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It’s Child’s Play … or Is It?

Author and illustrator, Heather B. Moon, on writing books for children It’s all in the Game. I’m an ex-teacher. I used to spend my day around children of all ages. Teaching them to write, inspiring their creativity, reading to them, helping them find books of their own to love. I would catch myself noticing little… Continue reading It’s Child’s Play … or Is It?

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Help! My Kid Hates Writing! What Should I Do?

Please welcome New Zealand author, guest blogger, and creative writing teacher, Helen Vivienne Fletcher, as she discusses ways to help children learn to love the art of writing. Help! My Kid Hates Writing! What should I do? I often hear this from parents. Unfortunately I don’t have a one-size-fits-all answer for you. What I can… Continue reading Help! My Kid Hates Writing! What Should I Do?

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Q&A With Children’s Author D.G. Driver

Please welcome award-winning author D.G. Driver to the Reading Room today. With a successful Young Adult series already under her belt, she has moved on to exploring Middle Grade fiction. Her recently published MG book, No One Needed to Know, is a story focusing on the heartwrenching challenges faced by an eleven-year-old girl whose older… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author D.G. Driver

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Q&A With Children’s Author Kate Cullen

Today I’d like to welcome Kate Cullen, author and illustrator of the Game On Boys middle grade series to the Reading Room. Her books have been known to entice even the most addicted video gaming kids away from their screens to read for a while-and enjoy it! Q. Hi Kate! Please tell us a little… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Kate Cullen

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Q&A With Children’s Author Deborah Bence Boerema

Today’s featured author shares with us a beautiful picture book about two of my favorite subjects: Christmas and dogs. (Not to mention that the illustrations of this adorable little pup certainly have a way of tugging at my heartstrings.) Please welcome the lovely Deborah Bence Boerema to the Reading Room. I know you’ll enjoy reading… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Deborah Bence Boerema

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How to Use the Holidays to Sell More Books

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Written word media recently published a great post with ideas on how to take advantage of holiday marketing trends to sell your books. With Christmas fast approaching, I figured this is a great time to have a look at the main points: 1. Between mid-November and early January, everyone…

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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

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Q&A With Children’s Author Nancy O’Neill

Today I’m interviewing the author of the award-winning Guess What series for kids whose unique approach to publishing involves running art contests for kids! Please welcome the highly accomplished, think-outside-the-box  writer and publisher, Nancy O’Neill, to the Reading Room. Q. Hi Nancy. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. Hi… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Nancy O’Neill