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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.

We Wait for the Sun: A Dual Interview with Katie McCabe and Raissa Figueroa

Black History Month can mean something as simple as remembering the ones who came before. Today I talk with the women behind one of the most talked about nonfiction picture book memoirs of the Spring 2021 season.

LATINITAS by Juliet Menéndez: A Deep Dive Into Heroes Past and Present

40 influential Latinas are presented in this magnificent hand-painted book. Hear about the sheer amounts of research Juliet Menéndez engaged in and learn something new.

Wisdom of Trees: An Interview and Video Reveal for the Latest from Lita Judge

Hope you like trees because today you’re getting a bird’s eye view. Author Lita Judge answers my questions and reveals a video for her latest dendrophile accomplishment.

Interrogating the Passover Guest: A Susan Kusel and Sean Rubin Interview

“I’m proud that we dealt with the darkness of the Depression head-on in this book; I just wish it felt less timely.” A frank discussion of Passover, a beautiful children’s book, and the state of the world today.

Just Try It: An Interview with Mara Rockliff

“At the risk of sounding basic, I don’t think it’s possible to overrate the mango.” I interview Mara Rockliff about her latest picture book biography and we end up talking fruit!

Kingston and the Magician’s Lost and Found: An Interview with Three Authors at Once!

Today we talk with Harold Hayes, Craig S. Phillips, and Theo Gangi about street magic, historical figures, and their upcoming fantasy novel for kids Kingston and the Magician’s Lost and Found.

Root Magic Interview with Eden Royce

Last year I just didn’t read enough fantasy novels to my liking. This year? I’m making up for lost time. And what better way to kick everything off than with a debut that really gets you thinking?

Cover Reveal of Ann Clare LeZotte’s Sequel to Show Me a Sign: Set Me Free

Today it is my honor and privilege to present to you an interview with Ann Clare LeZotte, as well as a cover reveal for the sequel to Show Me a Sign . . . Set Me Free.

An Unspeakable Interview: Talking with Carole Boston Weatherford About the Tulsa Race Massacre

“I do not think that young readers are too tender for tough topics.” I talk with Carole Boston Weatherford and Floyd Cooper about their nonfiction picture book on the Tulsa Race Massacre.