Yay for 2019 and all of the stellar books I’ve had the privilege of reading! (679 this year and counting…) I had a tough time
When I read MUSLIM GIRLS RISE, I couldn’t wait to ask Saira Mir about her book and her writing journey. The book features 19 inspiring
THE JADE DRAGONBALL beautifully blends fantasy, various points of view and different times in history. Fast paced, entertaining, and well written, it’s kind of adventure
“‘Okay,’ I said.It didn’t feel totally okay, but I guessed there wasn’t much to be done. And like Jasper said, sometimes you couldn’t make the
Are you overwhelmed with your writing TO-DO list? Do you feel like there’s more to do that you can do? Sadly, this is something that
Lori Alexander writes children’s books filled with humor and heart. I first interviewed her about her use of mentor texts several years ago on ReFoReMo,
“Welcome to TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE–the book series that tells you TO think, not WHAT to think. Here’s the scoop: Every scintillating chapter in
“Each day Rosie would work on a new plan to help Rasmus and together…they would try…and try…and try new ways to fly.” ROSIE and RASMUS
“…Cipheriests knew less than Theo himself. Once, that would have made Theo feel proud. Finally, he was the expert! He didn’t feel like an expert.
Elaine Kiely Kearns is a light in the kidlit community. I first met her in 12×12 and later interviewed her here on Writer’s Rumpus soon
“Charlie did know that. He knew a lot of things: that his dad’s promotion at the museum of natural history meant a lot of trips
“When you learn vocabulary words in school, you memorize the definition. And you have a good idea of what the words mean. But it’s not until you feel them that you really grasp the definition. I have known what the word ‘helpless’ means for a long time. And ‘desperate.’ But I’ve never felt them. Feeling them is different. They fill your chest with a horrible sense of ‘dread’ and ‘guilt’ and ‘despair.’ Those are more vocabulary words that you can’t fully understand until you feel them.”
Vivian Kirkfield’s cheerful personality, supportive nature, and incredible generosity shine through in everything she does. She’s a genuine cheerleader for everyone in the kidlit community.
I’ve decided that 2019 is going to be my best year ever. Here are 6 books that have already paved the way for my best
I just returned from a picture book boot camp with Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple. Not only are they a powerful teaching and
Zed awoke early the next morning, still groggy from the night’s celebrations. His teeth ached from too much ambrosia. Zed’s mother would pop a kettle