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We’re Giving Away Flying Lessons With Kwame Alexander

It’s so exciting to give away wonderful books. We’ve announced our winner for THE PLAYBOOK and ANIMAL ARK by Newbery Medal winner Kwame Alexander. And next month TWO lucky subscribers to our enewsletter will get a copy of the wonderful anthology FLYING LESSONS AND OTHER STORIES, including stories by Kwame Alexander, Matt de la Pena, Tim Federle, Watler Dean Myers, Jacqueline Woodson and more. Continue reading “We’re Giving Away Flying Lessons With Kwame Alexander”

How to Make the Best Skype Author Visits

For a child (or book lover of any age), nothing beats an in-person meeting with an author or illustrator. Seeing them standing next to you. Being able to ask them questions. Watching them sign your very own copy of their book—personally, just for you.

But in-person visits are not always feasible. That’s when Skype offers the next best thing. Continue reading “How to Make the Best Skype Author Visits”

Interview: Elana K. Arnold on Messy Days and Unruly Pets

Elana K Arnold
Elana K Arnold

Acclaimed author Elana K. Arnold has delighted children and teens with her wonderful books, as well as the young-at-heart adults who read them too. We wanted to find out how Elana created characters like Iris Abernathy of THE QUESTION OF MIRACLES, Odette of FAR FROM FAIR, Sephora Ganding of INFANDOUS and many others. Continue reading “Interview: Elana K. Arnold on Messy Days and Unruly Pets”

How to Choose the Best Author or Illustrator for Your Event

Many children’s book authors and illustrators spend a lot of time visiting schools and libraries to teach, inspire and encourage young readers—and even those children who aren’t so enthusiastic about reading. But with so many amazing speakers available, how do you choose? Here are some guidelines: Continue reading “How to Choose the Best Author or Illustrator for Your Event”