By Amanda Lynch, The Children's Book Review Published: June 26, 2009 Lynn Hazen has had a busy year! With the release of Shifty, her first young adult book, and the fantastic early reader The Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail, we felt very fortunate that she took time out

By Toni Buzzeo
Published: June 24, 2009

Blog Tour, Day 3: Toni Buzzeo explores historical fiction and its influence on her writing.

As a writer for children, I love to explore historical fiction topics. But when I was a child, history was not the playground that it is for me now. Little wonder.  The single fact I remember from my high school World History class is Fyodor Dostoevsky’s middle name: Mikhailovich.  Had I but known the answer to that bonus question on the first quarter exam, I’d have passed the test—as my dear friend Mary Benson did. But tell me, who NEEDS to know Dostoevsky’s middle name?

By Bianca Schulze, The Children's Book Review Published: June 23, 2009 This is a great video from the Just one More Book! team's Rock Stars of Reading tour. The following authors and illustrators offer advice for aspiring readers: Jeanne Birdsall, Diane de Groat, Tony DiTerlizzi, Jane Dyer,

By Bianca Schulze, The Children's Book Review Published: June 22, 2009 Are You A Horse? by Andy Rash Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books (March 1, 2009) What to expect: Animals, Horse, Comedy, Birthday party Andy Rash's Are You A Horse? is a very witty original, yet,

By Amanda Lynch, The Children's Book Review Published:June 18, 2009 Machines Go to Work by William Low Reading Level: Baby-Preschool Hardcover: 42 pages Publisher: Henry Holt and Co (May 12, 2009) What to Expect: Trucks, Helicopters, Boats, Trains, Lift the Flap, Onomatopoeia When I first picked up Machines Go to Work,