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.
Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels SHIVER, LINGER, and FOREVER. Her novel THE SCORPIO RACES was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association, while Publishers Weekly selected Maggie’s THE RAVEN BOYS as a Best Book of the Year. She is also the author of LAMENT and BALLAD.
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 …