Author Archives: carterhiggins

Heart and Home: A Middle Grade Panel

Mark your calendars, southern California! I’m so excited to talk all things middle grade with these three fellow debuts–Sally, Jennifer, and Danielle. Won’t you join us? More info here. PS: If you have read A Rambler Steals Home, would you mind a quick review and/or starring it at Amazon? When a book hits fifty reviews […]

This House, Once + An Interview With Deborah Freedman

by Deborah Freedman (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017) When friends come visit my blog, I always ask them who their story heroes are. Deborah Freedman is one of mine. Here’s why. Your picture books are all lovely meditations on deeply important things: creativity, friendship, books, home. How do you turn a big idea into a […]

Pax and Blue and an Interview with Lori Richmond

by Lori Richmond (Simon and Schuster, 2017) I’ve been so fortunate to get to know this fabulous author, illustrator, and human this year, and I’m so pleased to introduce you to her today. Unless you also know her, and aren’t we lucky?* Meet Lori! When, how, or why did you get into picture books? I […]

Happy Dreamer + A giveaway

by Peter H. Reynolds (Scholastic, 2017) Hi, all! I’m popping in this week with a quick bookdrop thanks to Scholastic, who is giving away a copy of Peter H. Reynold’s latest. This book is a hefty dash of hope for children living with ADHD. Children with minds that are different and delightful and a gift. Check it out: […]

The Book of Mistakes + an interview with Corinna Luyken

by Corinna Luyken (out TODAY from Dial Books) I’m so excited to introduce you to my friend Corinna. How lucky am I to know her? Very. How lucky are we that her voice is in the world? Even more so. Stay tuned all the way to the end of this post for a chance to […]

Vampirina At the Beach and a Giveaway!

by Anne Marie Pace and LeUyen Pham (Disney-Hyperion, 2017) One of the best parts of making books is meeting other book makers. And since I’m lucky to know these two, I was extra excited when the folks at Disney reached out about celebrating this book. It’s brand-new-just-released one week ago on April 4th, 2017. Happy […]

Sunday Morning

by Judith Viorst and Hilary Knight (originally published in 1968; Atheneum, 1992) Okay. Do you know this one? It had escaped me for far too long until a recent trip to Books of Wonder. I’ll never look at 9:45 on a clock again. I’ve been asking a lot of authors and illustrators recently about their story heroes, […]

A Book Launch!

(Photo by my friend Michelle Sterling, the brains behind the #littlelitbookseries. You can find her here and here.) My debut middle grade novel has been in the world and on shelves for a couple of weeks, and it has been such a special time. There was a reading and a kid-party and shiny gold pens […]

Egg + The Happy Egg

Last weekend I made my first ever stop at Books of Wonder in New York. And what I said on my Instagram Stories that day is still true: that place is my dream house. Have you been? Here are a couple of the books I walked out with, unintentionally yet perfectly themed. Both celebrate the […]

A Rambler Steals Home

(available February 28 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers) Three weeks from today, this book for middle graders (and the rest of us!) will be out in the world! Have you heard? Here’s what you can find inside: Garland, Derby, and Triple Clark spend each season traveling highways and byways in their Rambler—until […]