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Q&A With Children’s Author Maria Matthews

Please welcome Maria Matthews, Irish author of the delightful chapter book, The Runaway Schoolhouse, to the Reading Room today. Q. Welcome, Maria! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. I live north of Dublin city, Ireland, in a rural village. Like every other writer, I grew up reading and loved… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Maria Matthews

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Q&A With Children’s Author & Illustrator Nathaniel Gold

Today is World Wildlife Day, and I’d like to take the opportunity to welcome author and award-winning illustrator Nathaniel Gold to the Reading Room. His fascinating work with chimpanzees, combined with an amazing artistic ability, turned his passion for wildlife into a highly unique and entertaining middle grade series. Q. Hi Nathaniel! Please tell us… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author & Illustrator Nathaniel Gold

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Q&A With The Macalino Authors

Today I’m featuring an entire FAMILY of authors. That’s right! Each member of the family—mom, dad, and both kids—writes and publishes children’s books! Please welcome the delightful Macalino Authors to the Reading Room, from left to right below: Damien, Tonya, Heléna, and Raymond. Q. Hi everyone! Could you tell us a little bit about yourselves and… Continue reading Q&A With The Macalino Authors

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Author Spotlight on Yours Truly

I was excited to see this on Guess What Books’ Facebook page this morning! Thought I’d share it with you, since I often showcase other authors here but don’t often mention much about myself (except, of course, when I go on and on about my own books;) Guess What Books: This week’s #AuthorSpotlight is on… Continue reading Author Spotlight on Yours Truly

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Rosco’s December Magic-a short story

A Rosco the Rascal Tale for Christmas by Shana Gorian© December 2015. All rights reserved. This story is available for members of Wattpad and Movellas published in chapter-version if you or your little one prefers. PS. For ages 6+. (Contains no holiday spoilers!) It was Rosco’s first Christmas with the McKendrick family. Late in the… Continue reading Rosco’s December Magic-a short story

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New Cover is Out!

My Land of Snow’s new cover is finally out, and still in time for Christmas stockings or Kindle-stocking! This is not a story about Christmas, so it makes for a nice post-holiday, cozy read for your children. If your kids loved Rosco’s adventures at the pumpkin patch or at summer camp, I think they’ll love… Continue reading New Cover is Out!

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Q&A With Children’s Author K. Lamb: Halloween Edition!

Today, I’d like to introduce an author with a delightful chapter book series, one of which is a perfect addition to your child’s trick-or-treat reading lineup. K. Lamb, author of the Dani P. Mystery books, is also literacy advocate, blogger, book reviewer, and more. Q. Welcome K. Lamb! Please tell us a little bit about… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author K. Lamb: Halloween Edition!

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Q&A With Children’s Author Elyse Bruce

Today I’d like to introduce the award-winning and wildly prolific author, illustrator, songwriter, and composer, Elyse Bruce. Her children’s book character, Missy Barrett, travels the world on countless adventures. I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading about Elyse (and Missy) and their many amazing pursuits! Q. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books.… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Elyse Bruce