It couldn’t be more appropriate timing than March for our new titles to debut on some of our favorite guest bloggers’ sites.

Mary Ann Cappiello interviewed author illustrator Susan Stockdale on The Uncommon Corps blog highlighting how Susan researches, writes, and illustrates Nonfiction for the very young.  Susan consults with specialists such as the reptile scientist at the National Museum of Natural History. She also likes to visit the animal subjects in their natural habitats whenever possible, so in addition to Steve Jenkins, Peter Sis, Matisse, and Degas, Mother Nature is the inspiration to her books.

Read the full interview here, and find Spectacular Spots at your local library here.



John Schumacher, better known as Mr. Schu of Watch. Connect. Read. interviewed author illustrator Julie Paschkis on her latest book P. Zonka Lays an Egg.  We love the sentence starter format and the use of videos!  Who else wants to visit Seattle now?

Read the full interview here, and find P. Zonka Lays an Egg at your local library here.


photo credit Jama’s Alphabet Soup

Jama of Jama’s Alphabet Soup also featured Julie Paschkis for a “chat, a cluck, and a kulich.”  Not only does Jama share beautiful spreads from inside this new book, but also some delightful peeks into the egg decorating party that started it all!

Make sure to scroll all the way down for the Easter Coffee Cake Recipe!!!


Shannon of Gidget Girls Reading absolutely brought this book to life with the help of her daughters; artwork featured below.



You SHOULD try this at home! In fact, here is the How To Egg Party Guide written by Julie herself!

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