Author Archive

Real Stories about Real Girls: A Guest Post by Siobhan Vivian

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Why do you write? What drives you to create the stories you do? Last month, the National Council of Teachers of English held a day of celebration of writing in which they asked… Continue reading

Don’t Call Me Grandma Giveaway–Contest Closed

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“I was intrigued. . .” Vaunda Micheaux Nelson wrote in her guest post yesterday about her grandmother, who inspired her newest picture book Don’t Call Me Grandma. Perhaps you were intrigued, as well,… Continue reading

Finding Story: My Two Grandmothers – A Guest Post by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

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  Kids always want to know where writers get their ideas, and in this guest post, Vaunda Micheaux Nelson shares how she looked to her own family for her stories. Specifically, she looked… Continue reading

President Squid Giveaway — Contest Closed

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If you missed Aaron Reynolds guest post yesterday about Making Author Visits Unforgettable, we hope you will take a moment to read it because it has some great ideas for teachers or librarians… Continue reading

Making Author Visits Unforgettable: A Guest Post by Aaron Reynolds

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We love this guest post from Aaron Reynolds, and we think Books in Bloom readers will too, especially those of you who plan author visits in schools. Want to make your next author… Continue reading

Seeing Myself in a Book: A Guest Post by Renee Ahdieh

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We are very excited to launch another season of author/illustrator guest posts on Books in Bloom! We already have several really incredible people lined up for the next few months, so stay tuned.🙂… Continue reading

The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable FIB Giveaway — Contest Closed

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Adam Shaughnessy combines myth and mystery to great effect  in his fantastic middle grade novel The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable FIB. This is a book to share with young readers who… Continue reading

The Joy of Middle Grade: A Guest Post by Adam Shaughnessy

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Love middle grade fiction? This post is for you! Not sure about middle grade fiction? This post is for you too! Adam Shaughnessy’s enthusiasm for middle grade fiction is contagious, and we hope… Continue reading

George v. George: The Interview: A Guest Post by George O’Connor

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Today’s author guest post by George O’Connor covers a lot of ground in a unique format. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did! For the record, he really is a… Continue reading

Diving into Research: A Guest Post by John Coy

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John Coy has written a number of books about sports for young people. One recent book, Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game, blends history and basketball as it tells the story… Continue reading