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Illustrator Interview with April Chu

Get to know April… April Chu began her career as an architect with a degree from the University of California, Berkeley, but decided to return to her true passion of illustrating and storytelling.  She recalls spending most of her childhood drawing … Continue reading

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Interview with Newbery Honor Author Thanhha Lai

Get to know Thanhha… Thanhha Lai was born in Vietnam and now lives in New York with her family. She is the author of Inside Out & Back Again and Listen, Slowly. For more info, visit her website. Quirky Questions … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Amy Dixon

Get to know Amy… Amy Dixon grew up as one of seven siblings, so the only peace and quiet she ever got was inside a book. Once she had her own kids, she rediscovered her love for picture books at … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Eileen Rosenbloom

Get to know Eileen…  Eileen Rosenbloom achieved first-publication success when she won a contest for penning her own obituary. After publication of numerous articles and short stories, her first Young Adult novel, Stuck Down, was accepted by Llewellyn Publications and … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Rhonda Patton

Get to know Rhonda… Rhonda is a children’s book writer, a mother, and wife. She is a children’s book reviewer. Rhonda goes to college full-time as a graphics designer. Ted and Raymond came from a story that she created from … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Amber McRee Turner

Get to know Amber… Amber McRee Turner is the author of SWAY, released by Disney-Hyperion in 2012 and CIRCA NOW, released from Disney-Hyperion in 2014. For more info, visit her website. Quirky Questions  What has been one of your most interesting … Continue reading

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Illustrator Interview with Wendy Myers

Get to know Wendy…  Wendy was once an airplane pilot and horse trainer, but now she happily spends her time making up stories and illustrating new worlds. She has been an artist for as long as she can remember.  Before … Continue reading

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Author Interview Loretta Ellsworth

Get to know Loretta…  Loretta is a former teacher and a graduate of Hamline University in the MFA Program in Writing for Children.  She is the author of four young adult novels:  THE SHROUDING WOMAN, a BBCB Choice and Rebecca … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Laura Gehl

­­­­­­­ Get to know Laura… Laura Gehl is the author of AND THEN ANOTHER SHEEP TURNED UP and HARE AND TORTOISE RACE ACROSS ISRAEL, both out this spring from Kar-Ben/Lerner, as well as ONE BIG PAIR OF UNDERWEAR (Simon & … Continue reading

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Illustrator Interview with Kristin Abbott

Get to know Kristin… I am currently designing giant sculptures that will be in a lantern festival opening in Barcelona, Spain this October. I spend most of my time thinking of funny and colorful things to make people, especially kids, … Continue reading

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