The Unforgettable Season by Phil Bildner
May 30, 2014

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #180 Batter Up! Phil Bildner’s On Deck An Interview with Children’s Author Phil Bildner If you’re a listener, would you please help the show by clicking here to fill out this short anonymous survey? In this week’s episode you’ll hear about my upcoming exploits at Book Expo America (BEA). questions…

August 6, 2012

Toddlers get obsessed. Trucks? CHECK! Firefighter hat? CHECK! Pink tutu? CHECK! Almost every parent has countless stories to tell about their child’s obsessions and the funny stories that came about because of them. Pack a lunch: you might be stopping at every construction site you see to sit for a while and watch. Get a…

June 16, 2012

Excite kids about reading: wtnh.com In conjunction with Brain Burps About Books’ 100th episode this week with the three National Ambassadors for Young People’s Literature, I appeared (or will appear if you’re reading this really early!) on WTNH’s Good Morning, Connecticut to talk about literacy and getting kids to read. (video to come) As the Library…

May 12, 2012

You really need to click on these to see the looks on the kids faces. I was asking them to make expressions I then drew on characters in a story we created together. It was a great way to illustrate beginning, middle and end, and the power of imagination and storytelling! Those kids rocked!

May 10, 2012

What makes a great visit? A librarian like Roseann Davidson at Roosevelt Elementary in Long Island. What did she do? She read all my books – even the out of print ones – to the kids for weeks. She conducted an author study. She got the kids excited about books. She and her staff sold…