Behind the Scenes with Maria Gianferrari

We’ve got a special treat for animal lovers! Operation Rescue Dog, written by Maria Gianferrari and illustrated by Luisa Uribe, is the story of a young girl, Alma, and the rescue dog named Lulu, who is destined to become part of her family. Read below
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Q&A with Illustrator Holly Hatam

Holly Hatam is the illustrator for Jack (Not Jackie), a sweet story about the changes facing one family. In this important picture book, Susan discovers that her little sister Jackie prefers to play with mud and be a Superbug, rather than play forest fairies and
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Q&A with Erica Silverman, author of the transgender-affirming picture book ‘Jack (Not Jackie)’

Erica Silverman is the author of Jack (Not Jackie), a sweet story about the changes facing one family. In this important picture book, Susan discovers that her little sister Jackie prefers to play with mud and be a Superbug, rather than play forest fairies and wear
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Q&A with Melanie Sumrow, author of the stirring middle-grade novel ‘The Prophet Calls’

Melanie Sumrow’s The Prophet Calls tells the story of Gentry Forrester, a young girl born into a polygamous community in the foothills of New Mexico. Gentry feels lucky to live among God’s chosen people in the Prophet’s compound, but when music is outlawed, Gentry and her
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Q&A with Alice McGinty, Author of Globe-Trotting Picture Book ‘Pancakes to Parathas’

Pancakes to Parathas author Alice McGinty knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This drool-inducing picture book, illustrated by Tomoko Suzuki, features morning meals from all over the globe, including Japan, Nigeria, and Brazil. It’s a smart, engaging way to help kids gain
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