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Cats and Dogs . . . Together? Talking with Elisha Cooper About the Sublime Yes & No

Picture books, puppies, and preternaturally attractive cats. It’s interview time with Elisha Cooper about his latest title Yes & No. Hope you like pets!

An Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn Interview with Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

Are you ready for the cute? Are you ready for the kitty? Are you ready for the unicorn? Then sit right here with me while I ask Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham about their latest collaboration.

Gimme Gimme That Sweet Title IX: Helaine Becker + Dow Phumiruk Discuss An Equal Shot and All That That Entails

“Ugh, the gymsuits!” Author Helaine Becker and artist Dow Phumiruk reveal the secrets behind the informational picture book that delves deep into the history of Title IX (and all that that entails).

Where in the World is Angus Yuen-Killick? The Coming of Red Comet Press

Many of us have fantasized about starting our own boutique publishing company. What if you actually did it, and had loads of experience to boot? Angus Yuen-Killick has done precisely that! I pepper him with questions to explain how it all works.

Extra Extra! Viral Video Sparks Middle Grade Debut! A Q&A with Dwayne Reed of Simon B. Rhymin’

Chicago time! I interview viral sensation Dwayne Reed and get a peek at life with his scholars, his writing, and his love for The Windy City.

The Genius Under the Table: A Cover Reveal and Q&A with Eugene Yelchin

You’re in for a treat today. Eugene Yelchin’s memoir of his boyhood growing up behind the Iron Curtain is as funny as it is gutting. I talk with the man about how he managed to own a pair of Baryshnikov’s blue jeans and reveal his new cover.

Amina Returns! A Q&A with Hena Khan About AMINA’S SONG

When Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan was released in 2017 it had oodles of charm. Today the sequel, Amina’s Song, is out nationwide, so I sat down with its author to discuss all manner of things.

J.D. and the Great Barber Battle: A J. Dillard Interview

Thanks to COVID we’ve seen an uptick in home haircuts. As such, it’s the perfect time to take a deep dive into a book about a kid with a love of barbering. I talk with author J. Dillard about one of the more enjoyable books of the year.

“The possibility of a generous frugality”: Re-releasing M.B. Goffstein – An Interview with Susan Barba

Editor Susan Barba discusses the “paradoxically pleasurable parsimoniousness” of author/illustrator M.B. Goffstein, on the re-release of two of her works.

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.

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.

Across the Desert: Dusti Bowling Cover Reveal and Q&A

Dusti Bowling is up to her old tricks. “Old tricks” means writing more middle grade novels. And this one has a doozy of a plot and a magnificent cover. Check it out for yourself.

Cover Reveal and Interview Extravaganza! See The Dog: Three Stories About a Cat with David LaRochelle and Mike Wohnoutka

Looks like we have a cover reveal worth checking out. Now find out if Baby Cakes returns, what animal Mike Wohnoutka prays David LaRochelle won’t put in a book, and what’s in store for the intrepid duo.

The Deft Board Book Talents At Work In PET: A Matthew Van Fleet Interview

Today, Matthew Van Fleet joins us to talk logistics, process, Bavarian ant farms, and why getting a hamster to run on a wheel is harder than it sounds.

The 2021 Sydney Taylor Blog Tour: A Talk with Lesléa Newman and Susan Gal about Welcoming Elijah

Lesléa Newman and Susan Gal join us to answer some of my questions about their Sydney Taylor Book Award winner Welcoming Elijah, its process, and where they’re headed next.