Karen Yin is in my picture book marketing group for 2022. But her debut picture book, Whole Whale, with Barefoot Books, illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff,
For Melanie Ellsworth, the plan was to celebrate her debut picture book, Clarinet and Trumpet, in August of 2020 but COVID reared its ugly head and said, “hip, hip, no way!” A bummer to be bumped but now she gets to celebrate TWO book birthdays in two months and I’m so excited to chat with her about them both in today’s interview.
Just like we learn from picture books as mentor texts, we can also learn from author visits as mentor visits.
Interview with debut picture book author, NoNieqa Ramos.
Happy Holidays to one and all in what has been the most tumultuous year many of us have ever experienced. As 2020 draws to a close (phew!), at least one thing remains unchanged: it’s time once again for the annual Writers’ Rumpus Review!
The book is a lightly spooky STEM novel that features eleven-year-old aspiring naturalist, Maggie, and her conspiracy theorist/YouTuber best friend, Nate, who have to solve the mystery surrounding a strange glow-in-the-dark fungus that’s spreading through their small town. Kirkus Reviews called the book, “packed to the gills with fun.”
Candlewick Press has done it again. They are consistently publishing gorgeous books for all ages, from babies to young adults. I received the following board
I’ve had the great pleasure of attending two of Rajani LaRocca’s book launches – in person for MIDSUMMER’S MAYHEM, her award-winning debut middle grade novel
I missed my oldest son’s graduation, his Eagle Scout Court of Honor, two family reunions, and an anniversary trip to Italy with my husband. I had lots of practice with disappointed expectations. So, what could I do about this?
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: At a family event, my cousin and his daughter approached me wanting to connect me with the daughter’s friend who was having
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Charnelle, what beautiful illustrations you created for Alice Faye Duncan’s text, JUST LIKE A MAMA, a lyrical read aloud celebrating adopted children,
Self-publishing through a platform that is set up to print and sell your children’s books online would be fabulous, if not for one huge drawback.