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August 27, 2019

AWASIS AND THE WORLD-FAMOUS BANNOCK  

Dallas Hunt (@Dallas_Hunt) shares AWASIS AND THE WORLD-FAMOUS BANNOCK. Awâsis is bringing some of her Kôhkum’s bannock to a relative but she accidentally drops the world-famous bannock off a bridge. She meets several forest rel...

August 27, 2019

DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY  

Adib Khorram (@adibkhorram) shares DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY. In Adib’s debut novel we meet Darius, a nerdy, overweight, Iranian-American boy who you will love deeply from the outset. I was rooting for Darius hour by hour as I list...

August 27, 2019

Here at Kidlit These Days, Karina Yan Glaser, NYT bestselling author of the Vanderbeekers series, and I are your kidlit connoisseurs, pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today. 

TODAY'S EPISODE: Back to School

Karina and...

August 22, 2019

Here at Kidlit These Days, Karina Yan Glaser, NYT bestselling author of the Vanderbeekers series, and I are your kidlit connoisseurs, pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today. 

TODAY'S EPISODE: Diversity-Focused Publish...

August 21, 2019

LUCA'S BRIDGE/EL PUENTE DE LUCA  

Author Mariana Llanos (@marianallanos) and illustrator Anna López Real join Matthew in conversation to share LUCA'S BRIDGE/El puente de Luca. LUCA’S BRIDGE is a border story. It is a family story. It is a story that centers on the...

August 19, 2019

BALANCE THE BIRDS  

Susie Ghahremani (@boygirlparty) is the author-illustrator of BALANCE THE BIRDS and STACK THE CATS. Susie’s books attempt to engage our youngest readers through simple shapes and eye-catching colors, exploring foundational skills such as balanci...

August 13, 2019

THE QUESTIONEERS  

Andrea Beaty (@andreabeaty) is the author of ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER and its sequels as well as author of the QUESTIONEERS (@questioneerkids) chapter book series, all illustrated by David Roberts. Andrea shared much insight to how she crafts stori...

August 9, 2019

THE BOOK TREE  

Rashin Kheiriyeh (@rashinkheiriyeh) is the illustrator most recently of THE BOOK TREE, authored by Paul Czajak, and STORY BOAT, authored by Kyo Maclear. Rashin is the illustrator or author-illustrator of over 70 books published around the world. Her...

August 8, 2019

An article I wrote for DEMCO's Ideas & Inspiration blog was recently published and I thought I'd share a preview of it with you here. I've included the introduction and 5 questions below. For a description of resources you can incorporate to address those questions, cl...

August 7, 2019

The children's activity calendar I created for Upstart for the month of September is now available online for FREE. Share with teachers, parents, and anyone else in your life that works with children or is looking for fun ideas for bringing joy and wonder to the every...

August 6, 2019

THE OTHER "F" WORD  

Angie Manfredi (@misskubelik) is the editor of THE (OTHER) F WORD: A CELEBRATION OF THE FAT & FIERCE. The book releases in late September from Amulet Books an imprint of Abrams. Angie and I met only briefly before heading into the “Live at...

August 3, 2019

WHEN AIDAN BECAME A BROTHER  

Kyle Lukoff (@Shekels_Library) is author of A STORYTELLING OF RAVENS and WHEN AIDAN BECAME A BROTHER, the latter of which was our focus in this conversation. WHEN AIDAN BECAME A BROTHER is about a trans boy who wants to make sure every...

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