Kate Klimo is the author of many books for young readers. As a former VP and publisher of Random House Young Readers Group, she is also responsible for developing in-house brands like Magic Tree House and Junie B. Jones. We talked to Klimo about her
Whether you prefer animals as loveable yet zany characters who talk or as a species that live in the natural world, these entertaining books teach children about both fantasy and science. You’ll have a beastly good time reading with these funny, furry creatures that might inspire a life-long interest in nature. Let the wild rumpus commence.
F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada recently published Ten Little Puppies/Diez perritos, a bilingual bonanza!
F. Isabel Campoy
F. Isabel Campoy is a scholar devoted to the study of language acquisition. She is a well-known author of numerous children’s books in the areas of poetry, theatre, folktales, biographies, and art. She is the recipient of many notable awards, including the Reading the World Award 2004, for “Cuentos que contaban nuestras abuelitas;” and the Junior Library Guild Premier Selection Award, 2006.
Alma Flor Ada
Alma Flor Ada is an internationally published children’s book author. She is the recipient of several prestigious honors, including the Pura BelprÉ Award, the Christopher Award, the JosÉ MartÍ World Award, and the Museum of Tolerance Award.
Go back to school with Bailey! In this funny new book from the best-selling children’s illustrator Harry Bliss, school proves to be an unexpected place for Bailey to do all sorts of things he loves: reading, fetching, painting, digging, singing — and making friends! One (1) winner will receivea Bailey Lunchbox and copy of the book. Two (2) additional winners will receive a copy of the book. Giveaway begins August 29, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 25, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
The Adventures of Sharkey the Dog is a series of books written for children ages 3 – 6—a percentage of the profits go to animal help groups. Would you mind sharing the compelling, real-life story that inspired you to begin writing this series for children?
A year ago a careless pharmacist overdosed my little Jack Russell Sharkey by 10 X the amount prescribed. We almost lost her that night and she suffered liver damage in which it took her a year to recover. During that time I was fighting with the grocery store chain that owned the pharmacy, the insurance companies, etc. Fighting corporate