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#FridayReads with Albert Whitman Staff …Plus StarWarsReadsDay!

It’s #FridayReads with Albert Whitman Staffers!  Today Senior Editor Wendy McClure talks about her current reads: So I’m one of those nerds who does the reading challenge on Goodreads, where you set a reading goal for the year and log all your books. In the past years my … Continue reading

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Colleen Gleason remembers distinct, family-oriented images from The Boxcar Children

In light of the new animated film, “The Boxcar Children,” our author series continues with author Colleen Gleason, who read The Boxcar Children, by Gertrude Chandler Warner, as a child. The film features voice actors Joey King, Mackenzie Foy, Zachary Gordon, and … Continue reading

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#FridayReads with Albert Whitman Staff

It’s the perfect storm! #Fridayreads and #BannedBooksWeek. You know all of us at Albert Whitman love books. Publishing them and reading them. Going forward, every #FridayReads we’re going to have one of our staffers talk about a book they’re currently … Continue reading

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Karen Hawkins’ magical adventure with The Boxcar Children

The first animated DVD of The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner, the first book in the series, is now on sale wherever DVDs are sold! The film features voice actors Joey King, Mackenzie Foy, Zachary Gordon, and Jaden Sand.  Directors … Continue reading

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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

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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