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My Writing and Reading Life: Chris Grabenstein

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life: Chris Grabenstein

Chris Grabenstein is an award-winning author of books for children and adults, a playwright, screenwriter, and former advertising executive and improvisational comedian. Winner of two Anthony and three Agatha Awards, he is also the co-author with James Patterson of The New York Times bestseller I FUNNY.

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Illustration Inspiration: Bob Shea

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Bob Shea

Bob Shea has written and illustrated over a dozen picture books including the popular Dinosaur vs. Bedtime and the cult favorite Big Plans illustrated by Lane Smith.

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Learn About Sleepover at the World Cup in Brazil, by Geeta Raj

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Learn About Sleepover at the World Cup in Brazil, by Geeta Raj

Geeta Raj brings an 11-year career in international development and humanitarian assistance to The Global Sleepover series, including over 8 years as a Senior Program Analyst with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Katherine James, A.K.A. The Lynch Sisters, Dish on The Sugar Plum Tree

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Katherine James, A.K.A. The Lynch Sisters, Dish on The Sugar Plum Tree

On special occasions the girls’ parents told them of THE SUGAR PLUM TREE and they awoke to small candy treats or TREASURE waiting under their beds.

It’s this TRADITION, of POETRY IN ACTION, the girls now hope to pass on to your family.

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Lauren Henderson Talks About Kissing in Italian

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lauren Henderson Talks About Kissing in Italian

Author Lauren Henderson is just as fun to talk to as we imagine Violet, the heroine of her book Kissing in Italian, would be. Half American and British, Henderson seems both posh and down to Earth.

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Faiz Kermani Discusses His Amazing Vacuum Cleaner Adventure

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Faiz Kermani Discusses His Amazing Vacuum Cleaner Adventure

Faiz Kermani loves to write funny children’s books. Over the years, he has shared childrens’ enjoyment in his books by attending schools. He has also received some great reviews, awards and media coverage. We talk to Faiz about one of his latest characters, Golbo the spider, read along and discover more about this new vacuum cleaner adventure.

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My Writing and Reading Life: Sarah Mlynowski

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life: Sarah Mlynowski

Sarah Mlynowski is the New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After series as well as Gimme a Call, Don’t Even Think About It, Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have), How to Be Bad (along with E. Lockhart and Lauren Myracle) and the Magic in Manhattan series. Originally from Montreal, Sarah now lives in the kingdom of Manhattan with her very own prince charming and their fairy-tale-loving daughters.

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Illustration Inspiration: Stephen Biesty

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Stephen Biesty

Stephen Biesty has worked as a freelance illustrator since 1985 creating a wide variety of information books for both adults and children.

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Sarah & Steve Mostyn Discuss The Blue Baboon in the Big Balloon

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sarah & Steve Mostyn Discuss The Blue Baboon in the Big Balloon

Sarah and Steven Mostyn are the authors of The Blue Baboon in the Big Balloon, their first self-published children’s book. They have developed their storytelling craft through the inspiration of their three young children: Jonah, Kayla and Daniel.

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Learn About “The Cynja” with Chase Cunningham and Heather C. Dahl

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Learn About “The Cynja” with Chase Cunningham and Heather C. Dahl

The cyber world is filled with battles between good and evil—it’s as thrilling as any comic book—and yet it didn’t have its own superhero. So we started thinking, what would you call someone with super powers in cyberspace? What would they look like? They’d need to be smart and stealthy, wouldn’t they? And have awesome weapons? And before you could say “DDoS attack!” we had “the Cynja”—a cyber ninja!

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