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September 4, 2019

Scan Artist – Marcia Biederman Interview »

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As apps and online courses attempt to spark a speed-reading revival, Scan Artist by Marcia Biederman takes an engaging look at Evelyn Wood’s rise from mission worker to marketer and exposes the pitfalls of wishful thinking. “The most famous reading teacher in the world,” as television hosts in…

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August 28, 2019

Juice and Draw – Great American Artists for Kids »

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Wine and Paint nights are the most fun way to unleash the artist in you, but without the wine, what are the kids supposed to do? We came up with the ingenious solution: Juice and Draw!


With their juice cups in hand, we had our managing editor's kids paint like Edward Hopper by thinking of an emotio…

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August 23, 2019

Fall Activities from Ancient Romans and their Neighbors »

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Prepare for fall like the ancient Romans with these cozy activities!

For more fun facts and activities, be sure to check out Ancient Romans and Their Neighbors. In this lively history book, children will explore ancient Roman culture—along with the cultures of their neighbors, the Etruscans, C…

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August 21, 2019

Women Heroes of World War II – Kathryn Atwood »

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In our interview with author Kathryn Atwood, she reveals her process for writing the second edition of Women Heroes of World War II and what she hopes readers will take away from her books. Read below to learn more!

"Atwood's admiration and enthusiasm for her subjects is apparent in these engagin…

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August 16, 2019

Staff Reads – 8-16 »

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Check out what we’ve been reading lately and let us know your book recommendations in the comments below!

 



 

Last week I finished Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. It's a southern gothic that encompasses the ghosts of Mississippi's past and present. It was a slow build f…

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August 9, 2019

Ultimate Back to School Roundup »

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It's that time of year when pool days wind down and school supplies are flying off the shelves. To help kids (and parents) prepare, we've compiled the ultimate back-to-school roundup of books for readers of all ages. This school-themed book list will inspire kids to have their best school year yet, …

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August 5, 2019

Yes, I Can Listen! – Illustrator Interview »

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With beautiful, full-color illustrations and fun, catchy rhymes, Yes I Can Listen!, written by Steve Metzger and illustrated by Susan Szecsi, encourages children to develop attentive listening skills. Read below for an interview with the talented Susan Szecsi, as she dives into her illustration pro…

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July 31, 2019

Industry Insider – Subrights Spotlight with Alex Granato »

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Next up in our Publishing Industry Insider blog series, we interviewed our editorial and subrights associate, Alex Granato. Read below for Alex’s insight into the field of subrights and trends in the publishing industry.

What drew you to working in subsidiary rights aka subrights?

In the day…

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July 18, 2019

Staff Reads – 7-18 »

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Check out what we’ve been reading lately and let us know your book recommendations in the comments below!



 

"I just finished Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi. It wasn't as plot-based as books I tend to like usually are, but I love magical realism and fairytales so it was a fun read. I'

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July 17, 2019

Apollo Collection – 50th Anniversary »

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we've rounded up our space books below. Read up on courageous, unsung heroes and behind-the-scenes stories about the boldest endeavors of humankind.

 



 

"The greatest exploring voyages in history, the Apollo mis…

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