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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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An Interview with Robin Yardi – Part 1

October 21, 2015

It’s a pleasure to welcome author Robin Yardi, to ReaderKidZ.  Today, Robin talks about the inspiration for  THEY JUST KNOW: Animal Instincts. Dianne: Animal instincts can be fascinating, and I love the way your book, THEY JUST KNOW, makes this concept accessible to young readers. I see great opportunities for extended discussions about what animals know […]

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An interview with Ursula Vernon

October 7, 2015

Illustration by Ursula Vernon Earlier this week, ReaderKidZ introduced Ursula Vernon’s hybrid graphic novel, Harriet the Invincible to our readers. Today, Ursula’s here to talk about more about this new series and her life as a writer/illustrator. RKZ: I’m a fan of your Dragonbreath series and now have a new love – Harriet! Her dry sense of humor; the fact […]

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An Interview with Nancy Bo Flood about WATER

September 29, 2015

Nancy Bo Flood is the author of many books, including Sand to Stone and Back Again, Cowboy UP – Ride the Navajo Rodeo, and most recently, Water Runs Through This Book, with photos by Jan Sonnenmair. Today, she’s stopped by ReaderKidZ to talk about her newest book.                 […]

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An interview with Don Tate

September 23, 2015

It’s a pleasure to welcome Don Tate back to ReaderKidZ to talk about his newest book, POET: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton. (Find a review HERE.) RKZ: POET marks an important milestone in your children’s book career. It’s the first book you both wrote and illustrated. Congratulations! Were there challenges that were unique […]

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An interview with Rebecca Langston-George

September 2, 2015

It’s a pleasure to welcome author Rebecca Langston-George to ReaderKidZ to talk about her newest book, For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai’s Story. RKZ: As both a teacher and writer, I’m sure you’d agree that biographies are one of the most powerful ways younger students learn about the lives of others in our world. […]

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