About the Book: Title: ON THE WAY TO BIRDLAND Author: Frank Morelli Pub. Date: June 8, 2021 Publisher: Fish Out of Water Books Self-proclaimed teenage philosopher Cordell Wheaton lives in a sleepy, southern town where nothing ever happens; not since his hero, jazz musician John Coltrane, left some seventy years earlier to “follow the sound.” Cordy’s life has … More YA Spotlight & Excerpt: On the Way to Birdland by Frank Morelli…plus a giveaway!
About the Book: Title: FRED GETS DRESSED Author: Peter Brown Pub. Date: May 4, 2021 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers From a New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott-honor winning artist comes an exuberant illustrated story about playing dress up, having fun, and feeling free. The boy loves to be naked. He romps … More PB Spotlight & Excerpt: Fred Gets Dressed by Peter Brown…plus a giveaway!
About the Book: Title: TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT Author: Morgan Matson Pub. Date: May 4, 2021 Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist in this romp through the city that never sleeps from the New York Times bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone. Two girls. One night. Zero phones. Kat and Stevie—best … More YA Spotlight & Excerpt: Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson…plus a giveaway!
Sunrise Summer is a picture book by writer Matthew Swanson and illustrator Robbi Behr that celebrates self-confidence and empowerment, as a girl’s role changes in her family’s fishing expeditions. About The Book: Title: SUNRISE SUMMER Author: Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr (Illustrator) Pub. Date: April 20, 2020 Publisher: Imprint When a girl and her family travel four … More PB Spotlight and Excerpt: Sunrise Summer by author Matthew Swanson and illustrator Robbi Behr…plus a giveaway!
I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the ARU SHAH AND THE CITY OF GOLD by Roshani Chokshi Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. After reading the post, be sure to enter the giveaway! About the Book: Title: ARU SHAH AND THE CITY OF GOLD (A Pandava Novel Book 4) Author: Roshani Chokshi Pub. … More Middle Grade Spotlight & Excerpt: Aru Shah and the City of Gold by Roshani Chokshi …plus a giveaway!
Springtime always makes me think of animals emerging and kids going out to play. I combined these ideas in my story, PENNY PRICKLE, about a porcupine who struggles to get close to her classmates, until an idea literally sticks to her and changes everything. (Hint: the last line of the story will give you a … More Spring Fling KidLit Contest Entry 2021
I thought I would answer a few of the questions that I’ve received from students during Zoom school visits. Kids always ask the best questions. 1) How did you get the idea for the book? I got my first car when I was born. A friend of my dad’s made me a wooden dump truck. … More Guest Post: Author Danielle Joseph talks about her new PB, I Want to Ride the Tap Tap
Creating Dog Girl — From Start to Finish by Gabi Justice Dog Girl’s journey began on March 20, 2015, on a plane to Puerto Rico. I was supposed to be working on another manuscript, book 3 in a trilogy, but instead, I watched television. The screen carved into the headrest in front of me on … More Guest Post: Author Gabi Justice discusses writing her latest novel, Dog Girl, From Start to Finish…plus a giveaway!
Welcome to a stop on the THE MEMORY THIEF (Thirteen Witches Book 1) by Jodi Lynn Anderson Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Be sure to enter the giveaway below the post 🙂 About The Book: Title: THE MEMORY THIEF (Thirteen Witches Book 1) Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson Pub. Date: March 2, 2021 Publisher: Aladdin Perfect … More Middle Grade Spotlight: The Memory Thief (Thirteen Witches Book 1) by Jodi Lynn Anderson…plus a giveaway!
About The Book: Title: SIMON B. RHYMIN’ Author: Dwayne Reed March 2, 2021 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Eleven-year-old Simon Barnes dreams of becoming a world-famous rapper that everyone calls Notorious D.O.G. But for now, he’s just a Chicago fifth grader who’s small for his age and afraid to use his voice. Simon prefers to lay … More Middle Grade Spotlight & Excerpt: Simon B. Rhymin’ by Dwayne Reed…plus a giveaway!