Kids Archive

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
20 Dec 2016

Middle Grade Mania: Isabela for Real by Margie Palatini!

Next up on #MiddleGradeMania is ISABELA FOR REAL by Margie Palatini. We’re excited for you to learn more about the author of this fun (and funny!) novel about what happens when a girl’s Youtube channel goes viral. Take it away, Margie! *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be
15 Nov 2016

Middle Grade Mania: THE FRIENDSHIP EXPERIMENT!

Welcome back to the blog for #MiddleGradeMania! We have Erin Teagen on the blog today, author of THE FRIENDSHIP EXPERIMENT. Check out the interview below! *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a writer is: I always wanted to be a writer, but when I was twelve and
10 Nov 2016

Middle Grade Mania: HERCUFLEAS by Sam Gayton!

We’re so excited to share this exclusive interview with HERCUFLEAS author Sam Gayton for #MiddleGradeMania! See below to learn about the writing process and fun facts about Sam. Thanks for joining us, Sam!               *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a
8 Nov 2016

Middle Grade Mania: I AM DRUMS by Mike Grosso!

One of our #MiddleGradeMania authors has stopped by the blog to talk about their book! Welcome to Mike Grosso, author of I AM DRUMS.                 *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a writer is: My students! They’re weird and wild
30 Sep 2016

Songs That Evoke Snow like Before Morning

  Just this once, schedules are swept aside as a too busy world suddenly revels in the freedom and peace of the snow. The joy and wonder of a snowy day is brought to new life in this destined-to-be-a-classic picture book from Newbery Honor author, Joyce Sidman, and Caldecott
5 Aug 2016

Looking Back: A Q&A with Lois Lowry

In this updated and refreshed photographic memoir, two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry offers an intimate look at pivotal moments that affected her life, inspired her writing, and often evolved into her rich and wonderful novels beloved the world over. We asked Lois a few questions about Looking Back. Read
18 Jul 2016

Middle Grade Monday: Took

Looking for a way to cool off this summer? Took by Mary Downing Hahn is a middle grade novel that’s bound to produce chills. In the story, thirteen-year-old Daniel Anderson doesn’t believe Brody Mason’s crazy stories about the ghost witch who lives up on Brewster’s Hill with Bloody Bones,