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My Writing and Reading Life: Heath McKenzie

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life: Heath McKenzie

Heath McKenzie has illustrated numerous picture books and children’s book jackets. Latest published book … My Rules For Being A Pretty Princess

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Interview with J. Peter Clifford, Author of Sophie and The Finn: Secret of the Box

| May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Interview with J. Peter Clifford, Author of Sophie and The Finn: Secret of the Box

The inspiration and subject of J. Peter Clifford’s books come from his daughter’s two dogs Sophie and Finn, who have been a constant source of enjoyment and companionship.

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My Writing and Reading Life: Paige McKenzie, Author of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl

| April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life: Paige McKenzie, Author of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl

PAIGE MCKENZIE, the face of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, is thrilled to have the chance to bring her unique voice to life in a book series.

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Illustration Inspiration: Tracy Dockray, Illustrator of Izzy and Oscar

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Tracy Dockray, Illustrator of Izzy and Oscar

Tracy Dockray’s most recent book is “Izzy and Oscar”, an octopus out of water tale, by Allison Estes.

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My Writing and Reading Life: Jen Calonita, Author of Flunked

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life: Jen Calonita, Author of Flunked

JEN CALONITA has interviewed everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Justin Timberlake, but the only person she’s ever wanted to trade places with is Disney’s Cinderella. She’s the award-winning author of the My Secrets of My Hollywood Life series.

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 My Writing and Reading Life: Cory Putman Oakes

| February 18, 2015 | 2 Comments
 My Writing and Reading Life: Cory Putman Oakes

Cory Putman Oakes is a children’s book author from Austin, Texas. Her middle grade debut, DINOSAUR BOY, hits shelves in February, 2015 with its sequel, DINOSAUR BOY SAVES MARS, to follow in February, 2016.

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A Conversation with Sharon M. Draper About Stella by Starlight | Interview

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
A Conversation with Sharon M. Draper About <em>Stella by Starlight</em> | Interview

In this conversation, we talked to Draper about the inspiration behind Stella by Starlight and the basic goodness in humanity.

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My Writing and Reading Life: Jess Keating, Author of How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel

| January 18, 2015 | 1 Comment
My Writing and Reading Life: Jess Keating, Author of How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel

As an author and zoologist, Jess Keating has tickled a shark, lost a staring contest against an octopus, and been a victim to the dreaded paper cut. She lives in Ontario, Canada, where she spends most of her time writing books for adventurous and funny kids.

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Maya Van Wagenen Shares Her Tips on Becoming Popular

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Maya Van Wagenen Shares Her Tips on Becoming Popular

I recently came across a remarkable book by Maya Van Wagenen called Popular. Maya, who is now 16 and in the 11th grade, kindly agreed to answer my questions (and quite eloquently) despite preparing for her SAT exam.

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Interview with Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri About The Name Soup

| January 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Interview with Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri About The Name Soup

How did the idea for The Name Soup originate?

Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri: The concept of the book was inspired by my long last name. I was always intrigued about its true meaning and where it came from.

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