BookHounds Invites: David LaRochelle, Celebrating Parents, Kids and Books

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BookHounds invited David LaRochelle, author of Monster & Son, to our “studio” for an interview. Monster & Son was released on April 12 and we love it.

In fact, we are hosting a Launch Party for Monster & Son on Saturday, April 30.  It’s the Monster Bash! If you are in town, you don’t want to miss this event with goodies to purchase, projects to make, exploration of Base Camp, a monster hunt, a princess visit, a dance party, a real-live scientist and David LaRochelle, himself.

We were so excited to have him read his book (with permission from Chronicle Books) and talk what it’s like to be an author.  We also chatted about great books!


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BookHounds Invites Show Notes

What were some of the most exciting authorial moments?
(I’m pretty sure I just made that word up)

What is it like to be an author?

What have you done as an illustrator?

How would you encourage kids (or really anyone) to pursue and continue in their creativity?

Books and  References 

Monster & Son

It’s a Tiger! Our BookHounds Show that featured It’s a Tiger.  Check it out for fun ideas of different activities to do with your kids together as a family. 

But Not the Hippopotamus (Boynton on Board)

Arlo’s ARTrageous Adventure!: 50 Flaps to Flip

Donna Erickson’s Rainy Day Fun Book (Prime Time Family Series)

Minnesota’s Hidden Alphabet

Picture That! Halloween Puzzles

Detective Dave’s Mad Mysteries

Sid Fleischman Humor Award

The Whipping Boy

Mr. Mysterious & Company (Beech Tree Chapter Books)

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

The Sign of the Beaver

The Marvelous Land of Oz (Books of Wonder)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Just a few of David’s Favorite Picture Books

Rattletrap Car

Roller Coaster
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (paperback)

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books)



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About the author

Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at .

I love to throw parties and be with friends. I love to read my Bible and grow closer to God. I love to eat and exercise. I have learned to love coffee.
And I could really use a nap.

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