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!
From the author of the critically acclaimed Gracefully Grayson comes a thoughtful and sensitive middle-grade novel about non-binary identity and first love, Ami Polonsky’s Spin with Me. Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post 🙂 About the Book: Title: SPIN WITH ME Author: Ami Polonsky Pub. … More Middle Grade Spotlight/Excerpt: Spin with Me by Ami Polonsky…plus a giveaway!
I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the WHO ARE OUR HEROES? by Eliana Melmed Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! About The Book: Title: WHO ARE OUR HEROES? Author: Eliana Melmed, Amy Tian (Illustrator) Pub. Date: May 8, 2020 Publisher: Eliana Melmed Formats: Paperback, … More PB Spotlight: Who Are Our Heroes? by Eliana Melmed and illustrated by Amy Tian plus a giveaway!
. I am thrilled to share an interview with nonfiction children’s author Heather L. Montgomery. As a science teacher for elementary students, I can personally attest to the power of her storytelling and the ability of her words to ignite curiosity in the natural world. Her books are truly a wonderful resource for the classroom … More Q & A with author Heather L. Montgomery with a spotlight on her new NF, Who Gives a Poop? Surprising Science from One End to the Other
Lori Orlinsky reflects on finding inspiration for her book Being Small… I was inspired to write “Being Small” after my daughter came home from preschool crying when she was three-years-old. It turns out her teachers had hung a growth chart in the classroom, and while all of Hayley’s friends were at the top and middle … More Guest Post: author Lori Orlinsky on Finding Inspiration, plus a book spotlight and giveaway!