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Purposeful pigs!

This week’s Author of the Week is the amazing illustrator Arthur Geisert. He creates his complex illustrations with copper plate etching.  Thus, the prints come out as mirror images of the etchings. Fun things to look for include: 1) His dry wit: Watch the movie and listen to him talk about his book which can […]

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Creating an online reading with Sarah Dessen

Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking to Sarah Dessen to record her introducing and reading from her newest novel,Lock and Key.  This original book reading is now live on for you to enjoy. If you listen you’ll be able to hear Sarah describe the book and her inspiration for writing it.  Sarah’s story […]

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Have you heard of Beverly Bunn?

If you’re familiar with Beezus, Ramona, Ralph S. Mouse, or Mr. Henshaw, then you also know Beverly Bunn. As you may have guessed, Beverly Bunn is Beverly Cleary! I learned this when I recently called Beverly Cleary to record her pronouncing and sharing a story about her name for the Author Name Pronunciation Guide.  […]

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Rendezvous with John Green

You name the time.  You name the place.  Meet the Printz-Award winning author John Green via two brand new original book readings on Listen to the stories behind John’s books Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns.  Gain insight by hearing the author himself read from his novels.  John’s rhythm and subtle intonation bring each […]

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Creating an online reading with Jeanne DuPrau

I recently called Jeanne DuPrau, author of The City of Ember, to create an original book reading.  Jeanne began her book reading by sharing her inspiration for this fascinating book in which an entire city exists underground without any knowledge of the world above. After reading The City of Ember and then hearing Jeanne introduce […]

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2nd Children’s Poet Laureate: a walking rhyming dictionary

Congratulations to Mary Ann Hoberman who has recently been named the 2nd Children’s Poet Laureate by The Poetry Foundation. If you try an author search for Mary Ann Hoberman, you’ll find many resources on including book guides, her author website, her Author Name Pronunciation, and Mary Ann’s Original Author Program video. We want to […]

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