boo·ka·raz·zi: A freelance blogger who pursues celebrities who read books, to create posts that promote children’s literature.
Rachel Bilson has a monthly column in InStyle magazine where people submit style questions for her to answer. Back in December her column focused on gifts—the list included three children’s books. Yippee!
“These three are my staples, or I try to find out my friend’s childhood favorite.” ~ Rachel Bilson
The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is powered by Bianca Schulze. Bianca is a freelance writer, bookseller, aspiring author, and mother to two daughters. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, her goal is to grow readers by showcasing useful and inspiring books!
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