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Launch party for Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries

Please join me for the West Coast Launch Party for TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE: HISTORIES AND MYSTERIES Saturday, June 30th, 2 PM ** A trivia-style game-show challenge. . . with prizes! Q&A, exclusive behind-the-scenes gossip, and outtakes! Book swag! Charitable giving! Free snacks and drinks! Books, books, and more books! Brick & Mortar Books 7430 164th Avenue Northeast Redmond,

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Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive! (now in paperback)

And I want to be a paperback writer Paperback writer! (cue music by the Beatles) I’ve technically already had one paperback release, since Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something that Matters came out in hardcover, paperback, and e-book all at the same time. That doesn’t make it any less exciting that Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive!, which came

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Good news for Emmanuel's Dream

It is so hard for me to believe that I’m still getting good news about Emmanuel’s Dream more than three years after it was published! I thought I’d share some of the most exciting bits with you here: First, you’ve heard of little free libraries, right? Have you heard about the Little Free Library organization? If not, definitely check them

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Great news for TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE!

2018 is off to a great start so far with a bevy of awards and accolades for Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive!, and I’m so excited to share the latest good news with you here! First, the Texas Library Association include it on their 2018 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List. According to TLA, the Topaz List “highlights recently published

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2017 in review, and a sneak peek at 2018 goals

If you’ve followed my blog for a long time (or know me at all), you probably know I can be a little obsessive about setting goals and doing annual performance reviews. So, as 2017 comes to a close, I thought I should reflect on what I’ve accomplished the past year and think about what 2018 might bring. One of my

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TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE resources for teachers and #GIVEAWAY!

It is with great excitement and gratitude that I give you this list of amazing educational resources that wonderful educators and designers have compiled to go along with TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE: IT’S ALIVE! and, hopefully, make it easier–and more fun–for teachers or librarians to put to use in the classroom! First up is the Educator’s Guide to Support Information

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Interview with Patricia Newman and Annie Crawley

Last week I posted a review of ZOO SCIENTISTS TO THE RESCUE here. Today I’m honored to follow up on that post with an interview with both of the book’s creators, author Patricia Newman and photographer Annie Crawley, as part of their blog tour. Enjoy, and be sure to check out the rest of the stop in the blog tour, too!  (See

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ZOO SCIENTISTS TO THE RESCUE by Patricia Newman, photographs by Annie Crawley Millbrook Press/August 1, 2017 Grades 4-8, 64 pages Here’s what the publisher says: Zoos take care of animals and welcome visitors of all ages, but that’s not all zoos do. Author Patricia Newman and photographer Annie Crawley bring readers behind the scenes at three zoos to meet scientists

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Author interview with Sarah Albee

A few weeks ago, I reviewed POISON: DEADLY DEEDS, PERILOUS PROFESSIONS, AND MURDEROUS MEDICINES, by Sarah Albee. Today, I’m excited to host Sarah for an interview with the author! Read on to learn more about how she wrote this particular book and much, much more… LAT: Welcome, Sarah, and thanks for agreeing to answer my questions! LAT: You know how much

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