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  • 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.
  • 5 Questions With... Gloria Whelan (HOMELESS BIRD, THE BOY WHO WANTED TO COOK)

    Gloria Whelan has published over fifty books for young readers. Her young adult novel, HOMELESS BIRD, received a National Book Award. Her books have appeared on the ALA Notable Children’s Books, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, and IRA Children’s Choices lists.
  • 5 Questions With... Annie Barrows (Ivy and Bean series)

    Annie Barrows is the author of the Ivy and Bean children’s series, which has sold over 2 million copies, as well as of THE MAGIC HALF. She is also the co-author, with her aunt, Mary Ann Shaffer, of THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY.
  • 5 Questions With... Sara Varon (ROBOT DREAMS, BAKE SALE)

    Sara Varon is a comic book artist, illustrator, and printmaker, currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Her books include CHICKEN AND CAT, CHICKEN AND CAT CLEAN UP, ROBOT DREAMS, and BAKE SALE. Her forthcoming graphic novel, ODD DUCK, is a collaboration with the writer Cecil Castellucci. It’s due out in Spring 2013.
  • 5 Questions With... Dave Roman (ASTRONAUT ACADEMY: ZERO GRAVITY)

    Dave Roman is the author of several graphic novels including ASTRONAUT ACADEMY: ZERO GRAVITY, AGNES QUILL: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MYSTERY and the upcoming TEEN BOAT. He has contributed stories to EXPLORER: THE MYSTERY BOXES, NURSERY RHYME COMICS, and is the co-author of two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, X-MEN: MISFITS and THE LAST AIRBENDER: ZUKO’S STORY.
  • 5 Questions With... Wendy Henrichs (WHEN ANJU LOVED BEING AN ELEPHANT)

    Wendy Henrichs is the author of I AM TAMA, LUCKY CAT (Peachtree Publishers) and WHEN ANJU LOVED BEING AN ELEPHANT (Sleeping Bear Press). Although she knew she wanted to be a published author at seven years old, it took more than a few decades, only happening after her husband and two sons moved to Iowa City, Iowa—an UNESCO City of Literature where novel quotes are literally underfoot on downtown sidewalks.
  • 5 Questions With... Toni Buzzeo (LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTMAS)

    Toni Buzzeo, well-known for her lively spirit and sense of humor, is the award-winning author of fourteen picture books with five more forthcoming, including ONE COOL FRIEND. For sixteen years, she worked as a school librarian honing her knowledge of children's literature.
  • 5 Questions With... Matt de la Peña (I WILL SAVE YOU)

    Matt de la Peña is the author of four critically-acclaimed young adult novels (BALL DON'T LIE, MEXICAN WHITEBOY, WE WERE HERE and I WILL SAVE YOU, which was released in paperback earlier this week) and one picture book (A NATION’S HOPE: THE STORY OF BOXING LEGEND JOE LOUIS, illustrated by Kadir Nelson).
  • 5 Questions With... Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones (DEAR BULLY)

    Megan Kelley Hall is the author of the young adult novels SISTERS OF MISERY and THE LOST SISTER. She lives north of Boston. Carrie Jones is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Need series—which includes NEED, CAPTIVATE, and ENTICE—as well as GIRL, HERO; LOVE (AND OTHER USES FOR DUCT TAPE); and TIPS ON HAVING A GAY (EX) BOYFRIEND.
  • 5 Questions With... the legendary Judy Blume!

    Judy Blume’s books have won hundreds of awards. She is the recipient of the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Adults as well as children will recognize such Blume titles as ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET; BLUBBER; JUST AS LONG AS WE'RE TOGETHER; and the five book series about the irrepressible Fudge.
  • 5 Questions With... Tanya Lee Stone

    Tanya Lee Stone is a former editor and award-winning author who often writes about strong women. She has garnered starred reviews and other accolades for books such as Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald and the highly popular Amelia Earhart. In honor of the upcoming July 20th anniversary of the first moon landing, we thought we''d talk to Tanya about her book Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream.
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