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justlikemypapacovermediumEnter to win a copy of Toni Buzzeo’s Just Like My Papa; illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka.

“With its rhythmic text, dramatic moments on the African plain, and playful times for cub and papa, this book will make a perfect read-aloud for family sharing.”

Giveaway begins June 3, 2013, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends July 2, 2013, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 3-7

Paperback: 32 pages

As a former children’s librarian, I know the power of picture books to enchant and instruct their young readers. So I take seriously my task of communicating accurate information about the animal characters I create while also addressing the themes I have in mind for

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 2, 2012

Toni Buzzeo

Toni Buzzeo, MA, MLIS, is a New York Times bestselling author as well as a career library media specialist. She writes picture books for children as well as many professional books and articles and lives on a colonial farm in Maine. We talked to her about her new picture book Stay Close to Mama (Disney, Hyperion, 2012), her first book The Sea Chest (Dial, 2002), and she happily shared some words of wisdom to inspire young readers. 

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 2, 2012

Enter to win an autographed copy of Stay Close to Mama by Toni Buzzeo.

Preschoolers will relate to Twiga’s desire for independence in this gorgeously illustrated picture book about baby giraffe that is oh so curious. This story of a mother’s love will soothe and delight readers of all ages.

Giveaway begins May 2, 2012, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 30, 2012, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 1-5

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 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?