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Celebrating Gary Paulsen’s Last Adventure: An Interview with Editor Wes Adams

To celebrate the publication of Northwind, and lament the passing of Gary Paulsen, today we’re sitting down with his editor Wes Adams to talk about one of the great writers of our age.

The Wolf Hollow Sequel Is Nigh! An Interview and Cover Reveal with Lauren Wolk

Today I talk with Lauren Wolk about her sequel to her Newbery Honor winning title WOLF HOLLOW. Find out how MY OWN LIGHTNING came to be and check out its shiny new cover!

You Want a Cover Reveal? Howzabout an ALAN GRATZ Cover Reveal AND Excerpt?

“In one three month span of 2021 alone, one in three Americans was dealing with a FEMA-recognized weather disaster.” Alan Gratz is on the blog today to talk about his latest book and to share both the cover and an excerpt from the first chapter.

Party Animals in the House Tonight: An Interview and Cover Reveal with Katherine Battersby

Today we have a return visit from none other than Katherine Battersby. You may recall the last time she was here and we got a load of her Cranky Chicken. Welp, we’ve got a sequel on our hands and a couple questions to go with it.

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round: An Interview with Debut Author Interview with Kathlyn J. Kirkwood

We’re starting this year out with an interviewing bang! And what better way than with a smidgen of nonfiction? Not just any nonfiction either. A debut memoir for kids!

When I Wake Up: An Interview with Seth Fishman and Jessixa Bagley

There are possibilities galore in this latest offering from Fishman & Bagley. I talk to the creators of WHEN I WAKE UP about their influences and their work.

Excuse Me While I Interview These Guys. Charles R. Smith Jr. and Edel Rodriguez Discuss SONG FOR JIMI

The psychedelic 60s never looked so good. I talk with creators Charles R. Smith Jr. and Edel Rodriguez about their joint work on the latest Jimi Hendrix biography.

No One Is Born Wise. An African Proverbs Interview with Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole and Nelda LaTeef

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito.” I indulge in a deep dive interview with the creators behind the best book of proverbs published for children in years.

What’s Red and Green and Blue and White All Over? An Interview with Lee Wind and Paul O. Zelinsky, Of Course!

It’s Jewish. It’s Christian. And it’s created by the singular team of Lee Wind and Paul O. Zelinsky. We’re talking with this dynamic duo about their latest title RED AND GREEN AND BLUE AND WHITE.

A Bright Star Interview with Yuyi Morales Herself

Inventive? Original? Unique? Horrendously accomplished? That’s basically the CV of Yuyi Morales. And now, today, I get to ask her questions about her latest book, Bright Star.

From Out of My Mind to Out of My Heart: An Interview with Sharon Draper

Out of My Mind is as popular as ever and now, in 2021, we’re finally seeing a sequel. Out of My Heart just came out yesterday and is the official continuation of Melody’s story. I interview Sharon Draper about the continuation.

I’ll Post This Interview When Pigs Fly: A Talk with Rob Harrell

Rob Harrell’s a busy man. Wink came out last year, Monster on the Hill’s a movie, and now I’m interviewing him about his newest comic When Pigs Fly. Slow down, Rob! You’re making the rest of us look bad!

I Get to Interview Elizabeth Warren!!! . . . There May Also Be a Book Involved in Some Way.

I get to interview Senator Warren! From the moment I first laid eyes on her on The Daily Show back in 2009 I thought she was the bee’s knees. She has a new picture book out called Pinkie Promises out right now, and I get to ask her a couple questions about it.

My Parents Won’t Stop Talking! A Tillie Walden and Emma Hunsinger Interview Joint

“We actually got a note to tone down the teeth.” Hijinks ensue when I interview my new favorite funny picture book creators. If you read one interview this year, read this one with Emma Hunsinger and Tillie Walden.

A Giant Interview with T.A. Barron (see what I did there?)

“Certainly, definitely, absolutely!” T.A. Barron joins us today to discuss the latest in his Merlin saga, GIANT!