Melissa StewartOct 14, 2023
Thank You, Moon
Celebrating Nature's Nightlight
Knopf Books for Young Readers 2023
Melissa Stewart has written more than 200 science-themed nonfiction books for children, including the Sibert Medal Honoree Summertime Sleepers: Animals that Estivate, illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen. In our interview, we celebrate the launch of her wonderful new book Thank You, Moon: Celebrating Nature’s Nightlight (Knopf, 2023), illustrated by Jessica Lanan. We also talk about her advocacy for more children's books on non-fiction, alongside their fiction 'cousins'.
Mel Rosenberg is a professor emeritus of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is co-founder of Ourboox, a web platform with some 240,000 ebooks that allows anyone to create and share flipbooks comprising text, pictures and videos.