CAVEKID BIRTHDAY Written by: Cathy Breisacher Illustrated by: Roland Garrigue Publisher: Charlesbridge Publication Date: March 5, 2019 ABOUT THE BOOK: “The message will resonate with generations of readers—the simplicity of a box combined with imagination crosses time and gender…Book sweet.” KIRKUS REVIEWS CAVEKID BIRTHDAY is a prehistoric retelling of the Gift … More PB Spotlight: Cavekid Birthday by Cathy Breisacher with a giveaway!
Operation Rescue Dog by Maria Gianferrari, illustrated by Luisa Uribe About the book: This sweet story about a girl named Alma and a stray dog named Lulu shows how a girl and a dog can rescue each other. Lulu sleeps under the moon, drinking from mud puddles and is covered in ticks until she is rescued. She … More PB Spotlight: Operation Rescue Dog by Maria Gianferrari with a giveaway!
So excited to spotlight this instant classic, The Book Tree, written by Paul Czajak and illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh. About the book: When young Arlo accidentally drops a book on the Mayor’s head, the Mayor decides books are dangerous and destroys all the books in town! But thanks to Arlo’s imagination and perserverance, the … More PB Spotlight: The Book Tree by Paul Czajak
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!
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!
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
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
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
Welcome, Maria! Thank you so much for the opportunity to chat with you. Many of my blog readers are writers in the querying trenches. We love to hear success stories. How did you go from writer to published author? Did you cold query or did you make a connection at a conference? My experience was … More Q & A with PB Author Maria Gianferrari