Millbrook’s New STEM-themed K-3 Photo Books: Author Interview, Part 2

by Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books

As discussed in yesterday’s blog post, Millbrook Press has two wonderful STEM-themed photo books for grades K-3 coming out this fall. Yesterday, I shared Jenna Grodzicki’s interview of Marcie Flinchum Atkins, focusing on the book Wait, Rest, Pause: Dormancy in NatureToday I’m very pleased to feature Marcie’s interview with Jenna, focusing on the book I See Sea Food: Sea Creatures That Look Like Food. Read More

Millbrook’s New STEM-themed K-3 Photo Books: Author Interview, Part 1

by Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books

In early March 2018, I posted an open call for STEM-themed K-3 manuscripts. The response was tremendous–I received approximately 300 submissions. The manuscripts came from authors who have published many books and authors looking to publish their first book. They came from writers with advanced degrees in various scientific disciplines and from writers without such degrees but with a great deal of curiosity and strong research skills. Many of the manuscripts were good–it was no easy task reviewing them all and finding the best of the best. Read More

Meet the Authors: Christy Mihaly and Sue Heavenrich

By Domenica Di Piazza, Editorial Director of Twenty-First Century Books

It’s not every day that you meet someone who says, “How about publishing this manuscript about eating bugs?” That’s exactly what happened when I met Christy Mihaly at a writers’ conference in New York a couple of years ago. She and her writing partner Sue Heavenrich had a fantastic idea for a book on just that subject. Together we expanded the scope of the book to include invasive species, weeds, wild plants, and feral species. Complete with recipes and interviews with chefs and ordinary people who love getting creative with unusual sources of food. It turns out that much of the rest of the world is way ahead of the United States! Read More