5 Questions With...

  • 5 Questions With... Rebecca Stead (LIAR & SPY)

    Rebecca Stead is the author of WHEN YOU REACH ME (Wendy Lamb Books), a New York Times Notable Book, New York Times bestseller, and winner of the 2010 John Newbery Medal. Rebecca's first novel for children, FIRST LIGHT (Wendy Lamb Books/Yearling), is a Junior Library Guild selection and a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year (2008).
  • 5 Questions With... Melina Marchetta (JELLICOE ROAD, FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK)

    Australia Day is observed each January 26th; in honor of this, we posed five questions to Sydney native Melina Marchetta. Melina is the acclaimed and award-winning author of JELLICOE ROAD, which won the Michael L. Printz Award; SAVING FRANCESCA, and its companion novel, THE PIPER'S SON; and LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI.
  • 5 Questions With... Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (NO CRYSTAL STAIR)

    Vaunda Micheaux Nelson received the 2010 Coretta Scott King Author Award for BAD NEWS FOR OUTLAWS: THE REMARKABLE LIFE OF BASS REEVES, DEPUTY U.S. MARSHAL (Carolrhoda Books 2009). WHO WILL I BE, LORD? (Random House 2009), ALMOST TO FREEDOM (Carolrhoda Books 2003), READY? SET. RAYMOND! (Random House 2002), and MAYFIELD CROSSING (Putnam 1993) are among her other books.
  • 5 Questions With... Doug Abrams (DESMOND AND THE VERY MEAN WORD)

    Doug Abrams was Desmond Tutu’s co-author for GOD HAS A DREAM and for his children’s books, GOD’S DREAM and DESMOND AND THE VERY MEAN WORD. He was also the editor of Tutu’s CHILDREN OF GOD STORYBOOK BIBLE and MADE FOR GOODNESS. Abrams is the founder of Idea Architects, a book and media company that works with visionary authors to create a wiser, healthier, and more just world.
  • 5 Questions With... Michael Buckley (The Sisters Grimm and NERDS series)

    Michael Buckley is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sisters Grimm and NERDS series. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and son. The most recent addition to the Grimm series, THE SISTERS GRIMM: A VERY GRIMM GUIDE, was released in hardcover earlier this month.
  • 5 Questions With... Clare Vanderpool (NAVIGATING EARLY, MOON OVER MANIFEST)

    Clare Vanderpool’s highly anticipated second novel, NAVIGATING EARLY (Delacorte Press / On sale January 8, 2013) is a mesmerizing epic of adventure and self-discovery, set against the backdrop of post-World War II Maine. Her debut novel, MOON OVER MANIFEST, won the 2011 Newbery Medal.
  • 5 Questions With... Eric A. Kimmel (HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS)

    Eric A. Kimmel is the author of over one hundred books for children, including such well-loved classics as ANANSI AND THE MOSS-COVERED ROCK and the Caldecott Honor Book HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS.
  • 5 Questions With... Rob Buyea (MR. TERUPT FALLS AGAIN)

    Rob Buyea taught third and fourth graders in Bethany, CT for six years before moving to Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife and three daughters. He teaches biology and coaches wrestling at Northfield Mount Hermon School. BECAUSE OF MR. TERUPT, his first novel and the companion to MR. TERUPT FALLS AGAIN, was selected as an E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book, a CYBILS finalist, and has been named to numerous state award lists.

    Melissa Sweet has illustrated nearly 100 children’s books from board books to picture books and nonfiction titles. Her collages and paintings have appeared in the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Madison Park Greetings, Smilebox and for eeBoo Toys, which have garnered the Oppenheim and Parents Choice Awards.
  • 5 Questions With... Mike Allegra (SARAH GIVES THANKS)

    A former journalist for North Jersey Newspapers, Mike Allegra is the editor of THE LAWRENTIAN, the nationally award-winning alumni magazine of The Lawrenceville School (Lawrenceville, NJ). His plays have been performed around the country, and he was the recipient of a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship. SARAH GIVES THANKS is his first children’s book.
  • 5 Questions With... Dorothy Hinshaw Patent (DOGS ON DUTY)

    Dorothy Hinshaw Patent has written more than one hundred books—mostly nonfiction and photo-essay for children—including ALA Notable Children’s Book and Orbis Pictus Honor Book WHEN THE WOLVES RETURNED: RESTORING NATURE’S BALANCE IN YELLOWSTONE, SAVING AUDIE: A PIT BULL PUPPY GETS A SECOND CHANCE, and THE RIGHT DOG FOR THE JOB, which earned a starred review from School Library Journal.
  • 5 Questions With... Laurie Calkhoven (I GREW UP TO BE PRESIDENT)

    Laurie Calkhoven has always loved reading and writing (just don’t ask her about arithmetic). She’s especially interested in the small moments of American history that usually get left out of the history books. Learn more about her at www.lauriecalkhoven.com.
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