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Interviews and Podcasts

May 23, 2022- Confetti Moments Podcast with Ramona Recommends, featuring A TRUE WONDER.

Feb. 9, 2022 — WRITE THIS! With author Tonya Duncan Ellis

Jan. 27, 2022 — New Books Network Podcast Interview with Mel Rosenberg featuring A TRUE WONDER

Nov. 29, 2021- S2:E6 of The Primary Source Podcast featuring A TRUE WONDER.

Oct. 26, 2021 – Picture Book Look, episode 66, behind the scenes on A TRUE WONDER with me and illustrator Katy Wu.

Oct. 19, 2021 – “How Does NASA Help People on the Ground?” Solve It Podcast for Kids.

Oct. 5, 2021 – Kirsten Larson in conversation with illustrator Katy Wu, A TRUE WONDER Book Launch, Once Upon a Time Bookstore.

Sept. 14, 2021 – Project PHaEDRA Fall Author Series talk with Kirsten W. Larson and illustrator Katherine Roy for A FIRE OF STARS (Chronicle, 2022). Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University & The Smithsonian, John G. Wolbach Library.

May 4, 2021-STEM Women in KidLit Podcast with Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig on NASA, Invention, and Embracing Opportunity.

May 1, 2021-InkWell Book Festival Highlights.

Feb. 1, 2021- The Primary Source Podcast with Tom Bober. Accompanying blogpost on AASL’s KnowledgeQuest.

Jan. 7, 2021-Kidlit Distancing Social with Children’s Book Insider on nonfiction, STEM books, and work for hire.

Oct. 20, 2020 – Women Who Write Panel as part of Kern County Library’s One Book, One Bakersfield program.

Sept. 15, 2020 – Women of HerStory podcast to talk about the life and work of Emma Lilian Todd.

July 22, 2020 – EAA (Oshkosh) Forum on the First Woman Airplane Designer (available for 30 days)

May 28, 2020 — My Messy Muse Interview (with host Michele McAvoy and fellow author Jen Malia) — Facebook required

May 12, 2020 — STEM Everyday Podcast interview with Chris Woods ep. #161

May 1, 2020 –Matthew Winner’s Children’s Book Podcast: Connecting with the Soaring ’20s

April 21, 2020 — Jed Doherty’s Reading with Your Kids Podcast: Lilian Designs an Airplane

April 7, 2020 — KidlitTV On the LOOKOUT for Kids’ Books SPRING 2020!

Articles and Blog Posts

May 24, 2022 Women Who Changed Science author interview for STEM Tuesday.

Mar. 25, 2022 — Recommended STEM Reads (All Together, Society of Women Engineers), featuring WOOD, WIRE, WINGS.

Feb. 10, 2022 — Author Spotlight on Mutually Inclusive, featuring A TRUE WONDER.

Feb. 3, 2022– A TRUE WONDER Named a CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for K-2.

Jan. 9, 2022–“StoryStorm Day 9: Kirsten Larson Fine Tunes Her Story Antenna,” Writing for Kids While Raising Them.

Dec. 29, 2021–“10 Tips for Marketing Your Children’s Book” in Writers Digest.

Dec. 15, 2021 — A TRUE WONDER is a Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2021

Nov. 12, 2021 — “Author Spotlight: Kirsten Larson,” Kidlit411.

Nov. 4, 2021 — “The Importance of Research,” Blissfully Bookish (Lydia Lukidis).

Oct. 18, 2021 — “Why I Write Narrative Nonfiction,” Melissa Stewart’s Info-licious Inspiration blog.

Oct. 7, 2021 — Simply 7 Interview with Jena Lasley for A TRUE WONDER.

Oct. 3, 2021 — “LitLinks: Why Wonder Woman is great for teaching the senses,” Patricia Newman’s blog.

Sept. 28, 2021 — “An Interview with Kirsten W. Larson,” GoodReads With Ronna.

Sep. 24, 2021 — Behind the Scenes: “Beyond Biographies of People,” Beth Anderson’s Blog.

Sep. 21, 2021 — A TRUE WONDER: Talking with Kirsten Larson about Wonder Woman’s Real Origins, A Fuse #8 Production.

Sep. 1, 2021 — On The Look Out for Books Fall 2021 with

Aug. 30, 2021 — WOOD, WIRE, WINGS names a 2021 Bank Street College Best Book for ages 5 to 9.

