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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, WA 98052 To RSVP, please vis­it the event

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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 out,

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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 nonfiction

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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 main

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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 work­ing to save

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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 I

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