Today retired reading instructor Kevin Purdy gets serious about joke books. Where can you find them? Why are they important? And what do you look for in a good one?
If you're familiar with America's history of sequestering people of color from pools of all sorts, then you'll be happy to hear that SWIM TEAM by Johnnie Christmas is thoroughly intentional. To see why, you'll need to read our interview
Today we talk typography, readalouds, and more. We also figure out which of the elements in the trash listed here should be composted and engage in a VERY long discussion of what a yam would look like if it had been hanging around for a year.
Lindsay Bonilla stops by today to tell us a bit about her upcoming March 2023 release. Notes and all!
A book about sexual abuse by trusted family members. Or, put another way, a messy, complicated, unique, necessary creation for those who will need it most.
How do you adapt an adult title about wrongful conviction into a Young Reader's edition that will "be of service to young people"? I talk with two authors about the THE SUN DOES SHINE and what it takes to make something complex accessible to the young.
Process junkies, have I got a post for you today! A remarkable interview in which Meghan McCarthy breaks down how she created the epic and wonderful ACTION! about the birth of cinema.
Four authors come together to write . . . a picture book?! I interview the authors themselves, discuss the book, and reveal the cover of this fall release for you today.
Normally, I don't like to do a cover reveal too far in advance of its publication date. But while today's title won't see shelves until April 18, 2023, I think you'll agree with me that it's something special. Something, I dare say, you'll be glad you knew about in advance.