hotTEAs of Children’s Literature: Aaron Reynolds

Aaron Reynolds is the New York Times bestselling author of loads of kids books like NERDY BIRDY, CARNIVORES, and the Caldecott-Honor winner CREEPY CARROTS. He regularly makes time for school visits, where his silly, hilarious, and hands-on presentations mesmerize kids and teachers alike. Aaron lives in Chicago.


☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: Butterbeer. Have you had the official stuff at Harry Potter World in Florida? It’s insanely good. It should require a prescription.

☕ HOT OFF THE PRESS: Nerdy Birdy, illustrated by Matt Davies (Roaring Brook Press, September 2015)Forthcoming: President Squid, illustrated by Sara Varon (Chronicle Books, March 1, 2016).


☕ FAVE FOODIE CHILDREN’S BOOK: I’m a big fan right now of Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast by Josh Funk and Brendan Kearney (Sterling, 2015). 

Visit Aaron Reynolds’s Official Website 

☕☕ JUST ONE MORE SIP: Check out my tasty interview with Aaron about CARNIVORES!

☕ ☕ ☕ CAN’T GET ENOUGH: Cool and interesting interview about Nerdy Birdy. Is it just me, or does the interviewer, Becky Anderson, resemble Vicki Lawrence from the Carol Burnett Show? Same lovely smile 🙂


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12 thoughts on “hotTEAs of Children’s Literature: Aaron Reynolds

  1. Ooh – cute a.) glasses, and b.) butterbeer mug. I’m possibly interested in butterbeer, although I’m a little afraid to drink something that sounds … like it might be cream soda with butter in it.

    I love the ideas behind Nerdy Birdie – thanks for linking to the little booktalk, too. EVERY book that keeps helping kids walk the walk about inclusivity is such an amazing thing.


    1. Agree about the cuteness. I’m very curious to try some butterbeer too. And Nerdy Birdy is wonderful — can’t wait to see President Squid!


  2. I love all of Aaron Reynolds’ books, so enjoyed this ‘extra’ information very much, Jama. Because his favorite is butterbeer, I guess I’ll need to try some. Thanks for the great interview ‘extra’, too.


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