The Cover Wars

Judging books by their covers and their back copies. Covers, because we all do it in libraries and bookstores, and back copy because we all know that this could be the most important writing for the book and here we get to get all critical on it. Chime in in the …

Realistic Stories: The Next Big Thing?

I’m often asked – whether while working at Kaleidoscope or at conferences or in general conversation – what’s the next big thing going to be in children’s and young adult literature? I have to admit, my most common answer is: “Time Travel, I just know it’s coming back.” But that’s mostly …