Book Launch Fun! A Small Blue Whale by Beth Ferry, illustrated by Lisa Mundorff

Yesterday, the Brielle Public Library in New Jersey was playfully transformed by whale cookies, penguin balloons, cleverly-named candies, and more for the book launch of A Small Blue Whale.  A Small Blue Whale, written by New York Times bestselling author Beth Ferry (Stick and Stone) and illustrated by Lisa Mundorff, is a beautiful, charming picture book … More Book Launch Fun! A Small Blue Whale by Beth Ferry, illustrated by Lisa Mundorff

Halloween YA Spotlight: The Mortician’s Daughter by C.C. Hunter

Happy Halloween! The first exciting novel in a brand-new series from New York Times bestselling author C. C. Hunter! Her dad’s job is with the dead . . . and he’s bringing his work home with him. Once again, seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and her dad’s career has her back to being … More Halloween YA Spotlight: The Mortician’s Daughter by C.C. Hunter

Q & A with YA author Eliza Wass, with a spotlight on The Cresswell Plot

Hi Eliza, welcome to For the Love of KidLit! I want to chat with you about The Cresswell Plot, but first I can’t resist asking you a little bit about yourself. In an interview with The Guardian, you spoke openly about your strict religious upbringing and the oppression you felt as a young person. Your … More Q & A with YA author Eliza Wass, with a spotlight on The Cresswell Plot

YA Spotlight: SPARKED by Helena Echlin and Malena Waltrous

SPARKED by Helena Echlin and Malena Waltros YA Supernatural Thriller Release date: October 3, 2017 About the novel: Sparked is a gripping mystery with supernatural twists, which portrays the complex relationship between sisters. Laurel Goodwin wakes up to find her older sister Ivy missing from the tiny bedroom of their Airstream trailer. A nightmare convinces her … More YA Spotlight: SPARKED by Helena Echlin and Malena Waltrous

PB Spotlight: COCO: MIGUEL AND THE GRAND HARMONY by Matt de la Peña & illustrated by Ana Ramírez

About the Book: Title: COCO: MIGUEL AND THE GRAND HARMONY by Matt de la Peña, and illustrated by Ana Ramírez Pub. Date: October 10, 2017 Publisher: Disney Press This jacketed picture book pairs Newbery Winner Matt de la Pe a and Pixar artist Ana Ram rez with the highly anticipated Pixar Studios film, Coco. Featuring a beautiful original story based … More PB Spotlight: COCO: MIGUEL AND THE GRAND HARMONY by Matt de la Peña & illustrated by Ana Ramírez

Q & A with PB author Annie Silvestro – with a spotlight on her new release, Mice Skating

  MICE SKATING is the story of a mouse who loves winter and who does everything she can to get her friends to join her in the cold. This funny, punny love song to winter – and to one brave, bold, and generous mouse – will have kids bundling up for some cold-weather fun of … More Q & A with PB author Annie Silvestro – with a spotlight on her new release, Mice Skating

YA Spotlight: Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis

As a recent graduate of Wesleyan University, Jenny Fran Davis has written a fresh, witty young adult debut told in a series of letters, emails, journal entries and various ephemera that capture a year of the high school experience of one spunky heroine. Where’d You Go, Bernadette for the YA audience, EVERYTHING MUST GO (Wednesday … More YA Spotlight: Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis

Middle Grade Spotlight & Author Interview: The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh (with a giveaway!)

THE WAY TO BEA ASSETS About the Book: Title: THE WAY TO BEA Author: Kat Yeh Pub. Date: September 19, 2017 Publisher:  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Pages: 352 With a charming voice, winning characters, and a perfectly-woven plot, Kat Yeh delivers a powerful story of friendship and finding a path towards embracing yourself. Everything in Bea’s world has … More Middle Grade Spotlight & Author Interview: The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh (with a giveaway!)

Happy National Dog Day! Guest Post: Author Maria Gianferrari shares Five Reasons Why Dogs Are A Writer’s Best Friend (plus a giveaway!)

HAPPY NATIONAL DOG DAY! Guest Post: Five Reasons Why Dogs Are A Writer’s Best Friend–by Maria Gianferrari and guest starring Becca 1) They like to “work” side by side with you. 2) They know when it’s time to stop and smell the … magnolias, or the turtles, as the case may be. 3) They’re the … More Happy National Dog Day! Guest Post: Author Maria Gianferrari shares Five Reasons Why Dogs Are A Writer’s Best Friend (plus a giveaway!)