This month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store is leveled early reader series retells classic scenes from Star Wars, World of Reading: Star Wars.
What Makes a Hero? Jenniffer Wardell writes books about characters who don’t think of themselves as heroes at the start of their stories.
Laurenne Sala began her career as an advertising copywriter, writing national campaigns for clients like KIA Motors, Jack-in-the-Box, and Beats by Dre.
Django Wexler is a self-proclaimed computer/fantasy/sci fi geek. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked in artificial intelligence research.
Lee Wardlaw is the author of 30 books for young readers, including Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku, recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Children’s Poetry Award, the Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry, and the Purina/Fancy Feast “Love Story” Award.
To make re-mixed Shakespeare exciting for young readers as well as older readers, get your hands dirty and have a field day in that Shakespeare toolbox.
The Berenson Schemes are a madcap adventure series. I hope that because I spent time in these far-off places, and brought the sights and sounds and smells home with me, some young would-be traveler thinks, “Someday, I’ll go there, too.”
Before I became a writer, I had no idea being one also meant embracing a life of crime. I don’t know why. All the signs were there – the saying “every great lie has an element of truth”, T.S. Eliot’s immortal “Good authors borrow, great authors steal”, and the infamous Faulkner adage, “Kill your darlings” (Faulkner actually stole that saying from Arthur Quiller-Couch).