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Be our guest! We’ve invited acclaimed children’s, middle-grade and YA book Authors and Illustrators from Holiday House Books + Pixel+Ink to share the stories behind their stories, with all of you!
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Be our guest! We’ve invited acclaimed children’s, middle-grade and YA book Authors and Illustrators from Holiday House Books + Pixel+Ink to share the stories behind their stories, with all of you!
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    Author Candace Fleming, Illustrator Eric Rohmann, and Holiday House General Manager Derek Stordahl talk about HONEYBEE

    Author Candace Fleming, Illustrator Eric Rohmann, and Holiday House General Manager Derek Stordahl talk about HONEYBEE

    Holiday House General Manager Derek Stordahl talks to Author Candace Fleming and Illustrator Eric Rohmann about their highly acclaimed book HONEYBEE. From demystifying bees through a single Honeybee’s life, to painting the prairie from a bee’s point of view, this duo talks about the importance of the Honeybee and how this closer look creates more empathy and interest in helping save the bees.
     
    HONEYBEE is available wherever books are sold. You can find Candace Fleming @candaceflemingbooks on Instagram and @CFlemingBooks on Twitter. Follow Holiday House on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @HolidayHouseBks for more about this series and for book giveaways. Subscribe to hear future episodes of The Guest Book with other Holiday House authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals!

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    • 33 min
    Author Gianna Marino and Editor Neal Porter talk about WE WILL LIVE IN THIS FOREST AGAIN

    Author Gianna Marino and Editor Neal Porter talk about WE WILL LIVE IN THIS FOREST AGAIN

    Publisher and Editor Neal Porter (Neal Porter Books / Holiday House) talks to author/illustrator Gianna Marino about her book We Will Live in This Forest Again and how the book was inspired by her experience during and after the 2017 fires in Northern California. They discuss the difficulty of picking an appropriate title, hitting the right balance between hope and realism, and a cliffhanger about a horse stuck in a ranch amidst the wildfires.
     
    WE WILL LIVE IN THIS FOREST AGAIN is available wherever books are sold. You can find Gianna Marino @giannamarinobooks. Follow Holiday House on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @HolidayHouseBks for more about this series and for book giveaways. Subscribe to hear future episodes of The Guest Book with other Holiday House authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals!

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    • 36 min
    Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell and Publisher and Editor Neal Porter talk about HELLO, NEIGHBOR! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers

    Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell and Publisher and Editor Neal Porter talk about HELLO, NEIGHBOR! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers

    Publisher and Editor Neal Porter (Neal Porter Books / Holiday House) talks with Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell about his book Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers, rediscovering Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood as an adult, how the recent revival of interest in Fred Rogers affected the book-writing process, what it was like meeting with members of the original cast and crew of the show, and why a message of kindness is so essential today and every day!
     
    Recorded in celebration of World Kindness Day, November 13th!
    In the words of Fred Rogers himself:
    “There are three ways to ultimate success:
    The first way is to be kind.
    The second way is to be kind.
    The third way is to be kind.”
     
    Hello, Neighbor! is available wherever books are sold. You can find Matthew Cordell at @cordell_matthew on Instagram and @cordellmatthew on Twitter. Follow Holiday House on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @HolidayHouseBks for more about this series and for book giveaways. Subscribe to hear future episodes of The Guest Book with other Holiday House authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals!

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    • 46 min
    Author Mark Shulman and Publisher and Editor Neal Porter talk I VOTED

    Author Mark Shulman and Publisher and Editor Neal Porter talk I VOTED

    Publisher and Editor Neal Porter (Neal Porter Books / Holiday House) talks to Author Mark Shulman (and Neal’s personal friend and neighbor) about his book I VOTED Making a Choice Makes a Difference, how to explain the voting process to children, how the book was crafted in time for the 2020 election, and how foreign translations are being updated to reflect the voting processes in countries outside of the United States. Includes excerpts from the book read by the author.
    I VOTED is available wherever books are sold. Mark Shulman is not on social media. You can find I Voted’s Illustrator Serge Bloch @serge.bloch on Instagram and @bloch_serge on Twitter. Follow Holiday House on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @HolidayHouseBks for more about this series and for book giveaways. Subscribe to hear future episodes of The Guest Book with other Holiday House authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals!

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    • 28 min
    Authors, Polly Horvath and Christina Uss, and Publisher and Editor, Margaret Ferguson talk PINE ISLAND HOME and THE COLOSSUS OF ROADS

    Authors, Polly Horvath and Christina Uss, and Publisher and Editor, Margaret Ferguson talk PINE ISLAND HOME and THE COLOSSUS OF ROADS

    Publisher and Editor Margaret Ferguson (Margaret Ferguson Books / Holiday House) talks to Authors Polly Horvath and Christina Uss about their new books PINE ISLAND HOME and THE COLOSSUS OF ROADS. The discussion covers everything from why children’s books often feature orphans, to what it’s like finding out you inspired someone to quit college, move across the country and start working at a fishery, to car sickness and talking stomachs.
    PINE ISLAND HOME tells the story of four sisters who, after suddenly being orphaned in Borneo, are sent to live with their Great Aunt Martha on Pine Island off the coast of British Columbia. Upon arrival, they find out their Great Aunt has just passed away, and they are without a guardian. To keep social services from splitting up the girls, they come up with a plan to tell no one of their situation and struggle to keep the secret and stay together as a family
    THE COLOSSUS OF ROADS tells the story of Rick Rusek and his talking stomach, who decide to fix the worst traffic jams in Los Angeles in order to save Rick’s family’s catering business, and to prove that Rick has a talent that matters.

    Pine Island Home and The Colossus of Roads are available wherever books are sold. Follow Christina Uss @ChristinaUss on Twitter and Instagram. Polly Horvath is not on social media. Follow Holiday House on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @HolidayHouseBks for more about this series and for book giveaways. Subscribe to hear future episodes of The Guest Book with other Holiday House authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals!

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    • 27 min
    Author, Steven Banks and Editor, Sally Morgridge talk MIDDLE SCHOOL BITES

    Author, Steven Banks and Editor, Sally Morgridge talk MIDDLE SCHOOL BITES

    Steven Banks, author of the MIDDLE SCHOOL BITES Series, and tv writer for shows like Spongebob, talks about his writing process with his Holiday House Editor Sally Morgridge. The two chat about topics ranging from the difference between writing books versus tv scripts, his experience writing for shows like Spongebob, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, and CatDog, to why monsters were the perfect way to dive into the real-life horror that is Middle School.
    MIDDLE SCHOOL BITES tells the story of eleven-year-old Tom, who gets bitten by a vampire, a werewolf, and a zombie, right before the first day of school. As you can imagine, it’s not easy being the only Vam-Wolf-Zom known to humankind.

    Middle School Bites is available wherever books are sold. The sequel, Middle School Bites: Tom Bites Back, will be released September 8th, 2020. Follow @vamwolfzom on Twitter and @middleschoolbites on Instagram for updates on the Series. Follow Holiday House on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @HolidayHouseBks for more about this series and for book giveaways. Subscribe to hear future episodes of The Guest Book with other Holiday House authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals!

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    • 34 min

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