Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Brianna Caplan Sayres' Interview with 3 Highlights authors!

Picture book author, Brianna Caplan Sayres, (WHERE DO DIGGERS SLEEP AT NIGHT? and TIARA-SAURUS REX) interviewed three authors of Highlights pieces--one from each of their magazines, Highlights for Children, Highlights High Five, and Highlights Hello.

I was lucky enough to be interviewed about my recent poem, "Robins' Treat," in the June issue of Hello.

Here's the article from Brianna's web site. http://briannasbookstop.blogspot.com/2013/06/good-news-day-tuesday-interview-with.html

Thanks, Brianna!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Hey, everyone,

Check out this great review of LIAM posted by Booklist on June 1st. Woot!

Liam Hemsworth: The Hunger Games' Strong Survivor.

Shaffer, Jody Jensen (Author)

Mar 2013. 32 p. Lerner, library edition, $26.60. (9781467707428). Lerner, e-book, $19.95. (9781467710145). 791.4302.

Liam Hemsworth has become famous in recent years for starring in The Hunger Games and for his engagement to Miley Cyrus. Luckily, this title in the Pop Culture Bios: Action Movie Stars series covers both while also detailing Liam’s early life in Australia, the move to L.A. in 2009 and screen test for the movie Thor, and his wait for “the call that would change his life forever,” when he was offered the part of Gale Hawthorne, Katniss Everdeen’s best friend. Like most Hollywood actors, Liam is easy on the eyes, and the plentiful, current full-color photos throughout make sure his baby blues are on full display (cause, really, that’s what fans are coming for). The design here feels fresh and engaging, and of course, the requisite star design elements appear on each page. What’s best here is that readers are offered little-known tidbits about Liam in sidebars; for instance, he can “put away almost two dozen—that’s twenty-four—
glazed doughnuts at one time.” For drooling fans, additional resources are offered.

— Ann Kelley