Author Visit: David Hyde Costello, Author of I Can Help and Here They Come!

You want to know why I love my job?Yes, I get to read children's books months before they get published and then recommend them to you and others to read. Yes, I get to hold weekly storytimes where adorable children sit at my feet and listen with rapt attention (usually) while I read them picturebooks. … Continue reading Author Visit: David Hyde Costello, Author of I Can Help and Here They Come!

Ode to Stephen Gammell

Author and illustrator Stephen Gammell's work is known in two very different veins: sassy, whimsical picturebook illustrator and nightmare-inducing, horror illustrator.My first introduction to his work was through his Caldecott Award winning book Song and Dance Man (9780679819950, Random House, $6.99). I loved having my parents read the story to me, but it was for … Continue reading Ode to Stephen Gammell

She said, He said: Novels with multiple narrators

A sales rep friend posed this question online today: I have a writer friend who is looking for YA (or adult) novels that are told in alternating voices. She wants examples where each character has a chapter and they go back and forth between points of view. It’s a bonus if the characters live in … Continue reading She said, He said: Novels with multiple narrators

Reimagined Fairy Tales – YA article

Hi all,Here's an article I received today from the Macmillan Kids e-newsletter. Thought you all might find it interesting. It's about reimagining/retelling fairy tales for the YA audience.Enjoy! - Rebecca Author Heather Tomlinson DiscussesFairy Tales for a New GenerationSpoiler alert: Cinderella goes to the ball! Beauty saves the Beast! Old news, right? And yet, like … Continue reading Reimagined Fairy Tales – YA article