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Author Mat Waugh On Bugs, Bananas and Grandparents

Today, Mat Waugh, author of the Cheeky Charlie series, discusses why his funny stories for kids seem to strike a chord with grandparents, too. Mat: As a children’s author – particularly one who measures success in the breadth of a child’s smile – I’m occasionally taken to task by parents who disagree with the notional… Continue reading Author Mat Waugh On Bugs, Bananas and Grandparents

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Q&A With Ellen L. Buikema

Please welcome writer, speaker, and storyteller Ellen L. Buikema to the Reading Room today. Q. Hello Ellen! Please tell us about yourself and your books. A. Hello and thanks for having me! I started thinking about writing a long time before I actually did anything about it. When I was around 8 years old, my… Continue reading Q&A With Ellen L. Buikema

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Q&A With Children’s Author Diane Rose Duffy

I’d like to introduce none other than a grandmother and granddaughter writing team today, Diane Duffy and Lilly Bicho, co-authors of the chapter-book Bogart Series. I love that these two work side by side on their books and I also love that their stories are told from a dog’s perspective! Q. Hi Diane! Please tell… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Diane Rose Duffy

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Kids Books & Brews, San Diego

Please join me for a good cause today where you can bring the Mini-Me’s but hang out with other grown-ups at a grown-up place! 😉 Here’s the listing for the event with more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/403926109975774/ Join us for an afternoon of award-winning kids books and brews at Second Chance Beer Company! (Sorry kids, brews for… Continue reading Kids Books & Brews, San Diego

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Q&A With Children’s 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 Q&A With Children’s Author Janet Balletta

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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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Rosco the Rascal New Release!

Top ‘O the Mornin’ to ya! I released a  new book this week, just in time for one of my favorite holidays, and wanted to let you all know about it! Book Summary: Rosco the Rascal at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade This time it’s not Rosco the Rascal who’s been making mischief – it’s… Continue reading Rosco the Rascal New Release!

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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 Maria B. Hayden

Please join me in welcoming the lovely Maria B. Hayden, British author and illustrator, to the Reading Room. I must tell you, reading her story had me spellbound from start to finish. She has a fascinating way with details, and as you’ll see, with rhyme. Q. Hello, Maria. Please tell us a little bit about yourself… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Maria B. Hayden