WILD THINGS! http://wildthings.blaine.org Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:44:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.3 Sneaky Peeks Video #23: Raina Telgemeier discusses Sisters http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1157 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:01:47 +0000 http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1157 [This is one of a series of videos celebrating the release of our book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature by revealing behind-the-scenes scoops on 2014 books.]

Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters is the true story of a childhood road trip with her own sibling. Here, she talks about one fond childhood memory she had to change for the book — and why.

The book is a companion to the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Smile.

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Sneaky Peeks Video #22: Eliot Schrefer discusses Threatened http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1153 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:01:26 +0000 http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1153 [This is one of a series of videos celebrating the release of our book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature by revealing behind-the-scenes scoops on 2014 books.]

When we asked author Eliot Schrefer if he wanted to share something with readers that they might not already know about his latest novel, Threatened, he obliged.

Also, we must add, some congratulations are in order, since the book was named a 2014 National Book Award finalist in the category of Young People’s Literature. More information is here.

The winners will be announced at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on November 19, 2014, in New York City.

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Sneaky Peeks Video #21: Candace Fleming discusses The Family Romanov http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1129 http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1129#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:01:29 +0000 http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1129 [This is one of a series of videos celebrating the release of our book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature by revealing behind-the-scenes scoops on 2014 books.]

Candace Fleming’s newest biography, The Family Romanov, has been met with all kinds of excellent reviews. See for yourself at this page of her site.

For her video today, Candace discusses her writing talismans. Turns out she has one for each book, but for this riveting piece of narrative nonfiction, she went with three:

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Sneaky Peeks Video #20: Sergio Ruzzier discusses A Letter for Leo http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1111 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:00:16 +0000 http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1111 [This is one of a series of videos celebrating the release of our book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature by revealing behind-the-scenes scoops on 2014 books.]

Sergio Ruzzier has a new picture book coming to shelves in November, and it’s good stuff. Here, he talks about one particular spread in the book, and in the name of surprises, asks readers if they can spot his tiny tribute to Maurice Sendak within the pages.

Read Jules’ 2008 “breakfast” interview with Sergio here.

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Sneaky Peeks Video #19: Nikki Loftin discusses Nightingale’s Nest http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1151 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:00:45 +0000 http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1151 [This video is part of a series celebrating the release of “Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature” by Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson, and Peter Sieruta.]

An author in a tree?  How can that be?  Author Nikki Loftin offers a bird’s eye view of the hidden detail in her latest novel Nightingale’s Nest.  We daresay you’ll never see better rooftop singing than this.

For Betsy’s review of the book, go here.

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Sneaky Peeks Video #18: Kate Milford discusses Greenglass House http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1127 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:00:50 +0000 http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1127 [This is one of a series of videos celebrating the release of our book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature by revealing behind-the-scenes scoops on 2014 books.]

Kate Milford stopped by to give us the skinny on a story behind The Greenglass House and we’re awfully glad she did.

Read Betsy’s review of the book here.

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Sneaky Peeks Video #17: Barbara Kerley discusses A Home for Mr. Emerson http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1142 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:01:55 +0000 http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1142 [This is one of a series of videos celebrating the release of our book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature by revealing behind-the-scenes scoops on 2014 books.]

When we asked Barbara Kerley if she’d like to share any sneaky peeks behind A Home for Mr. Emerson, her latest picture book biography, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, she gave us the low-down on the lecture circuit and travel in the 19th century — as Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson, the subject of her biography, experienced it.

To read more about the book, you can visit this June 2014 Kirkus column from Jules. To see some of Fotheringham’s sketches and art from the book, visit this 7-Imp post.

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Sneaky Peeks Video #16: Duncan Tonatiuh discusses Separate Is Never Equal http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1144 http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1144#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:01:30 +0000 http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1144 [This is one of a series of videos celebrating the release of our book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature by revealing behind-the-scenes scoops on 2014 books.]

When we asked author-illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh if he’d like to tell us a bit about his newest picture book, Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation, he sent us not one, but three videos — two of which are included here below.

The third video, which is a demonstration of how he makes his art, is at this link for those who are interested in more.

Separate Is Never Equal is a “compelling story told with impeccable care” — in the words of the Kirkus review. Speaking of Kirkus, Jules chatted with Duncan at their site back in May; that link is here. Below is more about the book and the true story behind it from Duncan himself: 

To see some more art and sketches from the book, visit this June 7-Imp post. You can also read Betsy’s review of the book here at her site.

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Sneaky Peeks Video #15: Cece Bell discusses El Deafo http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1147 http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1147#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:01:29 +0000 http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1147 [This is one of a series of videos celebrating the release of our book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature by revealing behind-the-scenes scoops on 2014 books.]

If you haven’t seen author-illustrator Cece Bell’s newest book, a graphic novel memoir for young readers called El Deafo, be sure to watch this video she submitted when we asked her if she had any Wild Things sneaky peeks for us.

You can read Betsy’s review of El Deafo at this link. Jules also chatted here with Cece for BookPage (and the link to Jules’ review is at that link). Oh! And if you want to see some art from the book, check it out here at 7-Imp.

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Sneaky Peeks Video #14: Andrea Davis Pinkney discusses The Red Pencil http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1272 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:01:25 +0000 http://wildthings.blaine.org/?p=1272 [This is one of a series of videos celebrating the release of our book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature by revealing behind-the-scenes scoops on 2014 books.]

We are both eager to read Andrea Davis Pinkney’s upcoming novel, The Red Pencil. We asked her if she’d like to talk about the story, and she did. She also tells us why it’s important to occasionally make a lot of noise underneath the moon:

The Red Pencil will be on shelves in mid-September.

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