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Dual Cover Reveal & Interview: NO WAY, THEY WERE GAY? Hidden Lives and Secret Loves by Lee Wind

He’s been blogging about LGBTQIA+ kid and teen books for 13 years. His latest middle grade work of nonfiction reexamines the history so many kids haven’t been taught, shining a light on some of the amazing stuff he’s discovered.

Peter Brown Cover Reveal & Interview: Fred Gets Dressed

Think pink. Peter Brown premieres his latest picture book’s cover and talks at length with me about his process.

A Brand New Jon Klassen Picture Book Cover Reveal. Because We Deserve Something Nice.

In dire need of good news? Let today’s cover reveal provide a soothing balm.

Cover Reveal and Excerpt: Naomi Klein Writes a Book for Kids

Naomi Klein has written a book for kids, so sit back and enjoy an excerpt from the book’s Introduction and a cover reveal to boot.

Cover Reveal & Interview – Leah Henderson’s Together We March: 25 Protest Movements That Marched into History

Twenty-five groundbreaking protest movements in one book? You won’t be able to take a look at it until January of 2021. Fortunately I have author Leah Henderson on hand to answer some questions, and a cover of her latest book to reveal.

Amber and Clay: A Laura Amy Schlitz Cover Reveal

The Newbery Award winning author returns with a book set in ancient Greece full of snarky gods and fearsome goddesses, slaves and masters, mothers and philosophers. And I have the cover reveal.

Skunk and Badger: Cover Reveal and Q&A with Amy Timberlake

Amy Timberlake and Jon Klassen have a book coming out together? Whatever does it look like? Whatever could it be? You’re just gonna have to sit down and read this interview before you see the cover I consider to be the best of 2020.

A Most Beautiful Reveal of The Most Beautiful Thing: Cover Reveal and Interview with Kao Kalia Yang

“You have the most to learn from the perspectives that are hardest to find in the world.” For today’s cover reveal, American Hmong author Kao Kalia Yang discusses the story behind her remarkable and beautiful upcoming picture book The Most Beautiful Thing, and how intersectionality informs her writing.

Cover Reveal (and Excerpt!): Everything Sad Is Untrue (a true story) by Daniel Nayeri

Ladies and germs, it is with great pleasure, that I present to you, not only a view of the first Levine Querido title, but also an excerpt from the book itself. Coming to you August 25, 2020 . . .

THE BLUE HOUSE cover reveal and Interview with Phoebe Wahl

Today, I am happy to announce that Phoebe Wahl has an author/illustrated title on the horizon by the name of The Blue House. Touching on the subject of housing insecurity, it manages to be both homey and realistic. Ms. Wahl was kind enough to speak with me about the title, showing why it’s an important contribution to today’s literary landscape.

Cover Reveal: You Matter by Christian Robinson

Now THIS sound interesting. On the heels of Christian Robinson’s Another, (which received five starred reviews and a New York Times Best Illustrated Award) his next solo project is waiting in the wings. Called YOU MATTER, it goes on sale on May 5, 2020. What’s it about?

Blogger Blitz Cover Reveal: Fly on the Wall by Remy Lai

Here’s a new idea. Let’s see what you think of it. We’re all familiar with “blog tours” at the moment. Heck, I’m hosting one today. The “blogger blitz” is a little different. Essentially, a publisher takes a high quality author (say, one Remy Lai of the magnificent 2019 release Pie in the Sky) then, instead of releasing their new cover on a single site, does so across the internet on a plethora of them. Today, I am one of a hoard.

Cover Reveal of DARING DARLEEN and an Interview with Anne Nesbet

I can’t just do a cover reveal of a title without getting the lowdown on the book in question. So I shot some questions in Anne Nesbet’s general direction and she was happy enough to oblige me with answers.

Cover Reveal and Interviews: Talking with Nina Crews and Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson has more than forty books to her name and she can write the gamut from board books to YA. This year, she’s giving us a poem-turned-book called A Girl Like Me, with illustrated photography by Nina Crews. Naturally I’d like to show you the cover, but first I had some questions for the creators.

Cover Reveal + Interview: Amphibian Acrobats with Leslie Bulion and Robert Meganck

The starry-eyed montane tree frog. The mutable rain frog that goes from smooth to spiny. The pebble toad that has a unique method of escaping predators. All this and more I discuss with my special guests, even as I reveal their latest book jacket.