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!
Hi Lindsay! Thanks so much for chatting with me! As you know, we “met” via Twitter, when I reached out after seeing your New Year’s tweet, which summed up your 2017 and piqued my interest. 1) First of all, I want to say CONGRATULATIONS — Your debut picture book, This Book is Spineless, is … More Q & A with debut PB author Lindsay Leslie
With the winter break about to end and the new year just hours away, I’ve begun the tedious (but often fun!) task of making lessons plans for the coming week. After a nearly ten year hiatus behind the scenes as a curriculum writer/consultant for various publishers, I’m so happy to be back in the classroom … More Journey Through the Center of the Earth?
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
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
Hi Jenny, BIG congrats on your debut YA novel and thank you for taking the time to chat with me about your writing journey and the release of Everything Must Go. 1. Writing a novel while in college sounds like a very difficult task, yet that’s exactly what you did. From a note on … More Q & A with debut YA author Jenny Fran Davis
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
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
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
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