Kidliterati Blog

The members of my writers’ group and I launched a blog devoted to middle grade and young adult fiction called Kidliterati. We cover every aspect of kid’s lit, including book reviews, interviews, and features on the craft of writing and the reader’s experience.KIDLITERATI_bannerHere are some of my interviews with authors:

Dan Poblocki   Elizabeth Cody Kimmel   K.L. Going    Susannah Appelbaum   Jennifer Donnelly   Kimberly Sabatini    Jennifer Castle   Carol Goodman   Christine Heppermann   Timothy Tocher   Nancy Furstinger   Stefan Bolz   Ina Claire Gabler

And some books I’ve reviewed:


Ashley Bryan’s African Tales, Uh-Huh by Ashley Bryan
What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein
The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser

Pax by Sara Pennypacker 

Moon Bear by Gill Lewis
Into the Dangerous World by Julie Chibbaro
The Riverman by Aaron Starmer
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
The Good Oak by Martin Etchart
Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz

And some pieces on writing and reading:

On worldbuilding and creating believable worlds for characters to inhabit
On character development and bringing characters to life on the page
On podcasting as a way to reach young readers
On cultural diversity in middle grade fiction
On several authors’ favorite ways to reach their readers
Interview of a teacher for a student writers’ program
Interview of a literacy specialist for young readers

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