Awards, Appearances, Acquisitions and More Client News

Our clients are rocking children’s literature and helping to change the world. From new acquisitions, to starred reviews, to appearances and teaching engagements. Have a look… Continue reading “Awards, Appearances, Acquisitions and More Client News”

New Clients: Adam Lehrhaupt and Kimberly Willis Holt

The Booking Biz has welcomed two more award-winning authors to our family, writers who will make you laugh and cry.

Kimberly Willis Holt
Kimberly Willis Holt

Kimberly Willis Holt has been writing books for children for more than 20 years. Her first book, MY LOUISIANA SKY, won a Boston Globe Hornbook Honor, and the movie version won a number of Emmy Awards. Her third book, WHEN ZACHARY BEAVER CAME TO TOWN, won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, as well as placing on many state lists.

Kimberly has written many more books, from picture books for the youngest readers, to a fun chapter book series around the character Piper Reed, to numerous heart-warming middle-grade novels.

Blooming At the Texas Sunrise MotelHer most recent novel is the middle-grade BLOOMING AT THE TEXAS SUNRISE MOTEL, filled with fun, adventure and mystery.

Many of Kimberly’s books are set in the South and she considers herself a southerner. As a child, though, she lived all over the world, including in Paris and Guam. Today, her home is Texas, where she loves gardening and writing new stories.

She also spends time presenting at schools and writing workshops and conferences, teaching students young and older that revision is the key to making a great book.

Adam Lehrhaupt
Adam Lehrhaupt

If you like funny picture books, you probably already know the name Adam Lehrhaupt. Who doesn’t want to read a book that warns, DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK!? Or a book that sends a chicken to space?

Adam Lehrhaupt’s award-winning books are favorites with reviewers and readers—of all ages. Like I DON’T DRAW, I COLOR! and I WILL NOT EAT YOU.

Four more of his books are coming to shelves soon: the latest in his Chicken series CHICKEN IN SCHOOL on June 20, WORDPLAY in July, THIS IS A GOOD STORY in September and IDEA JAR next spring.

WordplayHis thrilling book ideas must come from his thrilling life.

Before he was a picture book writer, Adam Lehrhaupt worked on the lighting for tours of such bands as The Allman Brothers, Dave Matthews Band, Boys II Men and others. Later he worked as a ski instructor, then a brick layer, then he took off to help David Copperfield get ready for his Broadway show and continued to work on the magician’s shows around the world.

Now Adam lives in Philadelphia with his family, writing all the funny stories we love.

We’re thrilled to have Adam Lehrhaupt as a client at The Booking Biz. He does a variety of presentations for children, like showing children how to use their imagination, create new characters, build a good story, and more.

Learn more about Adam Lehrhaupt and Kimberly Willis Holt on their speaker pages.

New Books With Gnomes, an Owl and Diversity, Plus More News

You and your students can discover new, fun worlds and characters in our clients’ upcoming books. But don’t take our word for it. Check out all the starred reviews and awards… Continue reading “New Books With Gnomes, an Owl and Diversity, Plus More News”

TLA Celebrates Our Clients

If you weren’t at the Texas Library Association convention in San Antonio, you missed quite a book celebration. And our clients were among the hits. Continue reading “TLA Celebrates Our Clients”

New Books! More Praise! And Where Are Kwame, Erzsi and Pablo?

Our clients are always busy, bringing out new books and presenting at events big and small. It’s no wonder they receive so many accolades. Here’s their latest news: Continue reading “New Books! More Praise! And Where Are Kwame, Erzsi and Pablo?”

We’re Giving Away Flying Lessons With Kwame Alexander

It’s so exciting to give away wonderful books. We’ve announced our winner for THE PLAYBOOK and ANIMAL ARK by Newbery Medal winner Kwame Alexander. And next month TWO lucky subscribers to our enewsletter will get a copy of the wonderful anthology FLYING LESSONS AND OTHER STORIES, including stories by Kwame Alexander, Matt de la Pena, Tim Federle, Watler Dean Myers, Jacqueline Woodson and more. Continue reading “We’re Giving Away Flying Lessons With Kwame Alexander”