Hi Melissa! Thanks so much for stopping by For the Love of KidLit for a chat. Your blog, Celebrate Science, is such a treasure for science lovers, teachers, and writers! I happen to be all three, so I am immensely grateful for the time and expertise you lend with each post.Reading your explanation of the five … More Q & A with award-winning nonfiction children’s author Melissa Stewart
Hi Alice! Welcome to For the Love of KidLit 🙂 In reading your bio, it’s obvious you’ve always loved the ocean! You wrote your Young Adult novel, Wavehouse, about surfing and your Middle Grade novel, Saving Grace, with a mermaid theme. When you sit down to write, do you immediately know the age … More Q & A with author Alice Kaltman
WAVEHOUSE Author: Alice Kaltman Pub. Date: June 15, 2018 Publisher: Fitzroy Books About the novel: Sixteen year-old Anna Dugan is a super surfer who feels most at home when taking off on a ten-foot wave. But surf culture bores Anna big time. While other surfers follow trends and speak the lingo, Anna harbors a secret desire to be … More YA Spotlight: Wavehouse by Alice Kaltman with GIVEAWAY!
Hi Audrey and Liz! Thanks for stopping by the For the Love of KidLit blog to chat about your new picture book Dear Substitute. This is not the first time you’ve co-authored together. In fact, my daughter has a copy of Bob, Not Bob on her bookshelf, which she loves! 1) How did the idea for … More Q & A with PB authors Audrey Vernick and Liz Garton Scanlon
DEAR SUBSTITUTE Author: Audrey Vernick, Liz Garton Scanlon, &Chris Raschka (Illustrations) Pub. Date: June 19, 2018 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion About the book: When a substitute teacher named Miss Pelly comes to class, one student bristles at the change in routine-Miss Pelly doesn’t follow the rules like Mrs. Giordano. But in time, our student learns that even though the substitute … More PB Spotlight: Dear Substitute by Audrey Vernick and Liz Garton Scanlon with a GIVEAWAY!
Hi Sarah! Thanks for stopping by For the Love of KidLit blog to chat! Congrats on your debut book, THOMAS PAINE AND THE DANGEROUS WORD. Thank you so much, Jennifer! 1) I have to ask, what inspired you to write about Thomas Paine? My family became American Revolution enthusiasts after reading Laurie Halse Anderson’s picture book … More Q & A with author Sarah Jane Marsh plus a giveaway!
Where the Sea Takes Me (Sea #2) by Heidi R. Kling Genre: YA Contemporary Release Date: June 4th 2018 Entangled Teen Summary: Two years later might as well be two lifetimes. Sienna’s in college, working hard to achieve her dreams, and trying to love another boy—and halfway succeeding. She’d be totally happy with her life if she … More YA Spotlight: Where the Sea Takes Me by Heidi R. Kling with giveaway!
Hi Tara! Thanks for stopping by For the Love of KidLit to chat! I also write YA, so I know how fun (and nail-biting!) it can be to immerse oneself back into the teen world. 1. What do you love about YA? My love of YA books started when I was a teenager – back … More Q & A with YA author Tara Eglington
From talented YA author Tara Eglington, comes the follow-up to her page-turning, funny and delicious romp of a debut, How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You. In KISSING GAMES (Wednesday Books; June 5, 2018), Eglington’s delightful leading lady Aurora is off on another adventure, involving even more kissing. Filled with sweet high school love, … More YA Spotlight: Kissing Games by Tara Eglington
Terrific Tongues! by: Maria Gianferrari Illustrated by: Jia Liu Using whimsical comparisons, this brightly illustrated nonfiction picture book highlights the fascinating ways different animals—from a woodpecker, to a snake, to a bat—use their tongues. It’s a straw, it’s a mop, it’s a sword—it’s all of those things, and more! Animals’ amazing tongues have unique and unusual functions. … More PB Spotlight: Terrific Tongues! by Maria Gianferrari with giveaway!