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CONTEST: “You Can’t Stay Up in the Trees!”: A Guest Post by Shira Boss and Bob Redman

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Thank you, Shira Boss, for sharing your guest post yesterday. If you missed it, we highly recommend taking a moment to read “You Can’t Stay Up in the Trees!”: A Guest Post by… Continue reading

“You Can’t Stay Up in the Trees!”: A Guest Post by Shira Boss and Bob Redman

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Parents and daycare providers know that kids love to hide. They crawl between table legs and piano legs, under the bed, in the closet, and behind the couch. They make forts out of… Continue reading

CONTEST CLOSED: Fault Lines in the Constitution

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Thank you, Cynthia and Sanford Levinson, for sharing your guest post yesterday. If you missed it, we highly recommend taking a moment to read The Duo Behind Fault Lines in the Constitution: Guest… Continue reading

The Duo Behind Fault Lines in the Constitution: Guest Post by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson

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We have been hearing a lot of debate about the Constitution lately—what the original writers meant, what it means for us today. This blogger remembers learning about the Constitution in history class as… Continue reading

CONTEST CLOSED: A Life Erasing: A Guest Post from Illustrator Floyd Cooper

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Thank you, Floyd Cooper, for sharing your guest post yesterday. If you missed it, we highly recommend taking a moment to read A Life Erasing: A Guest Post from Illustrator Floyd Cooper. Today… Continue reading

A Life Erasing: A Guest Post from Illustrator Floyd Cooper

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“Giving kids a positive alternative to counteract the negative impact of what is conveyed in today’s media is a huge opportunity.”¹ This is what Floyd Cooper has to say about creating children’s books.… Continue reading

Bear and Wolf by Daniel Salmieri: Contest Closed

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Thank you, Daniel Salmieri, for sharing your guest post yesterday. If you missed it, we highly recommend taking a moment to read A Guest Post from Author/Illustrator Daniel Salmieri. Today we are excited… Continue reading

A Guest Post from Author/Illustrator Daniel Salmieri

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Before we started working at Mackin, most of us were quite ignorant of the entire process of making a book. We all read extensively, some of us even write, and a couple might… Continue reading

From 2 to Infinity: Writing by the Numbers: A Guest Post from Author John David Anderson

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We librarians at Mackin are much better at words than numbers. Having divided the nonfiction subjects and fiction genres between us, we read and evaluate only books in our areas. Math is always… Continue reading

Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History : Contest Closed

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Thank you, Karen Blumenthal, for sharing your guest post yesterday. If you missed it, we highly recommend taking a moment to read Too Much Research? Today we are excited to offer two lucky… Continue reading