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    James Patterson on Reading

    Author James Patterson talked about the value of families reading together. He also responded to questions from the audience. This event took place at the 2012 Miami Book Fair…

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    Book Discussion on The Further Adventures of a Lucky Dog

    Dirk Wales talked about his book The Further Adventures of a Lucky Dog: Owney, U.S. Rail Mail Mascot (Great Plains Press; September 15, 2009). Owney was a stray dog who became an unofficial…

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    Book Discussion on We The People

    Lynne Cheney talked about her book, We the People: The Story of Our Constitution (Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing; September 9, 2008). Her latest children’s book is…

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    Book Discussion on My Senator and Me

    Senator Edward Kennedy talked about his children’s book, My Senator and Me: A Dog’s-Eye View of Washington, D.C., published by Scholastic Inc. Senator Kennedy was joined by…

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    Book Discussion on A Lucky Dog: Owney, U.S. Rail Mail Mascot

    Dirk Wales talked about his children’s book A Lucky Dog: Owney, U.S. Rail Mail Mascot, published by Great Plains Press. Owney became the rail mascot for the U.S. Post Office…

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    Book Discussion on We Goddesses

    Ms. Orgel will talk about her book We Goddesses: Athena, Aphrodite, Hera published by DK Publishing. The book is a first-person narrative, written from the perspective of the…

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    Book Discussion on Nightmare Hour

    Mr. Stine spoke to young readers about his writings and read excerpts from his new book Nightmare Hour. Mr. Stine has been named the most popular children’s book author in…

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    Book Discussion on My Bridges of Hope

    Ms. Bitton-Jackson talked about her autobiography, My Bridges of Hope: Searching for Life and Love After Auschwitz, published by Simon & Schuster. This book begins in 1945,…

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    Getting Children's Books Published

    Participants discussed the history of children’s book publishing in the 20th century and current trends in the industry. After their discussion they took questions from the…

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    Young People's Poetry Readings

    In a presentation on children’s poetry, fifth grade students each read two original poems. They were followed by adult poets who talked about children’s poetry and read…

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    Writing Children's Books

    Mr. Kroll spoke to a group of second grade students about writing and reading. He shared stories from his children’s books and the translation of them into foreign…

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    Book Discussion on A History of Us

    Ms. Hakim talked with middle school students about her ten-volume history of the United States for children ages nine and older. She read from her books and answered students'…

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    Book Discussion on The Song of the Molimo

    Ms. Cutler talked about her children’s book The Song of Molimo, published by Farrar Straus & Giroux. The fictional work is set in 1904 at the St. Louis World’s…

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    Writing History and Biography for Children

    Mr. Freedman talked about writing history and biography for children. He said that the narrative form was a key ingredient in capturing the imagination, noting that vivid scenes…

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    Correspondent Interview

    In a telephone interview, Ms. Preston talked about her article in the New York Times. The article was about the NEA chairman’s decision to cancel an NEA grant for the book, The…

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    Book Discussion on A Picture Book of John F. Kennedy

    Mr. Adler read from his book A Picture Book of John F. Kennedy, published by Holiday House. He talked about his research for the book and how he decides what to include in the…

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    Book Discussion on A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson

    Mr. Adler discussed his book A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson, published by Holiday House. The book contains drawings about the life and accomplishments of Thomas Jefferson.…

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    The Book Guys Radio Show

    Ms. Shapiro discussed the differences in writing books for children and adults and why she chose to write children’s books. Children also talked about their favorite books.

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    Book Guys

    Mr. Wisniewski discussed how he prepared to illustrate children’s Books, revealing his secret of illustration in which he puts a shadow around figures to give them a three…

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    Children's Books

    Ms. Yolen was interviewed about her books for children, Tea with an Old Dragon, Letting Swift River Go, and Encounter. She discussed her career as an author. She also talked with…

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