Author: Bianca Schulze

Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. 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, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book ReviewPublished: January 13, 2010 Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine For You: Special Edition Ages: 4-8 DVD: Animated Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Source: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment What to expect: Friendship, Adventure This is a review for all of you “Pooh” fans. In the event you and your sidekick can’t get enough of this lovable bear in the books that you read—or perhaps you’re looking for a way to connect your child with a book character, to encourage reading—Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine For You makes a fine choice for the holiday…

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By Jane Yolen for the The Children’s Book Review Published: January 5, 2009 People are always surprised at how much I write. They think I am constantly inventing. What they don’t seem to notice, though, is that what I am constantly inventing is myself as a writer. By this I mean it is difficult to pigeonhole me. Am I a picture book writer, a fantasy writer, an historical fiction writer, a poet, a music book writer, a writer of pedagogical books? Yes. I. Am.

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By Kristina Springer, for The Children’s Book Review Published: December 26, 2009 Book ideas pop into my head ALL the time. And really, anything and everything can prompt them. My first book, THE ESPRESSOLOGIST, is about a barista at a Chicago coffee shop who discovers this talent to matchmake people based on their regular coffee drinks. People are always asking me, how the heck did you come up with that? And really, it just hit me one day when I was sitting in the local Starbucks. I was on a date with my husband and I was watching people come…

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