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
28 Mar 2017

Middle Grade Mania: GONE CAMPING!

We love middle-grade at HMH, which is why we have #MiddleGradeMania! Today, please welcome Tamera Wissinger, author of GONE FISHING, to the blog for an exclusive interview to celebrate her follow-up novel, GONE CAMPING! *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a writer is: When I was very
15 Mar 2017

Middle Grade Mania: ARMSTRONG AND CHARLIE by Steven B. Frank!

We love publishing stories for kids based on real events, and that’s what ARMSTRONG AND CHARLIE is! Say hello to Steven B. Frank and learn more about him in the blog post below! *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a writer is: I grew up with two
7 Mar 2017

Next up on our #MiddleGradeMania campaign is… *drumroll please* FISH GIRL by David Wiesner and Donna Jo Napoli! Today, we have Donna Jo with us to talk about how she got her start writing…and her least favorite subject in school. *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a
28 Feb 2017

Middle Grade Mania: A RAMBLER STEALS HOME!

Take me out to the bookstore, take me out to the crowd….okay, one of those words may not be in the original lyrics—but we are in a baseball book mood! That’s why we invited Carter Higgins, author of A RAMBLER STEALS HOME, to the blog. ***  The book/person/thing that