Author-In-Residence

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Author in Residence: Part 2 of White on BLUE

November 6, 2014

ReaderKidZ co-founder and elementary-school teacher Dianne White’s spectacular picture book BLUE ON BLUE will be released on December 9th. We’re thrilled at the chance to interview one of our own! Today we pick up where we left off on Wednesday. ReaderKidZ: You were a teacher in grades 1, 2 and 3 for more than 25 […]

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Author in Residence: ReaderKidZ’ Own Dianne White on her Debut, BLUE ON BLUE

November 4, 2014

ReaderKidZ co-founder and veteran elementary-school teacher Dianne White, wrote a spectacular picture book called BLUE ON BLUE, that will be released on December 9th. It’s beautifully illustrated by Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator, Beth Krommes. We’re thrilled and wanted to learn more, so Dianne is answering Stephanie’s and Ann’s questions this week. (Incidently, check out Dianne’s website […]

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A panoply of picture books!

November 2, 2014

This month, we’ll be talking about picture books – old favorites and new arrivals. Loud and quiet, serious and silly, fiction and non-fiction. To kick the month off, we’re ecstatic to be able to celebrate the picture book debut of ReaderKidZ Dianne White, author of the beautiful BLUE ON BLUE (Beach Lane Books), illustrated by […]

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The man who unlocked the mysteries of the universe

October 2, 2014

“In the Milky Way galaxy … in a big city … in a small apartment … lived a boy named Carl.” And so it begins, STAR STUFF, Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos, (Roaring Brook Press, 2014), written and illustrated by Stephanie Roth Sisson. In a charming book about the man who introduced […]

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The many sides of friendship

September 2, 2014

Fourth grade isn’t easy for Penelope Crumb in Penelope Crumb is Mad at the Moon by Shawn Stout. She proudly wears her gray elephant costume with the huge nose to school for “Be An Animal Day.” Trouble is, it’s the wrong day. That’s all it takes for her used-to-be-best-friend Patsy Cline and other girls to […]

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Accepting your friends for who they are

March 9, 2014

Odd Weird & Little, by Patrick Jennings (Egmont, 2014) Woodrow has always born the brunt of the bullying from Garret and Hubcap, two boys in his fourth grade class. Until the day that Toulouse arrives, that is. Toulouse is little. Very little. He wears suits with vests and big glasses over his huge round eyes. […]

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Fact and fiction – a winning combination for middle grade readers

February 4, 2014

The newest book in the popular “I Survived” series is I SURVIVED THE NAZI INVASION 1944. Two more books are already in the pipeline, with more to come. ReaderKidZ talked to author Lauren Tarshis about how she researches each disaster, the challenges of creating a fictitious story around each one, and why there are no […]

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