Author-In-Residence

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Robin Yardi on The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez

March 13, 2016

  It’s a pleasure to welcome Robin back to ReaderKidZ! DIANNE: Hey, Robin! You’ve had quite a year. Your first picture book, They Just Know: Animal Instincts (Arbordale, 2015) came out last September, and now, we get to celebrate the publication of your first middle grade novel, The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez. Congratulations! In […]

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Bears, Buddies, and Author Carmen Oliver

March 6, 2016

Photograph by Sam Bond Photography Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies by Carmen Oliver, illustrated by Jean Claude DIANNE: Congratulations on your debut, BEARS MAKE THE BEST READING BUDDIES. What a fun book! Having spent so many years teaching kids how to read, I appreciate how you’ve nailed all the details – slipping in “buddy […]

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Stephanie Greene on Princess Posey and the Crazy, Lazy Vacation

February 16, 2016

It’s Spring vacation and everyone has big plans. Everyone, that is, except Princess Posey. She’s going to spend the week at home. Boring! Fortunately, things turn out far better than expected. There’s a loose tooth, a sleepover, and a new bike without training wheels! You won’t want to miss Princess Posey and the Crazy, Lazy Vacation  (G.P. Putnam’s Book for Young Readers, […]

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Part 2-Author Interview With Christy Mihaly

February 11, 2016

The National Geographic Kids Junior Rangers Activity Book by Christy Mihaly and the U.S. National Parks Service 100th Anniversary were discussed here. Today, we’re enjoying some trivia and jokes. What’s your favorite activity, trivia, and JOKE in the book? Oooh, that’s a tough one. But I’ll give it a go: Activity: My favorite is an outdoor activity that’s […]

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Author Interview: Christy Mihaly and the U.S. National Parks

February 9, 2016

Did you know that 2016 is the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service? Me, either. To help celebrate, National Geographic Kids is releasing a Junior Ranger Activity Book, by author Christy Mihaly. Tell us about the National Geographic Kids Junior Ranger Activity Book and who will enjoy reading it. How might families employ […]

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An Interview with Pat Zietlow Miller

November 11, 2015

It’s a pleasure to welcome back Pat Zietlow Miller to ReaderKidZ to talk about her newest book, SHARING THE BREAD. Dianne: SHARING THE BREAD is your third book, and what a beauty! The subtitle, “An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story” hints at the traditional and timeless nature of the text. The illustrations – gouache on watercolor paper – beautifully […]

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An Interview with Robin Yardi – Part 2

October 22, 2015

Today ReaderKidZ welcomes back Robin Yardi for Part 2 of an interview about her first book, THEY JUST KNOW. Find Part 1 HERE. Dianne: Because the book is organized into a compare/contrast format, kids can delight in the natural order of things – “When a newly-hatched butterfly takes her first flight, she doesn’t need anyone to […]

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