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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

The Watsons Go to Birmingham and MJ vs. LeBron: A Conversation with Christopher Paul Curtis

A Q&A with the Newbery Medalist.

Fox & Rabbit Q & A with Beth Ferry

An interview with Fox & Rabbit author Beth Ferry.

Books on Film: Kadir Nelson on CBS Sunday Morning

CBS Sunday Morning visits with Kadir Nelson.

A Q&A (and a Giveaway) with Lauren Castillo: OUR FRIEND HEDGEHOG

I talk with Lauren Castillo about her upcoming chapter book, OUR FRIEND HEDGEHOG (and give away a copy).

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: