Interview with Mary Jane Begin

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Mary Jane Begin is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. In addition to her role as Senior Critic and Internship Advisor for the Illustration Department, she is also a

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Interview with Laura Renauld

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Laura Renauld is a children’s book author and former third grade teacher living in Northern Virginia. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and

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Porcupine’s Pie | Laura Renauld

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Porcupine’s Pie by Laura Renauld Illustrated by Jennie PohBeaming Books, 2018, 32 pages About the Author: Laura Renauld is a children’s book author and former third grade teacher living in

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Friends with Empty Fridges: Talking about Food Insecurity through Picture Books

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When I first read Maddi’s Fridge by Lois Brandt, I was struck by how great of a job it did both telling a story and delivering a message. At that

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Maddi’s Fridge | Lois Brandt

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Maddi’s Fridge by Lois BrandtIllustrated by Vin VogelFlashlight Press, 2014, 32 pages Trigger Warning: child hunger, poverty About the Author: Lois Brandt didn’t like reading when she first started it,

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Rolling Thunder | Kate Messner

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Rolling Thunder by Kate MessnerIllustrated by Greg RuthScholastic Press, 2017, 32 pages Trigger Warning: loss, remembering fallen soldiers About the Author: Kate Messner is a full-time children’s book author based

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