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Jo Nesbo on writing for children

I really like what Jo Nesbo has to say on writing for children–especially that you don’t have to have children to write for children–you just have to remember your own childhood, your emotions, what it felt like. What do you … Continue reading

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16 interviews with children’s authors, illustrators, and more.

Do you like listening to author and illustrator interviews? I do. They’re often interesting, with bits of wisdom and great writing advice woven throughout. That’s true with the interviews Susan Raab, book publicist and author of An Author’s Guide to … Continue reading

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Listen in on children’s writers talking to each other

Want to listen in on children’s writers talking to each other about writing technique, their books, life, and more? Then check out PENPals–conversations between children’s and YA writers and illustrators via email. The series is created by PEN (an association … Continue reading

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interview with Duncan Weller, author and illustrator of picture book The Boy From the Sun

Interviewed by Cheryl Rainfield The Boy from the Sun by Duncan Weller Simply Read Books (January 2007) ISBN-10: 1894965337, ISBN-13: 978-1894965330 The Boy From the Sun is an inspiring, feel-good story about the power of imagination, of individuality, of the … Continue reading

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Lois Lowry says it – writing for children is important

Lois Lowry was recently interviewed for the Washington Post (an in-depth interview where she talks about writing in her head as a child, lying, and the way she learned to shape a story, and a sidebar). The sidebar included a … Continue reading

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fantastic podcast on Before Green Gables

If you’re curious about the new Anne of Green Gables book–Before Green Gables–then check out this podcast! The podcast includes interviews with author Budge Wilson (ohh! I wish I could have been there. But listening to the podcast is a … Continue reading

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interview with Jeremy Tankard, author and illustrator of Grumpy Bird

Interviewed by Cheryl Rainfield Grumpy Bird written and illustrated by Jeremy Tankard Publisher: Scholastic Press Pub Date: April 2007 ISBN 10: 0439851475, ISBN-13: 978-0439851473 Synopsis: Bird wakes up feeling grumpy–so grumpy he doesn’t want to eat, play, or even fly. … Continue reading

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interviews with Canadian children’s authors

Joel Sutherland, a writing friend of mine, does unique interviews with Canadian children’s authors, called “5 Silly Questions.” He’s interviewed some of the most well-known and respected Canadian children’s authors, including Mélanie Watt, Kenneth Oppel, Robert Munsch, Gordon Korman, and … Continue reading

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interview with John Himmelman, author and illustrator of Tudley Didn’t Know

Interviewed by Cheryl Rainfield Tudley Didn’t Know written and illustrated by by John Himmelman Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing Pub Date: May 2006 ISBN-10: 0976494361, ISBN-13: 978-0976494362 Synopsis: When a hummingbird drops a piece of lichen into the pond near him, … Continue reading

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Listen to part 1 of a radio interview with Philip Pullman

If you like Philip Pullman’s books (His Dark Materials Trilogy (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass), I Was a Rat!), you’ll be interested in this radio interview with him that aired last night on CBC Radio’s Writers … Continue reading

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