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STEM Tuesday Cool Inventions and the People Who Create Them – Interview with author Mary Kay Carson

Welcome to STEM Tuesday: Author Interview & Book Giveaway, a repeating feature for the fourth Tuesday of every month. Go Science-Tech-Engineering-Math! Today we’re interviewing author Mary K...
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Interview with a Character ~ Brightwood by Tania Unsworth

I’m so excited to introduce you to Tania Unsworth’s main character and basic facilitator of the middle grade fantasy Brightwood – “Brilliantly conceived . . . entertaining and heartfelt.” —K...
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The lucky winner of a copy of A.M. Morgen’s The Inventors at No. 8 is Beth Raff Congratulations, and thanks to all who left comments.
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Are You There Judy? It’s Me, Melissa

Anyone who’s crossed my path knows how I feel about Louise Fitzhugh’s 1964 classic, Harriet the Spy. If not, I’ll tell you this: I’ve read the book at least 300 times, collect vintage editio...
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A Fond Farewell

Once upon a time, there was a school librarian who retired to care for aging family and to celebrate books and reading outside the classroom. Along with some middle grade writer folks, she h...
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STEM Tuesday Inventors- Those Awesome People of Science – Writing Craft & Resources

  Reading Between the Facts Don’t you just love it when a story comes to life? When you are reading something and you can smell the sooty aromas, hear the grinding gears of a new invention, ...
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Sporty Girls! Interview with J.H. Diehl and Laura Shovan

We are thrilled to have on the Mixed Up Files today two authors with new middle grade books featuring awesome girls in sports! Welcome to J.H. Diehl, whose TINY INFINITIES came out on May 8t...
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Interview and Giveaway

A.M. Morgen’s fascinating debut novel “The Inventors at No. 8” published this week. Here’s a summary: Meet George, the third Lord of Devonshire and the unluckiest boy in London. Why is Georg...
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Inspiration for Famous Authors

Writers are often told to write what they know. Even if they end up writing fantasy, some of their real life often creeps into the story. I recently enjoyed a Children’s Literature Tour of E...
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The lucky winner of a copy of “Midnight in the Piazza” is Dizneeee! Many thanks to all who entered.