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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Author of the Month Marilyn Singer

Stories of a magical world created long ago. Created long ago, a magical world of stories. Flip your idea of poetry and Greek myths upside down with award-winning author, poet, inventor of reverso poetry and April's Author of the Month, Marilyn Singer. In her third book of reverso poetry, Echo Echo, Singer breathes new life […]

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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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Author of the Month R.J. Palacio

"We carry within us the wonders we seek around us."—Sir Thomas Browne Get to know October's Author of the Month, R.J. Palacio, as she talks about the inspiration behind her first book, Wonder, and her writing process. Use the questions below to guide your reading of the book, and read a guest blog Palacio wrote for […]

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Author of the Month Jeff Anderson

School fundraising has never been more hilarious in Jeff Anderson's first novel for kids, Zack Delacruz: Me And My Big Mouth. When he decides to stand up for another student who is being bullied, 12-year-old Zack Delacruz sets himself up to lead the sixth grade in their fundraiser for the school dance along side the […]

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Jeff Anderson Q & A

Get to know August's Author of the Month, Jeff Anderson, as he talks about the inspiration behind his first book for kids, Zack Delacruz: Me And My Big Mouth, how he got his start in writing and the power of keeping a journal. Where did you get your idea for this book? I was a teacher […]

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