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May 29, 2020

I grew up with two younger siblings. There were times when two of us against banded together against the other one. But the times I remember most are the ones where it was the three of us against the world. 

I think just about every child can relate to dealing with a younger chil...

May 27, 2020

I believe our children are shaped by the books they read.

~ Carolyn Leiloglou

Carolyn Leiloglou (lay-LAW-glue) lives with her husband and four kids in San Antonio, Texas, home to the Alamo and the world’s largest pair of cowboy boots. Carolyn was a finalist for the 2018 Katherine Patterson...

May 25, 2020

Born and raised in the Midwest, Amber Hendricks grew up reading everything she could get her hands on- including the morning cereal boxes. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Merchandising, with an emphasis on Visual Merchandising, from Northwest Missouri State University.

Amber has worn man...

May 22, 2020

Were you the kid who brought home stray cats, dogs, squirrels, rabbits, . . .? Or maybe you rescued small wild animals -  squirrels or birds? Snails or slugs?

One time when we were camping, my brother and I once brought goats to our campsite (though I honestly can't tell you where we...

May 22, 2020

Molly Ruttan grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY and holds a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art. Upon graduation she moved to Los Angeles and established a career as a graphic designer and illustrator. Molly and her family currently have the pleasure of caring for five strays and rescu...

May 20, 2020

Today, I have the distinct pleasure of talking with Eileen Ryan Ewen. She is the award-winning illustrator of 4 children’s books published by Sleeping Bear Press - Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story by Lindsey McDivitt (2018), Symphony of Cowbells by Heather Preusser (2017), Mr....

May 15, 2020

In this time of uncertainty and isolation, books can help provide an escape and an inspiration for creativity. Provide a special family time. And offer a safe place to explore emotions and fears. Books can show us more about ourselves and provide a window into other's motivations. The Chr...

May 13, 2020

Today I have the pleasure to introduce you to three authors from the STEAM Team 2020 with books releasing in May. I do hope you enjoy this look at some great books and fascinating creatives.

"STEAM Team 2020 is a group of authors who have a Science, Technology, Engineer...

May 11, 2020

Lina Maslo is an award-winning author/illustrator with a Degree in Art from New College of Florida. Born in Ukraine, she moved to the United States at the age of five and spent most of her childhood in Florida. She lives with her husband and children in South Carolina.

Her debut book, Free...

May 8, 2020

It's hard to believe that just eight months ago, I travelled to London. It seems like a lifetime ago. A big fan of Beatrix Potter, I wandered around Kensington, Kew Gardens, and the Victoria & Albert Museum. In addition, of course, to the Dr. Who Museum, a few castles, and King's Cross St...

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