MORE 'GUEST-POSTS' POSTS
David Jacobson comes to recount the creation of the Japan-China-Korea Peace Picture Book Project. This includes the books in the series and the issues faced in the three countries in this ambitious and sensitive project.
Today we welcome newly minted Newbery Honor winning author Chrstian McKay Heidicker to talk about his latest book. And no. It does not involve a psychotic Beatrix Potter . . . . yet.
When My Brother Gets Home has already bagged a couple starred reviews and it's coming out today. To celebrate, creator Tom Lichtenheld gives us a bit on the backstory of how it all went down.
The other day publisher and author Marissa Moss of Creston Books sent me an interesting query. We all know that the bar has risen for nonfiction authors and even, to a certain extent, illustrators of children's books. But what is the role of the publisher in all this? A guest post on accuracy in nonfiction.
Today we begin a series of posts on outstanding children’s books that have yet to be published in English. We hope to inspire librarians who want to spruce up their international collections, publishers who are looking for exceptional work to translate, or teachers who want to encourage their bilingual pupils to be readers. Or those of you who just like darn good books.
The students of Marc Aronson's Rutgers Masters's class on Young Adults, Reading, and Literacy set out to curate resources for high school students related to immigration. Take a look at them for yourself and pass them on to a teacher you know.
86% of translations are published by small presses. What is the state of children's literature today and how should it change? David Jacobson guests with some answers.
Today I'm bowing out and letting an author with some chops take the reins. Ms. Lindsay Lackey, to be precise. As you may be aware, she has a book out this year called All the Impossible Things. To write this book, Lackey was inspired by her aunt and uncle. Today she talks a bit about them, and about the simple, small acts that you can do to uplift a child in foster care.
I'm on vacation so while I'm away it appears that James Kennedy has hijacked my blog! Not to worry. He's done it for a very worthy cause. Observe!
How many of us prepare for what to do if an act of nature claims our materials, our space, even our jobs? Together, teacher Stacey Beam and author April Henry have penned an article on what happened when the worst hit too close to home and what you can do if it happens to you.