Aug. 23, 2021– WOOD, WIRE, WINGS was included in Publisher’s Weekly’s 2020–2022 STEM/STEAM Biographies for Young Readers: A Booklist:. Find the full book list here.

June 30, 2021 — “5 Children’s Books That Teach Valuable Engineering Lessons” by Michelle Forsythe and Julie Jackson, The Conversation.

Jun. 19, 2021 — “Picture Books + Homeschool Science = Win, Part 2,” by Kary Henry, The ALSC Blog.

Apr. 16, 2021– WOOD, WIRE, WINGS appears on the Science and STEM Book List for the Children’s Book Council’s Superpower Challenge (part of Children’s Book Week). Challenge open through the end of May.

Mar. 30, 2021 — “Quick Question with Author Kirsten W. Larson,” by Heather, Oroville (WA) Library. 

Feb. 18, 2021 – “Picture Books and Primary Sources: WOOD, WIRE, WINGS” by Tom Bober, American Association of School Librarians’ KnowledgeQuest Blog.

Winter 2021 – “The Power of Promotional Groups,” SCBWI Bulletin, by Kirsten Larson, Lindsay Metcalf, Jen Malia, and Rajani LaRocca.

Feb. 5, 2021 – “Columbus Catholic Schools rejoice: Elementary facilities enjoy meaningful, festive week,” Columbus (Nebraska) Telegram. 

Feb. 3, 2021-WOOD, WIRE, WINGS named a Children’s Book Council/National Council for the Social Studies 2021 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for grades 3-5.

Dec. 17, 2020 — “The Month of Best Book Lists!” including WOOD, WIRE, WINGS on From The Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors.

Dec. 8, 2020- Best STEM Books of 2021 from the National Science Teachers Association, including WOOD, WIRE, WINGS.

November, 2020 – NCTE Author Chat: Kirsten Larson, Boyds Mills & Kane

Nov. 17, 2020- Reading Science History Through Photographs, STEM Tuesday at From The Mixed-Up Files

Nov. 16, 2020 – Favorite Things: Annual Holiday Wish List, 24 Carrot Writing

Sept. 24, 2020 – Voices of the Past: Nonfiction reads for all ages by Kristin Chapman, World News Group

Sept. 3, 2020– Strong women take the spotlight for this year’s One Book Project by Stefani Dias, Bakersfield Californian

Aug, 25, 2020 — WOOD, WIRE, WINGS featured in Woman in Aviation’s Aviation for Girls magazine.

July 29, 2020 — Interview on Carol Baldwin’s blog.

July 22, 2020 — Top Five Things I’ve Learned Coordinating a Book Marketing Group on 24 Carrot Writing

June 11, 2020 — Query Letters that Worked: WOOD, WIRE, WINGS (NF, PB) on the Sub It Club blog

June 7, 2020 — WOOD, WIRE, WINGS features in The Daily STEM, volume 2, issue 34.

April 23, 2020 — Taking Flight: Kirsten W. Larson’s WOOD, WIRE, WINGS (Nancy Churnin’s The Kids Are All Write)

April 22, 2020 — An Interview with Kirsten W. Larson, Nonfiction Author (SCBWI’s Kite Tales blog)

April 15, 2020 — New Voices: Rob Justus & Kirsten W. Larson on Switching to Kidlit (Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Cynsations blog)

April 9, 2020 — Interview: Suzie Olson’s STEM Spark blog

April 8, 2020 — Re-engineering the airplane (Patricia Newman’s LitLinks blog)

April 1, 2020 — 5 Tips for (un)Writing Narrative Nonfiction, 12×12 April Featured Author Post

March 27, 2020 — Straight from the Source: Kirsten W. Larson on Writing Historical Nonfiction (Caroline Starr Rose’s blog)

March 6, 2020 — Straight to the (Primary) Source (Beth Anderson’s Behind the Scenes)

Feb. 27, 2020 — Interview with Debut Author Kirsten Larson (CritterLit Blog)

Feb. 25, 2020 — Tuesday Debuts (Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog)

Feb. 25, 2020 — Soaring into Scientific Storytelling (Maryland Today)

Feb. 12, 2020 — Author Kirsten Larson: From NASA to STEM Kidlit (Lydia Lukidis’ Blissfully Bookish blog)

Feb. 5, 2020 — February Interview with STEAM Team 2020 (Picture Book Buzz)

Jan. 20, 2020 — The Soaring ’20s Debut Authors Talk Goals! (24 Carrot Writing)

Aug. 30, 2019 — Interview