Author Archive

The Best Present You Can Give: A Guest Post by Aaron Becker

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We here at Mackin have been thinking a lot about makerspaces, creativity, and hands-on education in schools and libraries recently, so we are especially delighted with this guest post from Aaron Becker, creator… Continue reading

Imaginary Worlds: A Guest Post by Drew Weing

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We may be trying some new things on Books in Bloom this year as you saw in Zack’s post last week, but one thing is certainly staying the same: regular author/illustrator guest posts.… Continue reading

Why Snow White?: A Guest Post by Matt Phelan

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Matt Phelan’s newest book, Snow White: A Graphic Novel, takes an old story and re-imagines it with an early twentieth century back drop. The result is an atmospheric tale that will be perfect… Continue reading

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

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

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 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