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Get to know April's Author of the Month, Kate Hannigan, as she talks about the inspiration behind her latest book, The Detective's Assistant, how s… More
Meet the world's first female detective, Kate Warne, and her spunky niece, Nell, in Kate Hannigan's latest novel The Detective's Assistant.
On t… More
How many women were in Congress for the first 128 years the U.S. was a country? Ilene Cooper explores the history of women in politics.…
Celebrate Women's History Month and get to know March's Author of the Month, Ilene Cooper, as she talks about the inspiration behind her latest boo… More
Congratulations to our January Author of the Month, Kwame Alexander, who won the Newbery Medal on Monday for his novel The Crossover.…
Get to know the multi-talented writer, poet, teacher, inspirational speaker and January's Author of the Month, Kwame Alexander as he debunks five m… More
Try these other novels and novels in verse about basketball and family.
and the cold came creeping,
came prickling into our hearts.
Winter has arrived in Chicago and everyone, animals included, is preparing… More
Lyrical poems and informative text describe how plants and animals survive in the bitter cold of winter.
Get to know Newbery Honor winning author, poet and December's Author of the Month, Joyce Sidman. …
Enjoy these great reads for 3rd-6th graders by Joyce Sidman, our author of the month for December 2014.
If you loved Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold, try these other poems about animals in winter.
Getting geared up for science fair? Frank Einstein and his best pal, Watson, tackle some big science questions in Frank Einstein and the Antima… More
Get to know the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and September's Author of the Month, Jon Scieszka (rhymes with "Fresca"). H… More
Enjoy these great reads for 3rd-6th graders by Jon Scieszka, our author of the month for September 2014.
If you loved Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor, try these other stories about inventors, scientists and robots.
Learn more about Freedom Summer, the civil rights movement and the Mississippi Burning trial.
Enjoy these great reads for 3rd-6th graders by Susan Goldman Rubin, our author of the month for July 2014.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer.
Find out more about award winning biographer, Susan Goldman Rubin, July's Author of the Month. She remembers her childhood love of books and re… More
On July 2, 1964, President Johnson signed of the Civil Rights act, making segregation, the practice of having separate facilities, such as bath… More
Violet's world blooms when she finally meets her father's mother and discovers the African American side of her family in The Blossoming Univer… More
Get to know Coretta Scott King Honor winning novelist Brenda Woods, June's Author of the Month. She explains the inspiration behind her lastest nov… More
Will Nate Foster realize his dream of seeing his name in lights on Broadway? Find out in Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim Federle, May’s Author o… More
Head back stage for a behind the scenes glimpse into the mind of Tim Federle, CPL's Author of the Month for May. Federle shares is love of musical … More
Hit one out of the park with New Kid by Tim Green, April’s Author of the Month.
If only life were as easy off the field as it is on the fiel… More
Get to know Tim Green: former pro-football player, best-selling author and CPL's Author of the Month for April. Green shares why he thinks reading … More
Travel back to 1871 Wisconsin for pigeon nestings, a missing sister and a giant fire in One Came Home by Amy Timberlake, February's Author of t… More
Get to know Amy Timberlake, February’s Author of the Month. She explains the inspiration behind her Newbery Medal Honor winning book, what got her … More