Social Media and the KidLit Community: My (Updated) Personal Take
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by Debbie Ohi
3d ago
Quick navigation: Bluesky Lists – I’m mainly on Bluesky and Substack these days. Spoiler alert: As you can tell from the image above and screenshot below of Melissa Stewart’s article in School Library Journal, Bluesky is currently my preferred social media watercooler of choice these days. For slower-paced and longer-form posting, my happyplace is still Substack. Since I posted my previous personal take on social media for the kidlit community, a lot has changed, so I decided it’s time I post an update. However, keep in mind that I am NOT actively posting on all social media platforms. Like ..read more
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Interview with Basil Sylvester & Kevin Sylvester about NIGHT OF THE LIVING ZED (HarperCollins Canada) + Book Giveaway!
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by Debbie Ohi
3w ago
I loved The Fabulous Zed Watson by Basil Sylvester and Kevin Sylvester, so couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy of their newest book, Night Of The Living Zed. You can win a copy of their book; I’m giving away a copy, plus you can also solve a Zed riddle on the HarperCollins Canada website for a chance to win a limited-edition glicée print, and signed copies of the Zed books! Thanks to Baz and Kevin for answering a few questions for me! Enter the NIGHT OF THE LIVING ZED giveaway to win a copy of the book! Details here. (US/Canada only, deadline Feb. 28th, 2024) Related resources: Zed Watson ..read more
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Protected: Guest Post: PB Rising Stars Mentors Announcement!
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by Debbie Ohi
3w ago
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*BOOK GIVEAWAY* + Interview with Kim-Hoa Ung, Debut Picture Book Author & Illustrator, A GIFT FOR NAI NAI (Feiwel and Friends)
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by Julie Damerell
1M ago
Happy New Year! To celebrate the start of 2024, I’m giving away a copy of A GIFT FOR NAI NAI, written and illustrated by debut picture book creator Kim-Hoa Ung. Scroll to the end of the interview for details on how to enter. Psst: if you have helped boost this book in the past on your socials, your name will be entered in the prize draw twice if you fill out the form by Jan. 27, 2024! Kim-Hoa Ung is a Chinese American author-illustrator and amigurumi artist. When Kim-Hoa is not creating stories, you can find her crocheting pieces for art shows, sending snail mail, and making arts and crafts ..read more
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Protected: Interview with Stephanie Wildman & Estefanía Razo about BREATH BY BREATH
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by Julie Damerell
2M ago
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Interview with Jody Jensen Shaffer and Christopher Neal: CREEP, LEAP, CRUNCH! A FOOD CHAIN STORY (Knopf)
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by Julie Damerell
3M ago
By Julie Damerell Jody Jensen Shaffer is an award-winning poet and the author of more than 80 books for children, including PRUDENCE THE PART-TIME COW, IT’S YOUR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, BUSY BUS!, A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK, EMERGENCY KITTENS! and more. You can learn more about Jody at her Website or on Twitter. Christopher Silas Neal is an award-winning author and illustrator of picture books including the Over and Under series with author Kate Messner. He strives to create diverse and inclusive characters that reflect the kids and parents who read his books. Neal is a Mexican/European-American a ..read more
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Interview with debut author Ronni Diamondstein about JACKIE AND THE BOOKS SHE LOVED (Sky Pony Press, illustrated by Bats Langley)
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by Julie Damerell
4M ago
Author photo credit: Randi Childs. Interview by Julie Damerell Ronni Diamondstein spent her life surrounded by books and immersed in the world of children’s literature. As a school library media specialist and teacher of gifted and talented students in the United States and abroad, Ronni nurtured her students’ creativity by sharing her love of reading with them. Ronni is a graduate of Syracuse University. Ronni served on the Board of the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival and is a Past President of the Chappaqua Library Board of Trustees. Jackie and the Books She Loved is her debut picture bo ..read more
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Interview with Daphne Benedis-Grab, Author of MG Thriller, I WILL FIND YOU (Scholastic Press)
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by Julie Damerell
4M ago
Daphne Benedis-Grab is the author of the middle grade novels I KNOW YOUR SECRET, I KNOW YOU’RE LYING, and CLEMENTINE FOR CHRISTMAS as well as the young adult book THE GIRL IN THE WALL. Her middle grade book THE ANGEL TREE was made into a Hallmark Original movie. She earned her MFA from The New School and is the librarian at Alameda Jr/Sr High. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, two teens and cat Tango. You can find out more about Daphne at her website, Instagram, YouTube, or the site formerly known as Twitter. I WILL FIND YOU Written by Daphne Benedis-Grab Publisher: Scholastic ..read more
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by Julie Damerell
4M ago
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Interview: Debut picture book author Sara Truuvert and illustrator Michelle Theodore about MIRA AND BAKU (Annick Press)
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by Debbie Ohi
5M ago
Sara Truuvert is the author of Mira and Baku, her debut picture book, published by Annick Press. Sara’s short fiction and poetry have appeared in publications like Ploughshares, the Chicago Quarterly Review, Witness, and PRISM international. She lives in Ontario. You can find her at saratruuvert.com. Michelle Theodore is an illustrator born and raised under the prairie skies in Edmonton, Alberta. As a landlocked yonsei, she is often reminiscing about coastal summers with family, inspired by her times on beaches collecting sand dollars and eating homemade salmon jerky. You can find out mo ..read more
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