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The Children’s Literature Community Reacts to the Passing of Tomie dePaola

The children’s literature community remembers a legend.

The Glory of the Personal Pan Pizza: An Interview with Tom Angleberger about Book It!

I talked with Book It Author Ambassador Tom Angleberger about my two favorite things: books and pizza.

Authors and Illustrators at Home

A roundup of online events from authors and illustrators.

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy: A Chat with Ethan Long about Happy County

A chat with Ethan Long about his new Happy County series.

‘It was like a silent comedy’ Chris Haughton on the making of DON’T WORRY, LITTLE CRAB

I talk with Chris Haughton about making picture books, and reveal the trailer for his latest, DON’T WORRY, LITTLE CRAB.

Sydney Taylor Blog Tour: THE BOOK RESCUER Creators Sue Macy and Stacy Innerst

It’s the first day of the 2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour (click here for the full schedule) and I’m honored to talk with the creators of Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award winner The Book Rescuer: author Sue Macy and illustrator Stacy Innerst.

‘It’s miraculous and it’s mysterious’ – Kate DiCamillo on WINN-DIXIE’s 20th Anniversary

On The Yarn podcast, Kate DiCamillo talks about Because of Winn-Dixie, which turns 20 this year.

A GREEN LANTERN Q&A (+ Giveaway) with Minh Lê

I talk with Minh Lê about GREEN LANTERN: LEGACY and give away three copies

The Children’s Literature Community Welcomes the New Ambassador

You’ve heard the news, now let’s see what authors and illustrators were saying about the news on Twitter:

And the New National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Is . . .

This is fantastic. Fantastic!

Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Children’s Lit Community on the Turn of the Decade

How are authors and illustrators ringing in the new decade?

Exclusive Cover Reveal: ORPHAN ELEVEN by Gennifer Choldenko

A first look at the cover for ORPHAN ELEVEN by Gennifer Choldenko (+ a Q&A)

5 Questions with Maulik Pancholy

I talk with actor and debut author Maulik Pancholy about his coming-of-age middle grade novel, The Best At It.

Mordicai Gerstein: 1935-2019

Mordicai Gerstein passed away on September 24th. We have a bunch of his books in our library, and his Caldecott Medal-winning The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is one that I return to again and again for storytime. I met him at an event in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2008. He was kind and […]

Book Trailer Premiere: THE UPPER CASE by Tara Lazar and Ross MacDonald

A Q&A with the creators of the book, and a first look at the trailer.