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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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Children’s Books for Presidents’ Day

Contrary to what many elementary school children think, we don’t celebrate President’s Day just so we can have four consecutive days off of school in the winter, although that is an added bonus for some. We celebrate this holiday to honor our nation’s past presidents. The term Presidents’ Day is the name commonly used for… Continue reading Children’s Books for Presidents’ Day

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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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What I Want to Accomplish in 2019 Even if I Don’t Win the Lottery – Blog Hop

The start of a new year is like a blank slate, and we don’t know what will be written upon it. Even if we don’t hold that winning lottery ticket, there are loads of things we can engrave on it. My writerly pals and I are sharing our hopes – on the writing road and… Continue reading What I Want to Accomplish in 2019 Even if I Don’t Win the Lottery – Blog Hop

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Q&A With Author Lisa Mullan

Please welcome Lisa Mullan–UK scientist, teacher, and children’s book author of two exciting educational series about the science of DNA. Q. Hi Lisa! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. Hello, Shana, and thanks for inviting me today. I have a PhD in biochemistry and have spent most of my… Continue reading Q&A With Author Lisa Mullan

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Holiday Books: Four More Christmas Reads!

To wrap up my holiday books roundup today, I’ve got four more delightful titles to share with you. I hope you’ll check them out. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! P.I. Penguin and the Case of the Christmas Lights by Bec J Smith. Illustrated by Adit Galih For ages 5-8 This holiday, P.I. Penguin… Continue reading Holiday Books: Four More Christmas Reads!

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HOLIDAY BOOKS Yule Be Sorry: An Unconventional Christmas Tale

Today in my holiday books roundup I’m featuring a middle grade book by British author Clare Allison. Yule Be Sorry: An Unconventional Christmas Tale is for children ages nine and over. It fuses a heart-warming story with adventure, villains and even a topical political undertone, all while remaining festive for the December holidays. Santa has… Continue reading HOLIDAY BOOKS Yule Be Sorry: An Unconventional Christmas Tale

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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

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Holiday Books: December Celebrations

My next installment in the holiday books roundup comes to us from Dr. Terance Shipman who hails from the great state of Georgia. He writes an absolutely delightful picture book series called Mr. Shipman’s Kindergarten Chronicles. Having spent over a decade teaching kindergarten in his early years, it’s my guess that at least some aspects… Continue reading Holiday Books: December Celebrations