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Maureen Grenier Discusses Her Latest Soccer “Whodunit”

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Maureen Grenier Discusses Her Latest Soccer “Whodunit”

Maureen Grenier is a free-lance writer, editor and researcher, which gives her the time to write mystery stories. She has finished several and finalized three—two mystery books for children, which she also illustrated, and a murder mystery for adults. With plenty more to come from Grenier, we know you’ll enjoy getting to know her in this interview about her “Viking Club Mystery” series.

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My Writing and Reading Life: Soman Chainani

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life: Soman Chainani

Soman Chainani’s debut novel, The School for Good and Evil, debuted on The New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into languages across six continents, and will soon be a major motion film from Universal Pictures.

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On the Shelf with Librarian Jessica Lee

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
On the Shelf with Librarian Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee is a teacher librarian at Willard Middle School in Berkeley, California. She has also been an English teacher, a public librarian, and a waitress, but her favorite terrible-teen job was selling snacks at Six Flags Magic Mountain. She is the mom of two boys who are also students at her school, fully integrating the work-life experience.

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A Chat with Karen Benke : Author, Poet, & Creative Writing Instructor

| April 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
A Chat with Karen Benke : Author, Poet, & Creative Writing Instructor

It’s National Poetry Month this April and what better way to celebrate than a chat with author, poet, and creative writing instructor Karen Benke.

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A Chat with Asperkids™ Author Jennifer Cook O’Toole

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
A Chat with Asperkids™ Author Jennifer Cook O’Toole

Jennifer Cook O’Toole is founder of Asperkids™, a multimedia social education company focused on making life for children and families with Asperger’s profoundly positive and purposeful.

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Deborah Underwood & Claudia Rueda Discuss “Here Comes the Easter Cat”

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Deborah Underwood & Claudia Rueda Discuss “Here Comes the Easter Cat”

It’s rare that an author and illustrator get to work closely together while creating a picture book—this makes it very fun to get a peek into a conversation between a picture book duo that have been paired together by an editor and live in two different countries. In the case of the adorable Here Comes the Easter Cat, bestselling author Deborah Underwood wanted to know how award-winning illustrator Claudia Rueda managed to capture both Cat’s crankiness and his sweetness.

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My Writing and Reading Life:
Patricia Hruby Powell

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life:<br />Patricia Hruby Powell

Patricia Hruby Powell danced throughout the Americas and Europe with her dance company, One Plus One, before becoming a writer of children’s books. She is the author of Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, an extraordinary portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker written in exuberant verse. She lives in Champaign, Illinois. You can visit her online at talesforallages.com.

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On the Shelf with Librarian Dana Skwirut

| March 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
On the Shelf with Librarian Dana Skwirut

Dana Skwirut is a Youth Services librarian at the Fanwood Memorial Library in Fanwood, NJ, and the Summit Free Public Library in Summit, NJ. She is active in the Tumblarian community and on Twitter, where her sass got her featured in School Library Journal. When she isn’t in Ice Cream story time, she is seeing the world, one tiny road trip at a time.

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Illustration Inspiration: Diane Goode

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Diane Goode

DIANE GOODE has illustrated 55 beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times best seller, FOUNDING MOTHERS and the Caldecott Honor Book, WHEN I WAS YOUNG IN THE MOUNTAINS.

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Interview with Camille Matthews, Author of Quincy and Buck

| March 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
Interview with Camille Matthews, Author of Quincy and Buck

Camille Matthews is a licensed clinical social worker, an avid equestrian, and is certified in the field of equine-assisted psychotherapy. She established the Pathfinder Program, one of the first equine-assisted mental health programs in New Mexico. She lives in Mohrsville, Pennsylvania.

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