What If a Fish: magical realism, author interview & book giveaway

What a delightful debut middle grade novel! What If a Fish came out in 2020 from Simon & Schuster Books…

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A Navajo Story: author interview and book giveaway!

Congratulations to Brian Young on the release today of his debut middle grade novel, Healer of the Water Monster, out…

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MG Survival Story: author interview and giveaway!

I love survival stories and found Frances Greenslade‘s Red Fox Road so compelling, I devoured it in two sittings. From…

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“I let myself daydream”: interview with Lauren Wolk & book giveaway

  Echo Mountain is a fabulous new story from the award-winning Lauren Wolk, out in 2020 from Dutton/Penguin Young Readers.…

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Malcolm and Me: author interview and book giveaway

Author-interviews are especially fun when a good friend has a debut coming out! Congrats to Robin Farmer on this month’s…

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Domestic Violence in MG Fiction: interview & giveaway

When I began Shannon Doleski‘s upper-middle grade debut Mary Underwater, the sparse and powerful prose hooked me on page one.…

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How to Build Suspense: author interview & giveaway

When I asked author Tina Athaide how she made her debut novel so suspenseful, she gave me a mini-course on…

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Blue Skies: author interview & giveaway

In Blue Skies eleven year-old Glory Bea believes her daddy will come home from the war. He has to. He…

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