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Author News & Interviews

: Jerry Spinelli, author of Hokey Pokey

Jan 31, 2013

In Jerry Spinelli's most recent novel, HOKEY POKEY, he explores the inevitable transition from childhood to adolescence. Set in Hokey Pokey, a place where only kids live, one of the oldest boys' bikes is stolen...and by a girl. After that, everything begins to feel strange. What is happening?

Interview: Sheila Turnage, author of Three Times Lucky

Oct 25, 2012

Shelia Turnage's debut children's book, THREE TIMES LUCKY, follows spunky eleven-year-old Mo LoBeau and her best friend, Dale, while they try to solve the mystery of a murder that happened in Tupelo Landing, their small town in North Carolina. This heart-warming tale explores the meaning of family and friendships...and how sometimes what you're looking for is right in front of you.

Interview: Ben Hatke, author of Legends of Zita the Spacegirl

Sep 13, 2012

Artist/writer Ben Hatke created a delightful and amazing adventure in Zita the Spacegirl. Now he’s back with more Zita (and more space!) in Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, which is even more awesome than the first book. Here’s what Ben had to say about it.

Interview: Jess Smart Smiley, author of Upside Down: A Vampire Tale

Sep 12, 2012

Jess Smart Smiley is ready to turn Upside Downfor his big comics debut. It’s the story of a boy vampire who’s charming and a whole lot of fun. We asked jess to sink his teeth into some questions about the book.

Interview: James Sturm, author of Adventures in Cartooning Christmas Special

Sep 12, 2012

The beloved Adventures in Cartooning series returns with a fun, new Christmas Special, brought to you by creators James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost. We talked to all three to see what kind of holiday spirit they had.