Category Archive: Author/Illustrator Guest Posts

The Writing Process: Guest Post by Eileen Spinelli

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We are excited to welcome Eileen Spinelli as our guest author today. Her most recent book, Birdie, is a novel in verse about a young girl struggling with grief and the changes in… Continue reading

Telling a Migrant’s Tale: Guest Post by Andrew Donkin & Eoin Colfer

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We are very excited to welcome today’s guest authors, Andrew Donkin and Eoin Colfer. Along with artist Giovanni Rigano, they created the highly regarded graphic novel ILLEGAL about two young migrant brothers who… Continue reading

Going Back to School: Guest Post by Chitra Soundar

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We are excited to welcome Chitra Soundar as our guest author today. Her most recent book, Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship : Stories from India, features eight stories that were inspired by… Continue reading

Finding Inspiration: Guest Post by Roshani Chokshi

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We are excited to welcome Roshani Chokshi as our guest author today. Her most recent book, The Gilded Wolves, a YA fantasy set in 1880s Paris, follows a diverse team of teens trying… Continue reading

The Hazards of Reading: Guest post by Adrienne Kisner

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We are excited to welcome Adrienne Kisner as our guest author today. She is the author of Dear Rachel Maddow, about a teen girl who writes (but doesn’t send) emails to Rachel Maddow… Continue reading

ON WRITING FROM THE INSIDE OUT: Guest Post by Mae Respicio

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We are excited to welcome Mae Respicio as our guest author today. Mae is the debut author of The House That Lou Built, about a young Filipina American tween who wants to build… Continue reading

NEED TO KNOW: I Made a Book About Whiteness. At First, I Was Scared to Read It to Kids: Guest Post by Anastasia Higginbotham

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Some scary issues today have children asking many questions. Older students can find much in the way of explanation, but the problem is how to explain these issues to younger kids.  Today we… Continue reading

Diversity in Picture Books: Guest Post by Hena Khan

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We are excited to offer a guest post from Hena Khan about her Muslim-themed picture books. At Mackin we were thrilled at her use of colors to explain aspects of Muslim culture when… Continue reading

New Books Inspired by Old Prints: Guest Post by Kevin McCloskey

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We are excited to have Kevin McCloskey as our guest author today. When his first book, We Dig Worms, was published in 2015, I almost didn’t read it. Worms are gross! They haven’t… Continue reading

The Lost Art of the Letter: Guest Post by Sheila O’Connor

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Few of us Books in Bloom bloggers remember the good old days of receiving letters—though this blogger in particular does not have as many warm memories of actually writing those letters! I especially… Continue reading