“The Writing Process”
Over the course of a career in children’s book publishing, I’ve had the opportunity to hear many wonderful authors speak about their “process” – how they approach that intimidating blank page – whether a notebook, a sheet of paper in a typewriter, or the screen on a computer. […]
From Olivia Biggs (Senior Editor, Pixl Parade, Find her on Twitter): Did you know that some books have actually been banned in America? That’s right! Even in the land of the free, parents and educators have been known to push popular books out of libraries and schools, some […]
“The Student Body: Fostering Positive Body Images Among Students”
I recently read a survey on StageofLife.com about how teens view their bodies. The article included the following statistics that are alarming but, sadly, not surprising.
20% of teens are either rarely or never happy with their bodies 31% of teens have […]
“Curiosity, Ignorance, and the Big What If”
My novels were born of my curiosity and my ignorance.
Books I’ve read and movies I’ve seen about Nazi Germany tend to focus on the war and the horrors inflicted on Nazi targets. These stories are typically told from the perspective of either the regime’s victims […]
“Shaping the World: Industrial Design”
Why are chairs shaped like…chairs? How do engineers get ideas for improving the design of cars, phones, packaging—everything?
Since the earliest times, people have searched for better solutions to specific problems. They have tried to improve stone tools, cooking pots, weapons, and more. When […]
“Big Questions, Big World, Big Data!”
Did you shop online today? Write an essay in Google docs? Send a snapchat to a friend? If so, you’ve been using data!
Data is a collection of small bits of information. It’s what we know and can measure about the world. Data […]
To celebrate the release of The Children of Jubilee (Children of Exile #3), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from author Margaret Peterson Haddix and 10 chances to win the complete trilogy!
by Margaret Peterson […]
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