We were lucky enough to meet both authors last week: Lowry at a book signing for Son, Snicket (I mean Daniel Handler) at the Boston Book Festival as he promoted Who Could That Be at This Hour? It would be hard to find two other middle grade authors more different in the way they write (mostly, anyway*) and in how they interact with their audience…To illustrate my point, here’s a handy-dandy chart:
Children’s Literatureis the purpose of this blog. We mainly focus on middle grade books aimed at 8-12 year olds, but jaw-dropping YA and picture books are also fair game.
- Fun interview with @rebstead: she only started writing #kidlit when she lost all the drafts of her adult fiction. theguardian.com/books/2015/aug… 1 day ago
- Fiction/nonfiction books that pair together perfectly, ie NUMBER THE STARS and THE BOYS WHO CHALLENGED HITLER. readsforkeeps.wordpress.com/2015/08/23/non… 4 days ago
- A lovely interview with @kaaauthor about her new book, CRENSHAW. Added to my reading list! (And what a great cover!) kirkusreviews.com/features/celeb… 1 week ago