Category: Authors and Books

K is for Kindergarten –#kidlit pals Show and Tell

Ever wonder what your favorite authors and illustrators were like as kids? This new blog series will share kindergarten pictures of #kidlit pals, along with a memory of their kindergarten days. Here’s the first–and pretty adorable– Kinder photo from author/illustrator Gianna Marino: Gianna’s memory: When I was in kindergarten I was too shy to speak… Read more »

Stepping through the #FantasticFrame with author Lin Oliver

Author Lin Oliver can make anything fun. Seriously–from SCBWI conference announcements to the crooked finger on her right hand (see #7 below), Lin’s repartee will have you chuckling. So I jumped at the chance to ask Lin about her action-packed new chapter book series, THE FANTASTIC FRAME. Think MAGIC TREE HOUSE meets your favorite works… Read more »

You’re my Liebster! 11 questions about lobsters, books, and blogs.

Any FRIENDS fans out there, my #kidlit pals? When I was nominated by JEN Garrett over at LexicalCreations for the LIEBSTER AWARD,  THIS IS WHERE MY BRAIN WENT. As it turns out, LOBSTERS and LIEBSTERS share a few key points. On FRIENDS, Ross tells Rachel she’s his lobster because–according to Phoebe–lobsters mate for life. The LIEBSTER is… Read more »

Interview with a Hamster: Humphrey & Betty Birney

A certain HAMSTER took over my blog while I was interviewing my writer pal, BETTY BIRNEY. Don’t believe me? Read on… It started out innocently enough with a few questions for Betty: (Check out the full bio of this Emmy/Children’s Choice/Humanitas award winner on her web site.) Q 1. Where did Humphrey get his name?  Betty… Read more »

WAIT! Antoinette Portis on #kidlit and her creative process.

The WAIT! is over, my friends. Meet the fabulous NYT bestselling author/illustrator Antoinette Portis. Her amazing books include WAIT! as well as FROODLE NOT A BOX NYT Best Illustrated Book and a 2007 Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book, NOT A STICK, A PENGUIN STORY (also chosen as a NYT Best Illustrated Book), KINDERGARTEN DIARY, plus… Read more »