This is a brief recap of ALA, and an interview with Kid Chef Eliana, whose summer plan is to what – go to camp? No. Write her next (yep, not her first) cookbook!
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In this episode you’ll hear
- me forget to mention the lovely and incredibly talented Dan Santat! I’m so, so sorry Dan!
- a Take5 Marketing Tip: reading posters
- a 100 Scope Notes review: Missing on Superstition Mountain
by Elise Broach
- why you should go to ALA no matter what!
- the amazing thing Caldecott medalist Erin Stead said to me
- what I call Moon Over Manifest
by accident (duh, me)
- celebrating Jenni Holm‘s third Newbery Honor (pictures to come in an upcoming post)
- about this year’s ALA movie (to come in the next week or two) and here is the question I asked:
You’re on the plane, about to jet off to New Orleans for ALA, overjoyed because the seat next to you is unoccupied. Just before the door to the plane is shut, the one character in the history of kidlit you would least want to sit to, enters, and sits next to you. Who is it? Leave your answer in the comments and I’ll do a random drawing to win a surprise book!
- my Ninth Ward tour with Kevin Lewis and Phil Bildner (more to come on that later in another podcast)
- all about Eliana’s first book, Eliana Cooks! Recipes for Creative Kids
- what’s the first step in writing a cookbook?
- and what are the next steps?
- how does a child get a passion for cooking?
- what roasted corn grits are
- where Eliana gets her chef outfits embroidered
- CIA: Culinary Institute of America (I did eat there – and it is near Poughkeepsie, but not in Poughkeepsie)
- Eliana’s signature spice