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Explore a world of dinosaurs this #FridayReads!

Happy Friday, everyone.  TGIF!  Am I right? For today’s #FridayReads, Ellen Kokontis shares some of her favorite books from childhood. It’s my birthday tomorrow, and that’s gotten me thinking about some of the best presents I ever got as a … Continue reading

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#Fridayreads: Middle-grade audio books

Editorial Director Kelly Barrales-Saylor shares her thought on a couple audio books for this week’s edition of #FridayReads! A couple weeks ago Wendy wrote in her #FridayReads that she recently discovered audiobooks. There must be something in the water at AW&Co, … Continue reading

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#FridayReads with Wendy McClure

It’s #FridayReads with Albert Whitman Staffers!  Today Senior Editor Wendy McClure talks about her current reads: Remember back in October when I told you I wasn’t sure I was going to hit my Goodreads Challenge Goal for 2014?  It turns out—whew!—I did. Those lazy days … Continue reading

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#FridayReads: J. K. Rowling picks

Albert Whitman’s Associate Editor Kristin Zelazko  joins us for this week’s #FridayReads! Take it away, Kristin!  I resisted at first. No, that’s not true. I resisted for a very long time. But then I landed a job in children’s publishing … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season to shop

The Princess Who Had No Kingdom was in love with the court jester and wanted to find him and everyone on her gift list something special because it was almost The Night Before Christmas.     On Saturday, the princess … Continue reading

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T. Jefferson Parker’s love for reading, suspense fostered by The Boxcar Children

Award-winning New York Times bestselling author T. Jefferson Parker joins our guest author blogger series, as The Boxcar Children series fostered his love of reading, mystery and suspense as a child. With the new animated film, “The Boxcar Children,” arriving … Continue reading

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Author Gary Urey’s Boxcar Children Adventure

Author Gary Urey, a graduate of the America Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, discusses his childhood love for The Boxcar Children. The animated film of “The Boxcar Children,” based on the first book in the series, is … Continue reading

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An Interview with Madame Martine

Sketches and interview by author Sarah Brannen Madame Martine is a long-time resident of Paris. She and her dog, Max, live in the seventh arrondissement, on Rue du Gros Caillou, near the Eiffel Tower. They try something new every Saturday. … Continue reading

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#Fridayreads and The New Yorker

It’s #FridayReads with Albert Whitman Staffers!  Social Media Coordinator Danielle Perlin discusses her current reads: For the past few years, I’ve received a new The New Yorker magazine weekly. As a features writer, I absolutely love diving into a new 10-page feature … Continue reading

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Bullying Prevention Month: JACOB’S NEW DRESS

My wife, Sarah, and I were preparing to speak at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley about kids, gender, and our book, Jacob’s New Dress. Reviewing our materials, we marveled at how far the world had come since our son, now … Continue reading

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