Christmas Around the World

Have you ever wondered how people around the world celebrate Christmas? There are lots and lots of traditions from other countries that you may recognize from your own family's celebrations, such as decorating a tree or a visit from Santa Claus, but just where did these traditions come from? If Santa Claus has ever visited […]

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Marilyn Singer Q&A

Get to know April's Author of the Month, Marilyn Singer, as she talks about the inspiration behind her latest book, Echo Echo, reverso poetry and which Greek god she would be for a day. Where did you get your idea for this book? I’ve written three books of reverso poetry.  A reverso is one poem with […]

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Andrea Davis Pinkney Q&A

Get to know February's Author of the Month, Andrea Davis Pinkney, as she talks about the inspiration behind her latest book, Rhythm Ride, how she got her start in writing and her favorite Motown sound. Where did you get your idea for this book? RHYTHM RIDE started with music. Do you remember the very first time […]

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Ali Benjamin Q & A

Get to know January's Author of the Month, Ali Benjamin, as she talks about the inspiration behind her first novel, The Thing About Jellyfish, how she got her start in writing and how to craft a great story. Where did you get your idea for this book? The biggest inspiration for this book was my […]

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Author of the Month Ali Benjamin

When Suzy's best friend dies, she can't accept that fact that "sometimes things just happen." To work through her grief, she uses the scientific method to prove that Franny, who was an excellent swimmer, could not have drowned but must have been stung by the world's deadliest jellyfish. Told through flashbacks and Suzy's scientific research, […]

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