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IF I WERE HUMAN Blog Tour and Giveaway

I knew I’d like author W.B. Tyler when I read the following on his Amazon Bio page: “A lifelong daydreamer, he is best known for laughing quietly to himself during serious business meetings.” I liked him even better when I learned that his book’s main characters are dogs. (Consider the source 😉 ). Over the… Continue reading IF I WERE HUMAN Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Q&A With Author Lillie Sloan

Please welcome children’s author Lillie Sloan. She’ll be discussing her debut novel, Winifred Rose Armstrong: IT Happened, an early chapter book. A. Hello, Shana, and thanks for allowing me to stop by. Q. I’m glad you’re here. Would you tell us about yourself? A. Sure, my name is Lillie Sloan and I’m a children’s fiction… Continue reading Q&A With Author Lillie Sloan

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Q&A With Authoring Trio Bec J. Smith

Summer vacation has just begun at our house and so has what I like to call the overplaying-of-video-games season. This week on the blog I’m featuring an author who writes, among other books, a series for kids inspired by the game Fortnite, which, of course, needs little introduction. 😉 But Rebecca’s story is very interesting… Continue reading Q&A With Authoring Trio Bec J. Smith

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Q&A with Author S.T. Sanchez

Just last week I had the pleasure of visiting the great state of Texas–Dallas, to be exact. I knew I was in for a pleasant weekend when I read the words “Howdy, Y’all” across the sliding glass doors of my hotel. I found the landscape to be green and lush, the city to be not… Continue reading Q&A with Author S.T. Sanchez

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Two Resources for Writers Seeking to Publish a Children’s Book

I am frequently asked questions about how to publish a children’s book, and since I barely seem to have enough time to self-publish my own books these days, 😉 yet I like to be helpful to good people who ask an honest question, I want to make a few reccomendations to those of you who… Continue reading Two Resources for Writers Seeking to Publish a Children’s Book

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Science/Fiction: Q&A With Author Tracy Borgmeyer

My guest today, Tracy Borgmeyer and her science-themed middle grade books are of particular interest to me because I have a daughter (who’s fifteen now) who actually loves science and is thinking of focusing on it in some way when she goes off to college in a few years. She would have gone bananas for… Continue reading Science/Fiction: Q&A With Author Tracy Borgmeyer

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And now for something completely different: Q&A With Author M.D. Whalen

My guest today, Larry Feign, (aka. M.D. Whalen) writes for both children and adults and has had a fascinating career which has encompassed writing, illustrating, publishing, and more. Among other things, he authored a political and lifestyle comic strip for many years for a prominent Hong Kong publication. His work has been featured in Time… Continue reading And now for something completely different: Q&A With Author M.D. Whalen

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Best Children’s Books for Valentine’s Day

This post by Melissa Taylor is reblogged from Imagination Soup. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get special children’s books to give and read. From sweet to silly to yes, even gross, find the best kids’ books for the holiday. I’ve divided the books into board books for babies… Continue reading Best Children’s Books for Valentine’s Day

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Holiday Books: Story Bird Dance and the Snowbird Ballet

Today in our holiday roundup I’d like to introduce a wonderful early middle grade book, Story Bird Dance and the Snowbird Ballet by author Yolanda King. The illustrations are done by artist Pia Reyes and the book is part of a series called Story Bird Dance. Story Bird Dance and the Snowbird Ballet The first… Continue reading Holiday Books: Story Bird Dance and the Snowbird Ballet