever since. Ciara has offered to giveaway TWO prizes … Continue reading GIVEAWAY and Interview with Author Ciara O’Neal
Hi everyone, Now that the weather is getting cooler, it's time for more snuggles and cuddles! So, today, I've asked Della Ross Ferreri to share about her new board book Huggle Wuggle, Bedtime Snuggle. Della has generously offered to share a copy Huggle Wuggle, Bedtime Snuggle with one lucky reader. Make sure to stay tuned … Continue reading GIVEAWAY and Author Interview with Della Ross Ferreri
Two chances to win a signed copy of 100 Bugs! by Kate Narita, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman: 1. Follow this blog and comment below. 2. Retweet this post and follow Kate @KateNarita and me @KaitlynLeann17. Enter by 11-23-18 at 11:59pm West Coast time! (US addresses only) Haven't heard about 100 Bugs! yet? Here's a little … Continue reading Picture Book Review of 100 Bugs! and Interview with Author Kate Narita and GIVEAWAY!
A must buy for all children 0-6. ONE FAMILY by George Shannon is a beautiful, exciting way for children to learn acceptance, cardinality, and logic. The story is absolutely enthralling, each page growing from the last. And the phenomenal imagery from artist Blanca Gómez is so vivid in color and simple, yet intricate, in … Continue reading Book Review: ONE FAMILY