11 Jul 2018

Q&A with the Creators of The Goodnight Train Rolls On

We loved The Goodnight Train so much that we were ecstatic to hear there The Goodnight Train Rolls On was chugging our way! Author June Sobel and illustrator Laura Huliska-Beith were so kind to speak with us about their creative process! 1. Laura, we love your mixed-media art style!
15 Jun 2018

Join #TeamFiona and Us at These Bookstore Events!

  Monday, 6/18 at 10am  Launch party at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Learn more here!  Wednesday, 6/20 at 6:30pm Thane Maynard signing at Blue Manatee Children’s Books Buy tickets here!** Saturday, 6/23 at 2pm Thane Maynard signing at Joseph-Beth Booksellers Cincinnati Buy tickets here!** Monday, 7/9 at 4:30pm
21 May 2018

A Look Inside the Whimsical World of Zola’s Elephant

Zola’s Elephant is a story about imagination going completely wild! Illustrated by two-time Caldecott-honor winning artist Pamela Zagarenski, this tender, witty friendship story by New York Times bestselling author Randall de Sève, shows how assumptions often cause us to misjudge–and miss out. But with a little courage, new opportunities
3 Apr 2018

Meditate with Moon and these Yoga Poses

  Moon leads a busy life. Whether it be school, homework, or music lessons… Moon has her plate full. While Moon rushes through her days, she wonders if life could be different–if she could feel freer. In a world that is constantly putting more pressure and demands on children,
14 Feb 2018

A peek inside Florette!

Anna Walker was inspired to create Florette after discovering a forest in a Paris window. It’s the story of Mae, a little girl whose family moves to Paris from the country. Mae wishes she could bring her garden with her and felt there was no room among the crowded
16 Jan 2018

Celebrating Words and One Fun Day with Lewis Carroll

  Did you know Lewis Carroll not only created Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but he invented words that we use today?   Here are some fun examples! Snark: an imaginary animal, perhaps combining snail and shark. Carroll always claimed he had no clear idea what it was. Burble: a
29 Aug 2017

Middle Grade Mania: THE VAN GOGH DECEPTION

Today for #MiddleGradeMania, we have the author of THE VAN GOGH DECEPTION on the blog! Take it away, Deron.             *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a writer is: My children inspired me to write books.  I wanted to share with them
10 Jul 2017

Middle Grade Mania: THE UNICORN IN THE BARN!

Today for #MiddleGradeMania, we have an illustrator on the blog! THE UNICORN IN THE BARN is a middle-grade novel about a boy who protects a vulnerable unicorn…and its beautiful cover was designed by Rebecca Green. *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a writer is: Bony Legs by
27 Jun 2017

Middle Grade Mania: LINT BOY!

Another graphic novel makes an appearance for #MiddleGradeMania! Check out this interview with the author of LINT BOY, Aileen Lejten! The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a writer is: When I was in college studying Animation Film, one of my teachers took our class on a field trip
3 Apr 2017

Middle Grade Mania: JOURNEY ACROSS THE HIDDEN ISLANDS by Sarah Beth Durst

Sarah Beth Durst fans, you’re in luck! She has another book coming out called JOURNEY ACROSS THE HIDDEN ISLANDS, and she’s here to talk a bit about being a writer and what people will like about it. *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a writer is:  I’ve