Two Roving Reader Leaders Interview Author Nia Mya Reese, Age 8

Roving Reader Leaders Michael, age 9, and Lila, age 10, recently interviewed bestselling author Nia Mya Reese, age 8,¬†about her first book, “How To Deal with And Care For Your Annoying Little Brother.” Lila, who has a little brother, and Michael, who is a little brother, asked questions based on their experience and even got to meet Nia Mya’s little brother!

Nia Mya’s book is very wise and sweet. Watch our Reader Leaders talk to her here:

Nia Mya explains how she got the idea for the book and her mother describes how the book sales took off.

This is the third author interview the Roving Reader Leaders have conducted. Recently, they interviewed Troy Cummings, author of the Notebook of Doom series.

When Michael was 6, he had the opportunity of conducting his first interview, with one of his favorite authors, Laurie Sutton, who writes Scooby-Doo books.

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Reader Leaders, Age 8, Appear on Live TV to Discuss Author Interviews, Reviews

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8-Yr-Old Reader Leaders Appear on Live TV

Two Roving Reader Leaders, age 8, appeared yesterday on Portland Today, a live TV show, to discuss their author interviews and book reviews.

Michael, chief of the Roving Reader Leaders, and Oliver, one of our kidlit lovers, appeared with teddy bears and books in hand, and answered questions from the hosts.

Watch their interview here:
Roving Reader Leaders Interviewed on Live TV: Portland Today

Four Reader Leaders interview author Troy Cummings via Skype, Delighted!

Author Interview via Skype

Four of our Roving Reader Leaders, age 8-11, demonstrated their love of the Notebook of Doom series in a Skype interview with author Troy Cummings.

The boys told Cummings when his next book was due to be released and surprised him with questions that showed just how much they know and love his series.

Watch their interview here:

Last year, Michael, chief of the Roving Reader Leaders, interviewed Scooby-Doo author Laurie Sutton.
Watch his interview here:

Stay tuned for more author interviews by our Reader Leaders!

Learn more about the boys’ interview and Troy Cummings here:
http://www.bashandlucy.com/2017/01/03/boys-age-8-11-show-love-knowledge-troy-cummings-books-chat/

Book Lover, Age 7, Interviews a Favorite KidLit Author: Laurie Sutton

KidLit Author Interview

By Lisa Cohn

When we first began doing interviews with KidLit authors, Michael, age 7–aka chief of the Roving Reader Leaders–was clear that Laurie Sutton was one of the authors on the top of his list.

Laurie is a former editor for Marvel and DC Comics and writer of Star Trek comics. She now writes KidLit for Capstone, and has penned numerous Scooby-Doo books that Michael loves.

We approached Laurie via Twitter, by first tweeting a video book review of one of her books, “The Mystery of the Aztec Tomb: You Choose Stories: Scooby-Doo.” Michael did the fun book review along with his friend, Levko, and it begins with the boys goofing around and then revealing their favorite lines in the book.

Michael was thrilled when Laurie responded to his tweet, saying she liked the review. We then sent her a tweet saying Michael had a request, which we would send her via direct message.

When Laurie got back to us and said she’d like to do the interview, Michael was thrilled!

Watch his interview with her here. We loved her funny responses to his questions!

In the video, Michael recites some favorite lines from her books. He tells her why her Scooby-Doo books are different than other Scooby-Doo books. He asks her a few questions about her writing choices. And, at the end, he makes a special request–and gets a promise from Laurie.

In “You Choose Stories: Scooby-Doo,” readers can choose many endings. They can follow the different characters–Scooby, Fred, Velma, Daphne and Shaggy–on different paths. You can watch Michael and Levko review “The Mystery of the Aztec Tomb” here:

Who should read this book, the interviewer asks the boys? “The world should!”

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Questions? Email us at RovingReaderLeaders@gmail.com!