SCBWI Austin Member Interview

September 28, 2022

 

PICTURE BOOK LOOK PODCAST

Fun podcast with FRIDGE-OPOLIS illustrator, Josh Cleland, Kirsti Call and Kim Chaffee!

September 27, 2022

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CjA33b3Pa9y/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

FRIDGE-OPOLIS BOOK LAUNCH AND SIGNING PARTY

September 17, 2002

10 a.m. at Pease Park

Storytime with Melissa Coffey: Fridge-opolis | BookPeople

Free registration here: Storytime for our Littlest Readers – FRIDGE-OPOLIS by Melissa Coffey Tickets, Sat, Sep 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite

 

 

 

Betsy Bird Fuse 8 interview on School Library Journal

September 6, 2022

Food Waste Gets a Second Look: A Fridge-opolis Q&A with Melissa Coffey (slj.com)

 

Westbank librarian: ‘Kidlit’ authors to visit for Storytimes, panel discussion

August 21, 2022

Westbank librarian: ‘Kidlit’ authors to visit for Storytimes, panel discussion (statesman.com)

Austin American-Statesman/Westlake Picayune

 

 

 

ADVANCE PRAISE from KIRKUS

Read the entire review of “a playful introduction to the serious topic of food waste” here:

FRIDGE-OPOLIS | Kirkus Reviews

June 22, 2022

 

FRIDGE-OPOLIS PRESS RELEASE

Fridge-opolis Press Release

BOOK SIGNING at TLA

Signing advance reader copies of FRIDGE-OPOLIS at Little Bee’s booth at TLA in Fort Worth on April 26!

 

 

Mile High Reading

Dylan Teut’s 2022 Picture Book Previews (Part 11)

March 4, 2022

PW Fall 2022 Children’s Sneak Previews

February 24, 2022

Little Bee ponders pierogi with Our World of Dumplings by Francie Dekker, illus. by Sarah Jung, featuring children in a multicultural apartment complex preparing dumplings from each of their cultures for a potluck; Battle of the Books by Melanie Ellsworth, illus. by James Rey Sanchez, in which all of Josh’s favorite books are in a battle to determine which will be the coveted bedtime story; Hello, Tree by Alastair Heim, illus. by Alisa Coburn, about a roguish fox who makes Christmas mischief all over town until a special guest helps him see the error of his ways; Fridge-opolis by Melissa Coffey, illus. by Josh Cleland, an introduction to recycling and composting set in the gloomy, rancid Fridge-opolis; and The Iheards by Emily Kilgore, illus. by Zoe Persico, which finds Mason unable to stop gossiping.

Tara Lazar’s Writing for Kids Blog

February 9, 2022

Kidlit Caravan Swings into Town! What’s New in 2022 (plus something for you!)

Literacious blog

January 6, 2022

2022 Debut Picture Books

SCBWI Austin

April 4, 2021

“Congratulations to Austin SCBWI member Melissa Coffey, who just signed a deal for her debut picture book, Fridge-O-Polis!”