Kirsti Call: Ruth Spiro‘s BABY LOVES FIVE SENSES series combines simple text with expressive illustrations to explain complex science in a simple and engaging way.
By Lori Alexander In 2017, I was excited to make my first nonfiction sale, ALL IN A DROP: HOW ANTONY VAN LEEUWENHOEK DISCOVERED AN INVISIBLE
For most of us writers, civilizations could rise and fall in the time between book launches. But with back-to-back book launches this week and next,
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
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
I first met Hannah Holt in the 12×12 forum and then later in person at an SCBWI conference. She is a light in the kidlit
We live in a most exciting time, one of abundant picture book biographies! At my library, patrons of all ages check out these books. One
Carol Gordon Ekster: Ruth Spiro is one of those wonderful #kidlit folks that I connected with through our shared experience of being alumni of Jane Yolen’s
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I met Katey Howes at the 2016 NESCBWI conference and her smile and warmth lit up the air around her. I’m so
Two Truths and a Lie is the first book in a fascinating new series that presents some of the most crazy-but-true stories about the living world as well as a handful of stories that are too crazy to be true—and asks readers to separate facts from the fakes!
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Heather, I love that you write children’s books about real women who overcame extraordinary obstacles and never gave up on their dreams. And
Top Ten Reads in 2016
I met Sandra Markle when I attended Jane Yolen’s Picture Book Boot Camp. The tall and stunning Sandra Markle stood out. I had no idea at
I first met April at Kindling Words, a writing retreat. We happened to have gotten paired together for a funny ice-breaking activity of looking into