Category Archives: kidlit

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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Writing Resolutions

I always make loads of New Year’s resolutions – multi-page lists, covering everything from the external (I will not leave my pajamas on the bathroom floor after I take a shower) to the internal (I will yell less; I will learn to … Continue reading

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We Need Diverse Books

Can you remember the first time you saw yourself in a book? For me, it was when I read All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor. The book was about five sisters living during the Depression. I had a little brother and … Continue reading

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To Catch a Frog

As some of you may know, I’ve spent the last few weeks searching for a frog to use in a trailer for How to Behave at a Tea Party, my book with illustrator Heather Ross that comes out this September. … Continue reading

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