I had so much fun talking with children's author, Tammi Sauer!
Tammi is a former teacher and library media specialist, who now works as a full-time children's book author. Her books have received accolades including starred Kirkus reviews, the NPR Best Book of the Year, Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, and the Oklahoma Book Award. Her books have been translated into several languages and some of them have even been adapted into musicals.
In addition to her writing, Tammi speaks at schools and writing workshops all over the country, talking about her books and encouraging kids to be both readers and writers. In our conversation, you’ll hear a lot of the advice she shares with young authors and also about her books, her writing process, and the inside scoop on working with illustrators.
Connect with Tammi: website | Twitter | Instagram
Since we’re talking about picture books on this episode, I’m throwing things back to the November edition of Your Next Great Read for our review. Our guest for that show - retired elementary teacher and my Mom, Susan Hall - talks about Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees.
Mentioned on the Show:
The Mitten - Jan Brett
You Go First - Ariel Bernstein (Author) and Marc Rosenthal (Illustrator)
Chez Bob - Bob Shea
Paper Towns - John Green
Giraffes Can't Dance - Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
Books by Tammi Sauer
Cowboy Camp - w/ Mike Reed
Mary Had a Little Plan - w/ Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Mary Had a Little Glam - w/ Vanessa Brantley-Newton
All Kinds of Special - w/ Fernando Martin
The Underpants - w/ Joren Cull
Not Now, Cow - w/ Troy Cummings
One Sheep, Two Sheep - w/ Troy Cummings
Nugget and Fang - w/ Michael Slack
Knock, Knock - w/ Guy Francis
Chicken Dance - w/ Dan Santat