Author Archive

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

George Ancona Giveaway – Contest Closed

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George Ancona never thought he would be an author or a photographer, but his curious nature drove him to unexpected places as he shared in his guest post yesterday. Books, he said, can… Continue reading

Why I Write Children’s Books: A Guest Post by George Ancona

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The latest in our series of author/illustrator guest posts features George Ancona sharing how he came to write for children. His curious nature and interest in exploring has led to an interesting life,… Continue reading

Tale of Rescue Giveaway — Contest Closed

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A cold and snowy winter may be keeping many of us indoors, but if your young readers are still craving adventure despite the weather, hand them The Tale of Rescue. This adventure story… Continue reading

Another’s Point of View: A Guest Post by Michael Rosen

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The latest post in our series of author guest posts will appeal to dog lovers, poetry lovers, or anyone curious about where stories come from. In this post, Michael Rosen shares how his… Continue reading

Books in Bloom Year in Review: 2015

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It has been quite the year for our little blog! We introduced two new bloggers to the team. You can read about Lisa, Leslie, and the rest of us on the About page.… Continue reading