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Review of the Day: niños: Poems for the Lost Children of Chile by María José Ferrada, ill. María Elena Valdez

Oddly sweet, melancholic, and peaceful, this is poetry as remembrance as well as healing. It is also very much one of a kind.

World Premiere of “That’s My Piano, Sir!” (the video!)

Seems to me that if you’re going to make a video out of a picture book that relies heavily on music, you need to put your back into it. And this one has some gusto! Some pizzazz!

Scary Stories for Young Foxes: The City – An Exclusive Excerpt

Today, it is my great honor to present to you an interview and exclusive excerpt from the upcoming Christian McKay Heidicker novel, SCARY STORIES FOR YOUNG FOXES: THE CITY, the companion to the 2020 Newbery Honor recipient Scary Stories for Young Foxes.

The Cover Reveal of Long Road to the Circus by Betsy Bird, ill. David Small

The cover reveal and the story behind the book. Where do authors get their ideas? Here’s one answer.

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

I think a book that takes place in the steaming hot days of a NYC summer is precisely what we need in dreary February. Bonus: I finally gave Kate a story that makes sense, has color, and doesn’t contain 500 words per page.

Long Road to the Circus (by Betsy Bird) 7-Day Cover Reveal: Day Seven!

Sidesaddle, as a form of riding, is a bit peculiar. Considered a more “ladylike” way of riding, watching it in action can be a bit terrifying. Here, I’ll show you what I mean.

Long Road to the Circus (by Betsy Bird) 7-Day Cover Reveal: Day Six!

Generally speaking, if you want to ride a homicidal ostrich, you need to take some precautions. And what could be simpler than this method?

Long Road to the Circus (by Betsy Bird) 7-Day Cover Reveal: Day Five!

Many of the images I shared with you this week had a lot of flash and pizzazz. Today’s is quieter.

Review of the Day: Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff

The publisher sold this book to me as Doll Bones with a trans narrative and maybe that’s the best description you should hope for. Smart. Original. Necessary. Thank god we have this book now.

Long Road to the Circus (by Betsy Bird) 7-Day Cover Reveal: Day Four!

Today’s picture depicts the scene where the Madame is showing Gaucho who is in charge. Because even a tall ball of feathers knows when he’s beat.

Butterflies Are Pretty . . . Gross: A Q&A with Rosemary Mosco

I took one look at today’s title and it was instant love. Butterflies. Grossness. What could be better? An interview with author Rosemary Mosco.

Long Road to the Circus (by Betsy Bird) 7-Day Cover Reveal: Day Three!

“Horses may have souls, but ostriches? They do not. No more than giant chickens would.” Gaucho takes center stage again as I continue to count down to my final cover reveal!

Cover Reveal: Einstein by Torben Kuhlmann

When an inventive mouse misses the biggest cheese festival the world has ever seen, he’s determined to turn back the clock. I reveal the cover of the latest from German wunderkind Torben Kuhlmann.

Long Road to the Circus (by Betsy Bird) 7-Day Cover Reveal: Day Two!

Today, I’d like you to meet one of the heroes of my book. Many of the characters in it are based on real people. And, in one case, a real bird. An ostrich, to be precise, so ornery that he made dinosaurs look peaceful in comparison.

Long Road to the Circus (by Betsy Bird) 7-Day Cover Reveal: Day One!

Why do a single cover reveal when you can lead up to it for a week? Starting today I’m revealing interior spot art for my novel Long Road to the Circus, illustrated by David Small.