Will Mabbitt writes. He writes in cafes, on trains, on the toilet, and sometimes in his head when his laptop runs out of power. The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones is his first book. Another one is coming soon.
May 10-16, 2010, is Children’s Book Week. Each year, during this week, The Children’s Book Council hosts the Children’s Choice Book Awards. The favorite book finalists for this year were determined by close to 15,000 children and teens. I highly recommend checking out these books!
What a great year! Let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit the authors we met in person and via e-mail during 2009 …
Emily Gravett, who I actually met back in 2008 during her promotion of Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, was the first interview that we published in 2009. Actually, it was our first ever podcast!
I traded e-mails with Ingrid Law to produce an interview about her debut novel, Savvy, which won a Newbery Honor Award. She’s a fabulous author with a great personality—we even learned about her own savvy and her favorite stain-remover.
Our next visitor was Bonny Becker, author of the acclaimed A Visitor for Bear. We chatted about her book and what we could expect from Bear in the future, as well as a little tip on love, “All the clichés are true—as in, when you least expect it… .”
The Odd Egg
by Emily Gravett
Reading level: Ages 3 - 7
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (January 27, 2009)
Yay! This is so much fun.The illustrations are soft and earthy, and are very comical. The story begins like this: All of the birds laid an
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Bianca Schulze and Emily Gravett. Photo Credit: Charlie Young
I'm Bianca Schulze, bringing you a conversation with award-winning author and illustrator, Emily Gravett. As you listen to her talk you'll hear the wonderful child-like humor that is behind her great books, such as: Orange
So, it's Black Friday and you have a list of children to buy holiday gifts for. What should you buy? Books, of course! A book is one of the most valuable gifts you can give a child. Reading encourages creativity. It stimulates the imagination by