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  • 3 Questions with Tami Charles

    Would you consider Like Vanessa a “pageant story?” Nope, not at all! Like Vanessa is about a thirteen-year-old girl who faithfully watches the Miss America pageant every year, hoping a …

  • 3 Questions with Dr. Neeti Bathala

    What motivated you, a University-level Professor, to write books for a distinctly younger audience than you usually teach? My goal was simple: to get young people to realize that anyone …

  • 3 Questions with Jonathan London

    Where do you get your information or ideas for books? I get most of my ideas for books from personal experiences. My best-known books are the ones in my Froggy …

  • Three Questions with Linda Olafsdottir

    Who is your favorite kid-lit character? Without a doubt that would be Pippi Longstocking by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. I think Lindgren is one of the best children’s book …

  • Three Questions with Erin Dealey

    Do you purposely write with #diversity and #inclusion in mind? Yes and no… No—in that I don’t purposely think of these as “trends” that I should follow so my books …

  • Three Questions with Eric A. Kimmel

    When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? When I was in Kindergarten, before I knew how to read or write. Our teacher read Horton Hatches The …

  • Three Questions with Dianne Ochiltree

    Of all the wonderful books you’ve written which is your favorite, and why? My favorite published book for young readers has to be MOLLY, BY GOLLY! The Legend of Molly …

  • Three Questions with Wednesday Kirwan

    What’s the difference between illustrating a book written by another author and illustrating a book you’ve written? Illustrating a story, whether my own or some one else’s is always a …

  • Three Questions with Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier

    Why do you write books about children with disabilities living inclusive lives? I have a deep and profound belief that the extent to which children with disabilities are included in …

  • Three Questions with Darcy Pattison

    Were there any problems writing THE NANTUCKET SEA MONSTER: A Fake News Story? About six or sever years ago, I heard about the puppeteer, Tony Sarg, who designed the Macy’s …

  • Three Questions with Sally Wern Comport

    How do you approach illustrating children’s books? What are some hallmarks of your illustration style? I approach illustrating children’s books very specifically for each title, subject, and cultural time period. …

  • Three Questions with A.L. Tait

    Why do you write (predominantly) for boys? As a female author, I’m often asked why I use my initials as my pen name (A.L. Tait, not Allison Tait) and I …

  • Three Questions with Mindy Dwyer

    What did you want to be when you grew up? When asked that ever-present question as a child, I always stated, “I want to be a nurse (like my mom) …

  • Three Questions with Josh Funk

    What made you write a fractured fairy tale? I’ve always been intrigued by the ridiculousness of some fairy tale premises. Did Little Red Riding Hood really not recognize that a …


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