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Books on Film: Jason Reynolds on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

My faith in humanity just got a boost.

For Your Listening Pleasure: Amy Timberlake on The Yarn Podcast

Listen to the latest episode of The Yarn podcast, featuring Amy Timberlake.

Jerry Pinkney: 1939-2021

The great Jerry Pinkney passed away yesterday at 81. I had a chance to talk with him once. We were seated next to each other at the 2013 Newbery/Caldecott Banquet. He was kind and gracious, down-to-earth, and funny. I’ve always treasured that night. He was an incredible artist and one of the best picture book […]

From Middle Grade Novel to Netflix: A Conversation with Adam Gidwitz about A TALE DARK & GRIMM

A chat with author Adam Gidwitz about the new A Tale Dark & Grimm animated series on Netflix.

. . . And You Shall Know Me By My Twitter Bio (#10)

Sure you may know your children’s authors and illustrators, but can you name them from reading their Twitter bios?

Problem: Christian Robinson is Collaborating with Target and I Want to Buy Everything

Christian Robinson is collaborating with Target and I’m excited.

Books on Film: Marc Brown on Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow visits the Arthur creator.

More Than Sunny: A Conversation (+ Giveaway) with Shelley Johannes

I chat with author/illustrator Shelley Johannes about her first picture book, MORE THAN SUNNY.

I Talked with James Preller and Things Got Weird

I chat with author James Preller over on his blog today.

Tim Miller on the Making of TINY KITTY, BIG CITY

A Q&A with TINY KITTY, BIG CITY author/illustrator Tim Miller

Sydney Taylor Blog Tour: Sofiya Pasternack

An interview with recent Sydney Taylor Honor winner Sofiya Pasternack.

Catching Up with Philip Stead and Matthew Cordell

A conversation with Philip Stead and Matthew Cordell about their latest collaboration, FOLLOW THAT FROG!

The Best Tweets from the 2021 Youth Media Awards

All the best reactions to the 2021 Youth Media Awards.

Cover Reveal Q&A: PLAYING THE CARDS YOU’RE DEALT by Varian Johnson

A cover reveal (and Q&A) for Varian Johnson’s next book, PLAYING THE CARDS YOU’RE DEALT.

Top 10 Posts of 2020: #1

From December 21st to January 1st, I’m counting down the most popular 100 Scope Notes posts of 2020. The countdown continues today with . . . Goodnight Zoom: Parody Children’s Books for This Moment