Category Archives: Book News

August 31

Book Trailer Premiere: Bird Count by Susan Edwards Richmond

Hello Everyone! Birdwatching—or “birding” in the bird nerd world—is one of my greatest passions.  When I was growing up, there was always a pair of binoculars within reach to watch the parade of birds stopping by our backyard feeders. I memorized most of the Golden Guide to the Birds of North America when I was […]

August 28

Cover Reveal – The Best of Iggy by Annie Barrows

I was widely considered to be a good child. Very good. Abnormally good. Grownups were always talking about it, mostly in reference to their own, less-good children. According to grownups, I was polite, mature, responsible, and sweet-tempered.  Actually, I was none of these things. I was just quiet, so they thought I was polite, mature, […]

August 27

Cover Reveal for Forever Glimmer Creek by Stacy Hackney

My family has a small cottage in the town of White Stone, Virginia. It’s located on the Rappahannock River in a beautiful area called the Northern Neck.  It’s a place with stunning sunsets, endless water, and the friendliest of neighbors. I go there as often as I can with my husband and sons.   One […]

August 26

Cover Reveal of The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert

I wasn’t the only Black girl in my hometown, but growing up, I was used to being “the only one” in my class. And maybe one of less than a handful in the entire school. I spent time with other Black girls at church when I was young, but as they moved away or we […]

August 19

Cover Reveal for KEEP IT TOGETHER, KEIKO CARTER by Debbi Michiko Florence

  Do you remember your first heartbreak? I do. I was in the third grade. I had two best friends I did everything with – hanging out at recess and lunch and one another’s homes, reading together, watching our favorite TV shows, playing with dolls and stuffed animals. Then, I found out the two of […]

July 23

Cover Reveal for A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan

Laura: This book started with a question: What does it mean to be an American when your parent is an immigrant? It’s an identity I struggled with as a child. Was I more American and Jewish, like my father, or did I feel most at home in my mother’s British culture? First generation American kids […]

February 08

Children’s Book Creators Join Forces to Provide High Quality Books to Two Worthy Organizations by Lin Oliver

With over 25,000 members strong, SCBWI, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, is the largest professional organization of children’s book writers and illustrators. We have always cared about getting books into children’s hands because we know that books given to them can change their lives– allow them to see themselves, to feel empathy […]

October 05

COVER REVEAL: The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad

“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare asked that very famously centuries ago in a play you might be familiar with. I always took umbrage at that question. You see, in many cultures, including mine, names have power, meaning, and functions beyond the obvious. The earliest version of The Candle and the Flame wound itself around Shakespeare’s […]

October 04

Cover Reveal: YORK: THE CLOCKWORK GHOST by Laura Ruby

It’s been eighteen months since I wrote this post about York: The Shadow Cipher—the first volume in my middle grade alternate history adventure—and my cancer diagnosis.  A lot has happened since then. I’ve gone through chemo, surgery and radiation. I lost my hair, grew a bunch back, and dyed it purple and blue. I got my nose pierced.  […]

September 27

COVER REVEAL: On a Scale of One to Ten by Ceylan Scott

Ceylan Scott, author of On a Scale of One to Ten   When I decided that I wanted to write a book, I was sixteen. I had recently been admitted to a psychiatric ward and overwhelmed with too much time to fill and too many things to say bubbling in my head. I was frustrated […]