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
Hi Courtney! Thanks for stopping by to chat about the writing process and the upcoming release of your new novel, SADIE. What was the most surprising thing you learned in creating your characters? Which of your characters do you most identify with, and why? When I first started Sadie, I was extremely skeptical of West—he … More Q & A with YA author Courtney Summers
Working with another author is hard, let alone WITH YOUR TWIN, what was working together like and how did you address differing opinions on the work? What are your favorite and least favorite things about writing with each other? We’ve been writing together since high school, so we’ve been able to really fine-tune our process. … More Q & A with NYT bestselling authors Krista & Becca Ritchie about their first YA novel, THE RAGING ONES
Hi Roshani! Thanks for chatting with me about being a writer and the Star-Touched world you’ve created. Out of all the characters in your novels, which one did you have the most fun writing about and who do you relate to the most personally? What was the most surprising thing you learned in creating your … More Q & A with YA author Roshani Chokshi and spotlight on Star-Touched Stories
The Art of Drafting…and Revising (how I approach it all): Hi everyone! *waves* I’m stoked to be here and share some of my weirdness, dreams and most importantly how I draft and revise novels. I’m Rebecca Sky, the author of ARROWHEART, which is about the strong female descendants of Greek God Eros who have the … More Guest Post: Author Rebecca Sky discusses the art of drafting and revising (plus a fun giveaway!)
Hi Melissa! Thanks so much for stopping by For the Love of KidLit for a chat. Your blog, Celebrate Science, is such a treasure for science lovers, teachers, and writers! I happen to be all three, so I am immensely grateful for the time and expertise you lend with each post.Reading your explanation of the five … More Q & A with award-winning nonfiction children’s author Melissa Stewart
Hi Alice! Welcome to For the Love of KidLit 🙂 In reading your bio, it’s obvious you’ve always loved the ocean! You wrote your Young Adult novel, Wavehouse, about surfing and your Middle Grade novel, Saving Grace, with a mermaid theme. When you sit down to write, do you immediately know the age … More Q & A with author Alice Kaltman
WAVEHOUSE Author: Alice Kaltman Pub. Date: June 15, 2018 Publisher: Fitzroy Books About the novel: Sixteen year-old Anna Dugan is a super surfer who feels most at home when taking off on a ten-foot wave. But surf culture bores Anna big time. While other surfers follow trends and speak the lingo, Anna harbors a secret desire to be … More YA Spotlight: Wavehouse by Alice Kaltman with GIVEAWAY!
Hi Audrey and Liz! Thanks for stopping by the For the Love of KidLit blog to chat about your new picture book Dear Substitute. This is not the first time you’ve co-authored together. In fact, my daughter has a copy of Bob, Not Bob on her bookshelf, which she loves! 1) How did the idea for … More Q & A with PB authors Audrey Vernick and Liz Garton Scanlon
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!