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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: January 7, 2010

What a great year! Let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit the authors we met in person and via e-mail during 2009 …

  • Emily Gravett, who I actually met back in 2008 during her promotion of Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, was the first interview that we published in 2009. Actually, it was our first ever podcast!
  • I traded e-mails with Ingrid Law to produce an interview about her debut novel, Savvy, which won a  Newbery Honor Award. She’s a fabulous author with a great personality—we even learned about her own savvy and her favorite stain-remover.
  • Our next visitor was Bonny Becker, author of the acclaimed A Visitor for Bear. We chatted about her book and what we could expect from Bear in the future, as well as a little tip on love, “All the clichés are true—as in, when you least expect it… .”

By Amanda Lynch, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 21, 2009

The Youngest Templar: Trail of Fate The Youngest Templar: Trail of Fate (Book Two)

by Michael P. Spradlin

Reading Level: Ages 10 and up

Hardcover: 256 pages

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (October 29, 2009)

What to Expect: Action, Drama, Suspense, Mystery, Orphans, Historical Fiction

I always worry about sequels.  It’s especially hard when you liked the first book so much, as I did The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail.  What if the characters change?  What if I don’t like the outcome?  And the first book in Michael Spradlin’s series ended on a perilous cliffhanger–will all of my favorite characters survive?

As it turns out, I needn’t have worried.

By Amanda Lynch, The Children’s Book Review
Published: July 30, 2009

As I mentioned back in April, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Michael Spradlin’s The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail. The book seemed so well-done, so well-researched, I couldn’t put it down–or stop recommending it to anyone and everyone who I thought might have even a passing interest in it! Needless to say,  I was extremely excited to interview Mr. Spradlin on the newest installment in Tristan’s journey, which comes out in September:  The Youngest Templar: Trail of Fate.