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!
Maria Gianferrari joins us today to discuss the best and most interesting parts of researching for science topics in her books. Field research and direction observation is the most fun by far! I don’t get to do it all that often, but when I was researching Coyote Moon, I would often take walks in the … More Guest Post with author Maria Gianferrari
BACON PIE by Candace Robinson & Gerardo Delgadillo is available now and this post includes a giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Candace Robinson & Gerardo Delgadillo and Rockstar Book Tours. If you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. About The Book: Title: BACON PIE … More YA Spotlight: Bacon Pie by Candace Robinson & Gerardo Delgadillo
Hi Jenn! Thanks for stopping by For the Love of KidLit to chat. I am also a Virgo-Writer-Jenn 🙂 Yay for Virgo writers! *high five* 1) I was fascinated to learn that a version of SLEIGHT was originally published in 2011. This new version is a top-to-bottom reimagining of the story. How did you … More Q & A with Jennifer Sommersby, YA author of SLEIGHT — with giveaway!
Non-fiction picture books, of course, can engage children in the same way as fiction picture books–prompting them to use their imaginations, take a journey, explore, think, and have fun. As a science teacher to K – 2 elementary school students, I often use non-fiction titles in my classroom as a teaching tool and they’re always … More Non-Fiction PB Spotlight: Science and Environmental Conservation Titles
Hi Jen! Thanks for stopping by my blog to chat. Congratulations on the upcoming release of PS I Miss You, your debut middle-grade novel! Thank you so much for having me! I really appreciate all the effort that goes into these questions, and the time you put into your blog. 1) Tell me about your … More Q & A with debut middle grade author Jen Petro-Roy with giveaway!
About the Novel: This Heart of Mine is about seventeen-year-old Leah, who receives a heart transplant. The new heart saves her life, but puts her on a journey to find out what happened to its donor — a boy from her school that supposedly committed suicide. Leah connects with her donor’s twin brother, Matt, and … More Q & A with YA author, CC Hunter (plus the trailer for This Heart of Mine!)
This week, I’m excited to share a Q & A with author Emily Ecton. Below the interview, you’ll find more information about Emily and a link to a Rafflecopter Giveaway for her new novel, The Ambrose Deception. Hi Emily! Thanks for chatting with me! Let’s dive right into the questions… 1) I’ll admit, I had a … More Q & A with author Emily Ecton and a giveaway of her new middle grade novel, The Ambrose Deception!
Julia Day’s Fade to Us is a story about found families, the bond of sisterhood, and the agony and awe of first love. Brooke’s summer is going to be EPIC— having fun with her friends and a job that lets her buy a car. Then her new stepfather announces his daughter is moving in. Brooke has always … More YA Spotlight and Giveaway: Fade to Us by Julia Day
Hello and welcome! Can you pitch Phantom of New York for readers? A boy moves to New York City, to a hotel that is magnificent, magical, and a little haunted, and soon he learns the hotel has been expecting him. What about the villain, and the princess, and the prophecy? All that stuff? Let me … More Q & A with MG/YA author A.L. Janney with Giveaway!