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One Star Review, Guess Who? (#115)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads?

Books on Film: SHOW US YOUR BOOKS is Your New Zoom Anthem

One thing’s for sure – people’s home book collections have never received more attention than they have in the last few months. Blame it on the Zoom!

Please Accept Your (Virtual) Newbery

I was happy to learn that there will be some (virtual) pomp and circumstance for the 2020 ALA award winners after all.

Play Charlotte’s Web: The Video Game

Retro gaming: Charlotte’s Web style.

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#114)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads?

Review: Stepping Stones by Lucy Knisley

A review of Lucy Knisley’s first middle grade graphic novel, STEPPING STONES.

It’s an AMERICAN AS PANEER PIE Draw-Off!

Paneer Pie

Some of you might know I’m a member of the secret artist club, keeping my drawings Instagram-only (with the occasional exception). But soon my (limited) drawing skills are going to be on full display. I’m taking part in a draw-off. The competition? That’s right – author and illustrator Jarrett Lerner. The reason? Our draw-off will […]

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#113)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads?

Exclusive Cover Reveal Q&A: Kondo & Kezumi Are Not Alone

A cover reveal for Kondo & Kezumi Are Not Alone, and a Q&A with the illustrator, Andrea Tsurumi

Jason Reynolds on The Yarn

Today we’re reposting episode #35 of The Yarn podcast, featuring Jason Reynolds. It originally came out on December 10, 2016. The conversation (especially towards the second half) seems like a good one to share again right now, at a time when history is sadly repeating itself. Thanks for listening.

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#20)

Can you name these 3 books based on their LEGO-fied covers?

Notes on May 2020

Some of my favorite posts from the month of May.

The Great Independent Book Store Gift Card Giveaway #4

I’m giving away a $50 gift cards to some of my favorite independent bookstores.

Books on Film: Eoin Colfer (and David Bowie?!) on Good Morning America

Author Eoin Colfer was on Good Morning America talking about the upcoming Artemis Fowl film.

What’s Up at The Yarn?

While I usually keep my Yarn talk for the Yarn site, it seems like a good time to let you know about a few recent episodes you might like. Trying something a bit different here. Normally we talk with authors and illustrators, but in this episode we go behind the scenes of an independent bookstore […]