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  • 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.
  • 5 Questions With... Chris Van Dusen (IF I BUILT A HOUSE)

    Chris Van Dusen was born on St. Patrick's Day in 1960 in Portland, Maine. He attended The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and graduated with a BFA degree in 1982. He spent several years illustrating for kids magazines before he wrote his first book, DOWN TO THE SEA WITH MR. MAGEE which was published by Chronicle Books in 2000. His latest, IF I BUILT A HOUSE is his fourteenth book.
  • 5 Questions With... Sean Beaudoin (THE INFECTS)

    Sean Beaudoin is the author of FADE TO BLUE and YOU KILLED WESLEY PAYNE. HIs latest novel is the rude zombie opus THE INFECTS. His stories and articles have appeared in numerous publications, including THE ONION, the San Francisco CHRONICLE, SLATE, and SPIRIT, the inflight magazine of Southwest Airlines.
  • 5 Questions With... R.J. Palacio (WONDER)

    For many years, she was an art director and book jacket designer, designing covers for countless well-known and not so well-known writers in every genre of fiction and nonfiction. She always wanted to write, though. She kept waiting for the perfect time to start writing, but found that it’s never the perfect time to start writing a book. So she decided to just go for it. WONDER is her first novel.
  • 5 Questions With... Lesléa Newman (OCTOBER MOURNING)

    Lesléa Newman is the author of 64 books for readers of all ages including the short story collection, A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK; the teen poetry collection, OCTOBER MOURNING: A SONG FOR MATTHEW SHEPARD; the middle-grade novel, HACHIKO WAITS and the children’s books, A SWEET PASSOVER, JUST LIKE MAMA, THE BEST CAT IN THE WORLD, THE BOY WHO CRIED FABULOUS, and HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES.
  • 5 Questions With... Ellis Weiner (THE TEMPLETON TWINS HAVE AN IDEA)

    Ellis Weiner’s writing has been making kids and grown-ups laugh for more than 30 years. Ellis skewered popular culture at NATIONAL LAMPOON and SPY Magazine, and entertained the preschool set as a writer for such beloved TV shows as BEAR IN THE BIG BLUE HOUSE, READING RAINBOW, and EUREKA’S CASTLE.
  • 5 Questions With... Steve Sheinkin (BOMB)

    A reformed textbook writer, Steve Sheinkin has dedicated his recent career to making up for his previous sins by writing gripping narratives that would never make it past the school board. He is the author of several fascinating books on American history, including THE NOTORIOUS BENEDICT ARNOLD, which won the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for nonfiction.
  • 5 Questions With... Denise Brennan-Nelson (MAESTRO STU SAVES THE ZOO)

    Denise Brennan-Nelson is an award-winning children's book author. As a frequent lecturer and speaker she encourages adults and children to tap into their imaginations to create richer, fuller lives. She also shares her enthusiasm for reading and writing in unique school presentations across the country.
  • 5 Questions With... Shannon Hale (Princess Academy series)

    Shannon Hale is the Newbery Honor–winning and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of PRINCESS ACADEMY, THE BOOKS OF BAYERN, BOOK OF A THOUSAND DAYS, and the graphic novels RAPUNZEL’S REVENGE and CALAMITY JACK—as well as three novels for adults.
  • 5 Questions With... Marta Acosta (DARK COMPANION)

    Marta Acosta is the author of the award winning Casa Dracula novels and NANCY’S THEORY OF STYLE, and was a frequent contributor to the San Francisco CHRONICLE and the CONTRA CONTA TIMES. A graduate of Stanford University, she has degrees in literature and creative writing.
  • 5 Questions With... Glennette Tilley Turner (FORT MOSE; AN APPLE FOR HARRIET TUBMAN)

    Glennette Tilley Turner is an author, historian, and educator. Since the early 1970s, the Underground Railroad has been the focus of much of her historical research, particularly in Illinois and elsewhere in the Middle West and in, recent years, her childhood home of St. Augustine, Florida. She taught elementary school in Chicago, Maywood, and Wheaton, IL for more than twenty-four years.
  • 5 Questions With... J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen (TAKE TWO! A CELEBRATION OF TWINS)

    J. Patrick Lewis is the author of more than seventy books for children and was recently named Children’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. His books include FIRST DOG, SPOT THE PLOT: A RIDDLE BOOK OF BOOK RIDDLES, THE HOUSE, and KINDERGARTEN CAT. Jane Yolen is the award-winning author of over three hundred children’s books, including OWL MOON, a Caldecott Medal winner; the How Do Dinoaurs…? series; and SEA QUEENS.
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