About the authors

Joan Leotta Meet Joan Leotta

Joan Leotta has been playing with words since childhood. She is a poet, essayist,... 

margot finke Meet Margot Finke

Margot Finke is an Aussie transplant who writes midgrade adventure fiction and rhyming... 

Michael Read Meet Michael Read

Michael Read is the author of The Adventures of the Parsley Family and the Dancing... 

Author Sarah Hill Meet Author Sarah Hill

Sarah Hill is actually a small animal Vet who started writing for children somewhat... 

Penelope Anne Cole Penelope Anne Cole

Penelope Anne Cole has taught at every grade level. She enjoys writing children’s... 

Michel Selden Michel Selden

Michael Selden lived all over the world as a child, and spent a career as a physicist... 

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Author Interviews

book bites for kids An Interview with Joan Leotta

Come back later this month to listen to the interview with Joan Leotta about her... 

book bites for kids An Interview with Margot Finke

Listen to the interview with Margot Finke. She talks about her new book Kobi Borrows... 

book bites for kids An Interview with Author Michael Read

Listen to Book Bites for Kids, author Michael Read will talk about his book The Adventures... 

book bites for kids Interview with Sarah Hill

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book bites for kids Interview with Penelope Anne Cole

In this episode of Book Bites for Kids, I talk with Penelope Cole about her newest... 

An Interview with Michael Selden An Interview with Michael Selden

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About the books

Summer in a Bowl Summer in a Bowl

“Summer in a Bowl” is a wonderful introduction to the joys of gardening and cooking with children. Rosa spends every Thursday helping Aunt Mary tend her garden. On this last Thursday of the season, they harvest the vegetables and cook them. Rosa finds that vegetables can be delicious and discovers a new way to preserve all of her summer... [Read more of this review]

Kobi Borrows a Pouch Kobi Borrows a Pouch

Kobi was a young koala who thought he knew all the bush-smarts he needed. Very soon, he discovered that looking for the right gum tree was a dangerous business. He ended up scared and homeless—and he really, really, missed his mom. Kobi needed to learn more bush-smarts, and FAST if he were to stay alive. . . Jumping Grasshoppers, how will poor Kobi... [Read more of this review]

Adventures of the Parsley Family The Adventures of the Parsley Family and the Dancing Snails

Take yourself on an adventure and follow the story of Trixie, a 9 year old girl, who befriends a group of snails in her garden and becomes their Snail Guardian! She takes her snails on adventures they never thought possible. They learn how to dance, have picnics and mix with other groups from all over the world. But with all these new and exciting... [Read more of this review]

fearne fairy and the chocolate caterpillar Fearne Fairy and the Chocolate Caterpillar

About the Book Fearne Fairy And The Chocolate Caterpillar is the 9th enchanting instalment from Sarah Hill’s award-winning Whimsy Wood Series for 5-8 year olds. In this wonderfully whimsical and heart-warming story, the month of April has arrived in Whimsy Wood and Fearne Fairy’s about to make a new friend! Not only that, but this new... [Read more of this review]

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