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  • 5 Questions With… Lisa Jahn-Clough (NOTHING BUT BLUE)

    Lisa Jahn-Clough has been in the field of children’s literature as author, illustrator, and professor since 1994 and has published over a dozen picture books and three young adult novels. She has an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College and currently teaches at Rowan University.
  • 5 Questions With… Rachel Shukert (Starstruck series)

    Rachel Shukert is the author of EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE GREAT, HAVE YOU NO SHAME?, and the Starstruck novels. She has been fascinated by the Golden Age of Hollywood since she was a girl, when she used to stay up all night watching old movies and fall asleep the next day at school.
  • 5 Questions With... Daniel Kraus (SCOWLER)

    Daniel Kraus is a Chicago-based writer, editor, and filmmaker. His debut novel, THE MONSTER VARIATIONS, was selected to New York Public Library's "100 Best Stuff for Teens." FANGORIA called his Bram Stoker-finalist, Odyssey Award-winning second novel, ROTTERS, "a new horror classic." Upcoming novels include the Junior Library Guild selection SCOWLER (2013) and TROLLHUNTERS (2014), co-written with Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.
  • 5 Questions With… Rhonda Gowler Greene (NO PIRATES ALLOWED! SAID LIBRARY LOU)

    Rhonda Gowler Greene is an award-winning author of over 20 children’s books. Her books have received several honors such as IRA Children’s Choice Book, Bank Street College Best Book, Children’s Book Council Showcase Book, and starred reviews in major periodicals. Being a former elementary teacher, Rhonda especially enjoys visiting schools where her goal is to get students excited about reading and writing.
  • 5 Questions With... Ruta Sepetys (BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY)

    Ruta Sepetys was born and raised in Michigan in a family of artists, readers, and music lovers. Her award-winning debut novel, BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY, was inspired by her family's history in Lithuania and is published in 40 countries. Her new novel, OUT OF THE EASY, is set in the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1950. A historical tale of secrets and lies, OUT OF THE EASY is a story of identity, family, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.
  • 5 Questions With... Katherine Paterson (BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA)

    Katherine Paterson is a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Her international fame rests not only on her widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to promote literacy in the United States and abroad. She is a two-time winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award, and she has received many other accolades for her works, including the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, given by her home state of Vermont.
  • 5 Questions With... David Ezra Stein (INTERRUPTING CHICKEN)

    David Ezra Stein was born in Brooklyn, NY. His book INTERRUPTING CHICKEN was awarded a 2011 Caldecott Honor, as well as many state awards. Scholastic named it one of the top 100 books of all time for children. David received the Ezra Jack Keats award for LEAVES in 2008, and a Charlotte Zolotow Honor for POUCH! in 2010.
  • 5 Questions With... Laurie Keller (THE ADVENTURES OF ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT)

    Laurie Keller is a children's book author and illustrator of books including THE SCRAMBLED STATES OF AMERICA, ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT and DO UNTO OTTERS: A BOOK ABOUT MANNERS. When Laurie isn't busy making books or traveling, she enjoys spending time outdoors at her Michigan home, hiking in the woods, cross-country skiing or splashing in Lake Michigan.
  • 5 Questions With... Chris Raschka (A BALL FOR DAISY)

    Chris Raschka has written and/or illustrated over 30 books for children, including A BALL FOR DAISY, the Caldecott Medal-winning book. His other books include EVERYONE CAN LEARN TO RIDE A BICYCLE; GOOD SPORTS, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book; the Caldecott Medal winning title THE HELLO, GOODBYE WINDOW; the Caldecott Honor Book YO! YES?; and MYSTERIOUS THELONIUS.
  • 5 Questions With… Devin Scillian (MEMOIRS OF A HAMSTER)

    Devin Scillian is an award-winning author, accomplished country artist, and Emmy-award-winning broadcast journalist. His books with Sleeping Bear Press include the national bestseller A IS FOR AMERICA: AN AMERICAN ALPHABET. His next title, MEMOIRS OF A HAMSTER, will be released in May. Devin lives in Michigan and anchors the news for WDIV-TV in Detroit.
  • 5 Questions With… Jonah Winter (YOU NEVER HEARD OF WILLIE MAYS?!)

    Jonah Winter is the award-winning author of 25 nonfiction picture books, including the NEW YORK TIMES best illustrated books DIEGO and HERE COMES THE GARBAGE BARGE!, and the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, BARACK. He has written books on Sandy Koufax, Gertrude Stein, Muhammad Ali, Hildegard von Bingen, Josephine Baker, and Gilbert & Sullivan. Of his many books on baseball, his most recent is YOU NEVER HEARD OF WILLIE MAYS?!
  • 5 Questions With… Chris Soentpiet (AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL)

    Chris Soentpiet (pronounced: soon-peet) is the recipient of a gold medal awarded by the Society of Illustrators; has received accolades from the International Reading Association, PARENTS magazine, the American Library Association, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, the Chicago TRIBUNE, the San Francisco CHRONICLE, and THE SMITHSONIAN; and has been recognized by the American Society of Portrait Artists Foundation.
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