SLJ caught up with Roshani Chokshi to chat about her inspiration for The Star-Touched Queen, life as a first-time novelist, and what she’s working on next.
In her most recent book, Roxane Orgill tells the story Art Kane’s iconic photograph, Harlem, 1958, through a series of poems.
Brian Farrey’s latest middle grade novel has all the magical details and atmospheric elements that fantasy readers crave—along with some deep and thought-provoking themes. SLJ chats with the author about exploring fundamental questions of ethics and emotions with middle graders through literature.
A longtime SLJ YA reviewer of science fiction, romance, fantasy, historical fiction, dystopian, and horror, Leigh Collazo, originally a Texas school librarian, packed her bags and her family and became an international librarian.
Ray Friesen’s Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken (Book 2): Escape from Skull Fragment Island! debuts today. Friesen has been making comics for a long time—he was first paid for his work, as he explains below, when he was just four years old. Now a grownup, he has a number of comics and graphic novels to […]
Honest, affecting, and peopled with characters that readers won’t soon forget, Kate DiCamillo’s Raymie Nightingale is a book for every child.
SLJ chats with Cassandra Clare, author of the mega-popular “Mortal Instruments” series about her “Dark Artifices” series opener and her love for libraries.
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J. Torres and Corin Howell’s six-issue series The Mighty Zodiac launches this week from Oni Press. The story is an action-adventure tale starring a diverse cast of 12 main characters based on the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. (Check out our preview to get a flavor of what it’s like.) Torres is the writer of […]
Israel Idonije grew up reading comics, and in 2007, in the middle of his career in professional football (he was a defensive lineman for the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants), he began sketching out some ideas for a comic of his own. Being a pretty smart guy, Idonije didn’t make it a vanity […]
Librarian Kathy Kirchoefer chats with authors Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee about their unusual collaboration on the middle grade novel Maybe a Fox.
Librarian Karen Yingling chats with Peter Brown about his very first middle grade novel, The Wild Robot.
Erin Entrada Kelly’s debut novel, Blackbird Fly, the story of a young Filipino girl growing up in Louisiana, found its way onto many of 2015’s best books lists. In her second novel, The Land of Forgotten Girls, the author returns to the Louisiana setting and the immigrant experience.
While Archie Comics has rebooted its familiar characters in the monthly comics, with a somewhat more sophisticated look and slightly more adult stories, the monthly digests continue to run new stories in the traditional style. One of those storylines is “The Many Loves of Archie Andrews, by longtime Archie writer and artist Dan Parent (the […]