A World of Reading With Janet Fox

Author and presenter Janet Fox
Janet Fox

Our client author Janet Fox invents worlds of ghosts, history and intrigue in her books. Especially in her latest middle-grade novel, THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE, Janet weaves stories of different pasts with an adventure of children who are sent away from London during World War II.

Janet’s characters are just as charming as her tales, and they make us wonder where she thinks it all up. We’re excited to hear from her in our interview this month:

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Donna Janell Bowman is all about kindness and chocolate

Donna Janell BowmanIt’s easy to see that Donna Janell Bowman thinks kindness is important. Her debut trade picture book biography, STEP RIGHT UP: HOW DOC AND JIM KEY TAUGHT THE WORLD ABOUT KINDNESS, shows the power of love in the most amazing way—a formerly enslaved person teaching a horse how to spell without a whip or a harsh word. The book earned three starred reviews and is a Junior Library Guild Selection. Donna’s next two picture book biographies tell more amazing stories of amazing people, like Abraham Lincoln and the tightrope walker known as The Great Blondin.

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Interview with K.A. Holt, writer of zombies, space and regular kids

Author K.A. Holt
K.A. Holt

Award-winning children’s book author K.A. Holt has a way with words, especially for middle-grade readers. Her stories are told in both prose and poetry, with her novel-in-verse HOUSE ARREST a 2016 contender for the Global Read Aloud award. She even has a novel told in haiku, BRAINS FOR LUNCH. Her characters have adventures in space, on another planet, with zombies and even in regular homes, just like her loyal readers. We’re excited to get to know this imaginative writer more…

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Bethany Hegedus talks about Be the Change

Bethany Hegedus
Bethany Hegedus

BE THE CHANGE: A GRANDFATHER GANDHI STORY, the much anticipated new picture book written by author Bethany Hegedus and Arun Gandhi, and illustrated by Evan Turk, is a Junior Library Guild Selection and has received a starred review from the School Library Journal. We can’t say enough about our admiration for these creators and are thrilled to kick off our interview series with Bethany talking about this amazing companion book to her outstanding GRANDFATHER GANDHI.

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