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Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ thoughts on reading The Boxcar Children

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner, the first book in the series, has come to life in the animated film, “The Boxcar Children,” with voice actors Joey King, Mackenzie Foy, Zachary Gordon, and Jaden Sand.  Directors include Daniel Chuba … Continue reading

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Hilary McKay Lulu Blog Tour

  The Lulu books have arrived in the United States and Canada with a blast! Thanks to five starred reviews and a number of best book lists — including ALSC’s Notable Children’s Books – Lulu and the Duck in the … Continue reading

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BEING HENRY DAVID Blog Tour Cal Armistead February 19-March 2, 2013 Debut author Cal Armistead is hitting the virtual road for her first blog tour. Her contemporary YA novel Being Henry David (Albert Whitman Teen) has already received great attention in … Continue reading

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April is also Autism Awareness Month

Since this is Autism Awareness Month we want to remind you of some of our great titles featuring children (both real and fictional) with autism. Many of these titles have won awards and are excellent books to read to kids … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month!

In honor of National Poetry Month, here is an excerpt from A FUNERAL IN THE BATHROOM, written by Kalli Dakos and illustrated by Mark Beech.    A Funeral in the Bathroom   Tears in the bathroom, time to say good-bye … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: author Alison Formento

The Buzz on THESE BEES COUNT!: Inspiration and Information  by Alison Formento One of my favorite questions from students when I visit schools or libraries is how do I get the ideas for my books. For my new book, I … Continue reading

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Tales of Spring Break

by Caity in Sales This unusual weather has made it feel like spring here in Chicago, but we all know that winter is not officially over. With spring break just around the corner, the Albert Whitman staff thought we’d share … Continue reading

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What’s in a Cover?

by Kristin in Editorial We at Albert Whitman are no fools: We know that everyone literally judges books by their covers. A cover can make or break a book’s success in the marketplace. A book’s cover is its first impression … Continue reading

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Rolling with the changes

Things never stay the same at publishing houses. Offices move, editors come and go, and submissions guidelines change all the time. Within the past five years here at AWCo we’ve relocated, seen two retirements in Editorial, experienced new leadership, and … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Sarah, Age 10

My name is Sarah, and I am 10 years old.  I am a fifth grader in Mount Prospect, Illinois.  I recently read Small Steps:  The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret.  I was assigned this novel in my reading … Continue reading

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