The Latest in Children's Books

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10 Books About Friendship
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Dec 18, 2018

Featured Authors & Illustrators

Jason Lefebvre

I was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts on April 25, 1976. At a young age I developed a love of reading, writing, drawing and creating that stayed with me throughout high school and college. My work as a preschool paraprofessional and children's librarian nurtured this love into a desire to publish my own books for children. My first picture book Too Much Glue was released by Flashlight Press September 1, 2013. I have been lucky to visit thousands of students in hundreds of classrooms since that day. The greatest part of my journey into publication has been connecting with students and teachers and attempting to impart some of my love for being an author onto them. Too Much Glue has received national recognition. It was the 2016 Montana Treasure State Award Winner in the primary division. In 2014 it received a Play On Words PAL Award which recognizes outstanding children’s products that engender play, advance language and appeal to all children for lasting value. It received a 2014 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award in the Kid’s Books category and was chosen for the 2013 ABC Best Books for Children Catalog. The book is also recommended nationally by Elmer's Glue and included in the Elmer's World of Glue Free Teaching Guide. It was on the Alabama Camellia Award list 2014-15, Grade 2-3 Division and was a finalist on the NY State Charlotte Award list, 2015-16.

Margaret Chiu Greanias

Margaret’s favorite childhood memories include catching minnows and frogs in the “bayou” with her two older brothers, tooling around the neighborhood on her banana-seat bike, and reading piles of picture books at the cool, cool library during the hot Texas summer. She wrote her first terrifically terrible book during the fourth grade. From grade school through college, she suffered through English—she was especially bad at analyzing stories and writing essays. Then, during her very last year of college, she took a class on creative writing and wow, she was hooked! After decades of avid reading and writing practice, she is thrilled to finally be an author. Her debut picture book, MAXIMILLIAN VILLAINOUS, was published in August 2018 by Running Press Kids. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, three children, and a fluffle of dust bunnies.

Nancy Raines Day

Nancy Raines Day is known for her warm and witty rhyming and concept books, most recently Baby’s Firsts, Hoorade Day! and Pirate Jack Gets Dressed. Her colorful past includes growing up on the East Coast, attending college in the Midwest, and raising a family on the West Coast. Now she lives with her husband and three cats in Georgia’s Golden Isles. Nancy is the author of a dozen picture books. Among her favorite subjects are nature and animals, math and music. She is powered by white chocolate mochas, her favorite refreshment as she works.

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