“Iowa City Author Katherine House Shares White House History in New Children’s Book” – The Gazette – 03/16/14

Excerpt from the article:
In the book, House uses stories, photographs and activities to bring history alive by portraying not only the history of the White House, but what the president’s job entails and what it would be like living there if you were a kid in the first family.

“Presidents Are People Too: Interview with Author Katherine L. House” – Smart Books for Smart Kids Blog – 02/24/14

Excerpt from the interview:

How did you manage to zone in on so many great little stories about First Family members?

I think that’s an outgrowth of reading widely during the research process. I tried to include as many anecdotes and photos that detailed kids’ experiences in the White House as I could. In addition, I have two children (my son is 15, and my daughter is 8), so I reflected on what has interested them at various times.

Read more at: http://www.smartbooksforsmartkids.com/tag/the-white-house-for-kids/

“Family Life in Our Most Famous Home” – Washington Post – 02/12/14

Family life in our most famous home

Katherine House doesn’t remember the details of a family outing to the White House in 1975. A snapshot shows her standing with her sisters outside the presidential mansion. The trip, which covered only a few miles from her home in Arlington, would have been one of many times House’s mother and father tried to pass along their love of presidential history.

Above is a short snippet from a recent article in the Feb. 12, 2014 edition of The Washington Post. Be sure to read the original article over at the Post website.

Radio Interview – KRUU 100.1 FM – “The Studio with Cheryl Fusco Johnson” – January 2014

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Anderson’s Bookshops’ 12th Annual Children’s Literature Breakfast – Feb. 15, 2014

Event Details:
Saturday, February 15, 2014
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Anderson’s Bookshops
Woodridge, IL

Anderson’s  Bookshops’ 12th Annual Children’s Literature Breakfast

(Advance tickets required)

Visit Anderson’s Bookshops for more event details!

“Books for Kids, Kids at Heart” – The Gazette – 01/19/14

“Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book”

Iowa City author Katherine L. House, (“The White House for Kids: History of a Home, Office and National Symbol, with 21 Activities,” Chicago Review Press, 2014) said, “The book I chose isn’t really a children’s book, but it is a treasure for adult aficionados of children’s literature. ‘Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book’ (Golden Books, 2013) by Diane Muldrow reproduces artwork from numerous Little Golden Books. The author, who is the longtime editorial director at Golden Books, wrote captions for the artwork that offer advice for modern times. The book begins with an illustration from ‘Circus Time’ (1948) and the caption, ‘Is your life starting to feel like a circus?’ and ends with an illustration from ‘Boats’ (1951). The size and format are the same as the familiar Little Golden Books, down to the gold spine. The end papers are full-color reproductions of the end papers from Little Golden Books and are authentic down to the box that reads, ‘This Little Golden Book Belongs to,’ along with a space for the owner to write his or her name.”

Read more: http://thegazette.com/2014/01/19/childrens-section-books-for-kids-kids-at-heart/

“Iowa City book festival offers break from the cold for book-loving families” – The Gazette – 01/12/14

I had the pleasure of being interviewed for an article on the upcoming “One Book Two Book Festival” here in Iowa City. The great thing about this event is that you do get to meet authors, hear them speak, have them sign your book, shake hands and ask questions. You can find out what inspires them or how they got their start. Readers and budding authors can make connections to how work is created.

The organizers of “One Book Two Book” do a wonderful job of getting authors from across many genres to participate. I’m happy to be a part of the festival weekend!

Be sure to check out the original article in The Gazette.

“One Book Two Book Festival” – Jan. 17-19, 2014

This weekend is the “One Book Two Book Festival” in Iowa City, Iowa. I have the pleasure of reading from my two books, Lighthouses for Kids and my brand new book The White House for Kids at 1:30pm on Saturday, January 18th. The readings take place at the Iowa City Public Library.

Event Details:
Saturday, January 18th – 1:30 PM
Iowa City Public Library
Iowa City, IA

Visit “One Book Two Book Festival” for more information about the activities for the whole weekend!