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”
The Booking Biz has welcomed two more award-winning authors to our family, writers who will make you laugh and cry.
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.
Her 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.
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.
His 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.
The sun is shining, birds are singing, and summer is almost here. So there’s only one question we’re trying answer: What are we going to read?
We at The Booking Biz are always looking for new books to read and recommend. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the books we’re most excited about this summer. Continue reading “2017 Summer Reading List”
Author Lindsey Lane‘s novel THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN contains more than a story—it’s a whole community, multiple characters who jump off the page and demand to be heard. It’s testament to Lindsey’s skill that she can create a novel as detailed and intimate as this one.
We wanted to know more about the writer who could inhabit so many different people for her stories. Here’s what Lindsey told us… Continue reading “Interview: Lindsey Lane Finds Magic in Life”
You know the wonderful benefits of having authors at your schools, libraries and events. You’ve seen the smiling faces of both children and adults who are inspired by what they hear. But what about the results?
Here are 10 amazing things that happened because of an author visit by one of our clients. Continue reading “10 Amazing Results of Author Visits”
The latest client in The Booking Biz family probably needs no introduction. Javaka Steptoe has been a renowned and celebrated author/illustrator since his career in children’s books began.
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”
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”
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?”
A big hit with children, Penny Parker Klostermann was a teacher before she became an author. How does she come up with her funny book ideas? It’s apparently in the clouds… Continue reading “Interview: Penny Parker Klostermann Finds Ideas in the Clouds”