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October 18, 2017

We all know what it’s like to fall down.

Maybe we fall in love, and the person we desire does not (or cannot) return our affections. That is a fall that hurts.

Maybe we finally muster up the courage to pursue our creative dreams, and...

October 12, 2017

Full confession: when I happened upon Lin Oliver at a tiny book fair in Pasadena a couple of months ago, I hadn't remembered she was co-founder and Executive Director ofSCBWI(Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), th...

Book cover:  Robin Preiss Glasser

Author photo: Sam Diephuis

You Made Me a Mother (HarperCollins) is a sweet picture book debut for author Laurenne Sala, with captivating images by veteran illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser. In th...

When he was in the second grade, Bruce Hale had an idea for a monster book inspired by a moment when he and his friend were watching a horror movie. His father dressed up as a werewolf and scared the living daylights out of them. N...

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