Teen Librarian Toolbox
August 4, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Steve Sheinkin swings by to discuss his latest historical thriller FALLOUT: SPIES, SUPERBOMBS, AND THE ULTIMATE COLD WAR SHOWDOWN. And like his other multi-award winning books, it promises to be a hoot.
September 22, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Librarian Stacey Rattner and author Steve Sheinkin bring you the game show we've all been waiting for. Now answering the ultimate question: Who knows their books better? Authors? Or fans?
April 10, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Typically in a Steve Sheinkin "Walking and Talking" piece you get to see Steve having a conversation with another author or artist en route somewhere. Now we're in a world where we're still able to walk, but not with one another. With that in mind, the latest "Walking and Talking" piece is of two artists together but separate. Candy Fleming joins Steve today from Oxford to discuss her latest (amazing) work of history The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh.
October 24, 2019 by Betsy Bird
In 2011 I traveled to Bologna in the spring to attend the largest children’s rights fair in the world. While there, I was able to meet and speak with a number of other Americans. And though my concentration has always been children’s books rather than YA, I had just the nicest conversation with Ruta Sepetys. […]
March 12, 2019 by Betsy Bird
As Steve wrote me, "Jerry Craft came to our local bookstore last week to talk about New Kid, and I nabbed a quick interview for the comic." Perfect! I don't know about you but we're all big time New Kid fans at my library. Haven't seen it yet? I recommend you remedy this situation, pronto. In the meantime, here's Jerry.
November 28, 2018 by Betsy Bird
The holidays came early this year. Author and cartoonist Steve Sheinkin is back with another interview in his “Walking and Talking” series. Today’s subject is none other than Kenneth Oppel. How is a first draft like a sine wave? Let the cartoon do the explaining on this one. Don’t forget to catch up with the […]
July 19, 2018 by Betsy Bird
It’s always a glorious day when there’s a new Walking and Talking to present. Today Steve Sheinkin has an in-depth discussion with Cece Bell. If you’ve ever wanted to know what the status of El Deafo 2 might be, now’s your chance to find out. Don’t forget to catch up with the whole series! Walking […]
June 6, 2018 by Betsy Bird
When last we saw our hero he was walking and talking with Joseph Bruchac in an epic three paneled addition to this series. Now Steve Sheinkin is back and he’s talking with that Newbery winning, Animorph creatin’, remarkably prolific Katherine Applegate. Today, Katherine and Steve discuss characters, plot, outlining, and how close she came to […]
January 9, 2018 by Betsy Bird
Steve’s back, baby. And what an auspicious day it is. Today Steve Sheinkin’s new early chapter book series “Time Twisters” kicks off with Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler and Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean. That feeling that’s dancing about in your soul right now? That’s you. Wanting to read these. More than your kids. Yep. […]
October 17, 2017 by Betsy Bird
I’m not supposed to have favorites. Periodically Steve Sheinkin will pop up like a magical elf and offer me one of his magnificent Walking and Talking comic series for my blog, and I always thank him profusely, loving each and every one individually. Today’s is different. I’m not sure quite why. I think it has […]
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