Celebrity Corner

  • AN INTERVIEW WITH JENNIFER L. HOLM

    JENNIFER L. HOLM is a New York Times bestselling author and three-time Newbery Honor recipient. She is a cocreator of the Babymouse series (an Eisner Award winner) and the Squish series, which she collaborates on with her brother Matthew Holm.

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  • AUTHOR PETER REYNOLDS

    Creativity champion, Peter H. Reynolds, is a NY Times best-selling author & illustrator. Published in over 25 languages, Peter's books The Dot, Ish, The Word Collector and Happy Dreamer, among many others, inspire children and “grown up children” with his messages about authentic learning, creativity, bravery, empathy, and courageous self-expression.

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  • Author Pete Hautman

    Pete Hautman is the author of many books for young adults and adults, including the National Book Award–winning Godless, the Klaatu Diskos trilogy, and Eden West. His most recent book for middle-grade readers is Slider, which Booklist lauded for its “crystalline prose, delectable detail, and rip-roaring humor.” Pete Hautman divides his time between Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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  • Author/Cartoonist Jerry Craft

    Jerry Craft has illustrated and/or written close to three dozen children's books, graphic novels and middle grade novels including his acclaimed anti-bullying book, "The Offenders: Saving the World While Serving Detention!" In 2014, Jerry illustrated "The Zero Degree Zombie Zone," for Scholastic which earned him recognition from the Junior Library Guild. He is the creator of Mama's Boyz, an award-winning comic strip that was distributed by King Features Syndicate from 1995 - 2013. Jerry has won five African American Literary Awards. He is also a co-founder and co-producer of the Schomburg's Annual Black Comic Book Festival which has drawn close to 40,000 fans since its inception in 2013. He is currently working on "New Kid," a middle grade graphic novel for HarperCollins due out in 2019.

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  • Interview with Ted Scheu

    Ted Scheu is an award-winning children's poet, who is also an 8-year-old in a grown-up’s body. What awards? Great question! In 1953, the nurses at the Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo NY awarded Ted the "New Baby with the Funniest Face and Most Original Scream" Award. And in 1958, he won the award for the "Best Original Costume for the Kindergarten Parade" in Old Greenwich, CT. He was a hot dog on a bun with extra mustard.  And just yesterday he was awarded the "Best Scratcher-Behind-My Ears Award" by his dog Fudge. It was a big wet lick. Ted is a former elementary teacher in Vermont, who started writing funny poems seriously about 20 years ago. His poems are published in about 20 books in the US and in England.

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