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The Colombian Mermaid with Author Janet Balletta

Today, I’d like to welcome author Janet Balletta to the Reading Room. Her first book, based on a Colombian legend and available in Spanish as well as in English, has a wonderful  and unusual Easter theme. Q. Welcome Janet! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. I was born in… Continue reading The Colombian Mermaid with Author Janet Balletta

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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 Children’s Author Monika Mira

Joining us from the great state of Hawaii, please welcome award-winning author and illustrator Monika Mira, whose lifelong passion for marine conservation led her to develop beautiful educational material for children focused on marine science. Q. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. I have always loved the ocean, so… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Monika Mira

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Q&A With Children’s Author Barbara Ann Mojica

Today in the Reading Room, we’re talking with the lovely Barbara Ann Mojica, author of the award-winning, nonfiction Little Miss History series. The seven books in her series take young readers across the USA from the Sequoias to Mount Vernon. Even the savviest of young travelers and history buffs are sure to enjoy these books.… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Barbara Ann Mojica

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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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Q&A With Children’s Author Cindi Handley Goodeaux

Today I have the pleasure of introducing the joyful and vivacious Cindi Handley Goodeaux and her equally joyful feline character, Princess Jellibean. With Cindi’s first picture book release this November, Cindi has already been a very busy author. Please welcome her to the Reading Room. Q. Hi Cindi! Please tell us a little bit about… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Cindi Handley Goodeaux

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The New Face of Rosco the Rascal

Just wanted to introduce the new face of Rosco the Rascal. His new logo is in full color now but still depicts that smiling, sweet, tongue-out, happy German shepherd we know and love. Look for him and his upcoming adventures in the Rosco the Rascal series! This beautiful artwork was done by illustrator Josh Addessi.… Continue reading The New Face of Rosco the Rascal