Category Archives: kidlit

New Fiction from Virginia KidLit Writers

My home state of Virginia has a hard-working, super-talented, kidlit crew and I wanted to show off a few of the picture books, YA and middle-grade novels coming out in 2016.  This isn’t an exhaustive list; it’s a start. And … Continue reading

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Brother-sister books

When I write, I spend a lot of time exploring brother-sister relationships — perhaps because I couldn’t have gotten through my teen years without my own brother. I love reading about brother-sister relationships, too, even if they’re in the periphery … Continue reading

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Nine Good Books About Dogs (Also: Nine Books About Good Dogs)

I’m so excited to have HOW TO BEHAVE AT A DOG SHOW join the other established dog/pet books out in the world – especially as we gear up for The National Dog Show and then Westminster. This week, I’m taking a … Continue reading

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Good luck charms

Long, long ago, when the year still began with 19, my friend Chris OBrion gave me my favorite piece of book swag ever: a keychain in the likeness of Squid from Squids Will Be Squids (John Scieszka and Lane Smith). … Continue reading

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Molly Burnham talks about punk, kidlit, and her first novel

Molly B. Burnham’s debut middle-grade novel, Teddy Mars Book #1: Almost a World Record Breaker, comes out next week. It’s about record-obsessed Teddy, who is navigating his way through school and his crazy family, which includes his little brother aka The Destructor. … Continue reading

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