Tag Archives: Matt de la Pena

Matt de la Pena’s LOVE

Happy Valentine’s Day! What better way to celebrate this day of love with Matt de la Pena’s newest book, LOVE. The New York Times Book Review says this of LOVE: “Everything that can be called love — from shared joy to comfort in the darkness — is gathered in the pages of this reassuring, refreshingly […]

Scholastic Book Talk – Last Stop on Market Street

Look what Scholastic Booktalk I got this time! Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena; the Newbery winner this year! The designated books will get a QR code attached to them in the school library. When the code is scanned by a student using a smartphone, ipad, etc., the book talk video […]

2016 Newbery and Caldecott Winners (psst…this is BIG!)

The John Newbery Medal and Randolph Caldecott Medal winners, along with the Honor books, have been announced. And let me tell you, this year is BIG. A picture book was awarded the top honor for writing! For me as a picture book writer, this is like my team winning the Super Bowl. Go team! Last Stop on […]

What I’ve Been Reading (April 2015)

Of the children’s books I read in April, these are the ones I’d recommend. Happy reading! Preschool (3-5 years) & Early Elementary (5-8 years): Middle Grades (9-12 years):