CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI is the author of the internationally bestselling Inheritance Cycle. He draws inspiration for the world of Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, from the natural beauty that surrounds his home in Montana: the tumultuous weather, the roaring Yellowstone River, and the soaring Beartooth Mountains.
TRUDY LUDWIG is the author of many books for children, including My Secret Bully and Confessions of a Former Bully. An active member of the International Bullying Prevention Association, she is a sought-after speaker who collaborates frequently with organizations like The Ophelia Project, Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project, and Putting Family First.
TCBR is incredibly lucky to get the inside scoop of what it takes to put the impressive Ripley’s Believe It or Not! compendiums of wacky facts together; in particular, Fun Facts & Silly Stories 2!
The Children’s Book Review is delighted to welcome Susannah Terrell French to our tree house today. She is an environmental lawyer and the award-winning author of Operation Redwood, a high adventure novel about four determined children who take on big business to save a redwood forest.
SUE FLIESS is the author of numerous books for children including Tons of Trucks and A Dress for Me! She’s also a freelance writer and a copywriter for a high-tech company, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two sons, and a rescued Lab named Teddy. Her next Little Golden Book, How to Be a Pirate, will be published in Spring 2014.
August 28th, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech. In celebration of the Civil Rights Movement, we have interviewed award-winning illustrator Kadir Nelson about his dazzling picture book I Have a Dream (Random House, 2012), his formula for researching historical figures, and how families can nurture artistic creativity in the home. Read and dream on, my friends …
Dr. Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times bestselling author who has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year and received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire. Her Out of My Mind has won multiple awards and is a New York Times bestseller. From the beginning of her writing career through to her latest book Panic, we’re so happy to share our chat with her.
Keeper of Reign is the first book in an upcoming series for young adult and middle grade readers. Author Emma Right’s goal for this book is to empower readers with the message of hope.
Tim Myers is a big personality, with energy pulsing off him, great waves of it. His children’s books have earned a Smithsonian Notable Book award and a National Council for the Social Studies and the Children’s Book Council. Basho and the Fox was a New York Times bestseller. He has a new children’s book, published by Sterling Children’s Books, Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe.
I met him at a reading, where he was reading his poetry, displaying the full spectrum of his personality—witty, funny, serious, light-hearted. He is a man full of superlatives and adjectives. We talked about his new children’s book, what inspired him to write it, how he got started and how parents can encourage their kids to keep reading.
We’re overjoyed to welcome way cool, award-winning author Megan McDonald to The Children’s Book Review today. Much like her most famous character, McDonald has enjoyed a good luck streak of her own with her bestselling Judy Moody and Stink series. Don’t be fooled though, she’s worked hard to become such a talented writer.