Meet the Author: Amanda Abler


Get to know Little Bigfoot author Amanda Abler! Her picture book The Spirit of Springer is the remarkable, real-life rescue story of an orphaned orca calf, Springer (A73) that captured the hearts of whale lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest. In this interview, Amanda shares fun orca facts, her favorite childhood books, what inspired her to become a writer, and more!

What inspired you to write The Spirit of Springer?

I was visiting the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor on San Juan island when I saw a documentary about Springer. I was so enthralled by this little orca and her …

Our Shed Coloring Activity


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We’re celebrating the release of Little Bigfoot’s new picture book Our Shed: A Father-Daughter Building Story by Robert Broder and illustrated by Carrie O’Neill with a fun coloring activity! Download a copy of the Our Shed coloring sheet to design your own shed!

When you’re done, post a pic of your shed and tag @lbfbooks on Instagram to show off your masterpiece!

Our Shed: A Father-Daughter Building Story
by Robert Broder; Illustrated by Carrie O’Neill
A sweet, nostalgic father-daughter story that celebrates DIY families as well as the unique creativity and spontaneity of each individual child. This lovely book is …

Meet the Author: Vicki Conrad


Get to know Little Bigfoot author Vicki Conrad! Her picture book biography Just Like Beverly celebrates the life of beloved author Beverly Cleary, who would have turned 105 on April 12th! In this interview, she shares why she was inspired to write this book, what she loves about Beverly Cleary (including her favorite books!), her journey to becoming a published author, why reading is so important, and more!

What inspired you to write this book?
Years ago, someone told me in passing that Beverly Cleary struggled with reading as a child and wanted to write books about kids like her; …

Newsletter Launch Giveaway


We’re excited to announce the launch of our newsletter, and we think you’re going to love the thoughtfully curated content for readers, home cooks, outdoor enthusiasts, parents and more! Sign up early and we’ll send you one of our favorite books in the category of your choice—memoir, cookbook, journal, or children’s book.

Be among the first 50 people to sign up, and select one of the following free books:

 

We will notify …

Better with Books: Race & Ethnicity Reading Lists for Tweens & Teens


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We stand against racism and violence toward the Black community. And we commit to listening — to our readers, to our authors, and to our teams — as we work toward becoming part of this change.

Reading is a powerful action on the path to become anti-racist and is an excellent way to start the conversation with your loved ones, especially tweens and teens. Today we would like to turn our commitment into action and share with you reading lists for those looking for books about race and ethnicity by BIPOC authors, sourced from Better with Books: 500 Diverse Books

Better with Books: Mental Health Awareness Reading Lists for Tweens & Teens


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May is Mental Health Awareness month. Many young people are dealing with issues that can isolate them from family and friends, perhaps now more than ever—among them depression, anxiety, racism, and homophobia—and relating to characters in novels who face similar challenges can help them feel less alone. With so many bookstores and libraries closed we can’t easily turn to those experts we rely on to recommend the right books to fit our children’s needs. In her book Better with Books: 500 Diverse Books to Ignite Empathy and Encourage Self-Acceptance in Tweens and Teens, author Melissa Hart has compiled 22 …