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Age Old Debate—Which is Better, the Book or the Movie?

I have to be honest, I’m a little afraid to see the movie, Wonder. Like so many people, I adored the book. It’s still one of my all-time favorites. But, I’m afraid I will sit in the theatre and be … Continue reading

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The Old Forgotten Words

The English language changes organically from generation to generation. Some of the classics such as Frankenstein are hardly comprehensible, yet they’re written in English. I would think the authors of those novels would have difficulty understanding the language of today. … Continue reading

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What Do Children Want to Read? Humor

It’s no surprise the number one feature kids look for in books is humor. When picking out a book for themselves, they want a book that makes them laugh! In the fall of 2014, Scholastic surveyed a sample of children ages 6-17 along … Continue reading

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Turning Yucky Peas into Picture Book Magic. An Interview with Danny Schnitzlein.

I recently spoke with talented children’s author, Danny Schnitzlein, about his successful picture book as well as the craft of writing in verse. What inspired you to write The Monster Who Ate My Peas? My older siblings hated peas, so … Continue reading

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Electronic readers versus paper books: Should we fight the future?

Originally posted on The Pediatric Insider:
The Pediatric Insider © 2016 Roy Benaroch, MD Holly wrote in: What is your opinion on e-readers vs paper books for kids? My kids have begun to associate reading with something that ‘has to…

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Do Books Need Taglines?

As consumers, we’re used to seeing “taglines” for commercials and movies, but do books need pitch lines too? In today’s competitive environment, anything that grabs a reader and gets them to look deeper into your book is worth having. Look at some of these … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Re-Reader — Pub(lishing) Crawl

My name is Kelly and I’m a re-reader. I read the same books over and over again–some books I read once every year–and I love it. My husband doesn’t understand this. He is always reading something new. Sometimes he sees … Continue reading

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