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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince teaser trailer

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For the past eight years, I have been crazy about Harry Potter (well, Dumbledore)…and I know I’m not the only one. Since book seven’s release last summer, all I have left to look forward to are the films. So in

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Celebrate poetry!

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Special thanks to Rachael Walker, Outreach Consultant for Reading Rockets, for providing this post. April is National Poetry Month. If April showers are keeping you indoors, use children’s poetry to encourage kids to read with this special online video presentation

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Time Lapse Video & Inteview Round-Up

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If you haven’t read already, we had an amazing presence at BEA this year. I want to thank everyone, everyone, who helps make First Book such a success at what we do. I setup a small web cam at our

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, BEA 2006, Video

Interview with Author Erica Perl

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Author Erica Perl stopped by the First Book booth to sign copies of her books, Ninety-Three in My Family (out soon) and Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early. She gave a great interview afterwards – while she was wearing a chicken

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Interview with William Boniface

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Superopolis is the home of the character Ordinary Boy, but today the man who captured his story – William Boniface – joined First Book to talk with us for a while. Mr. Boniface gave both directions to Superopolis and his

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Interview with Walter Dean Myers at BEA06

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Today marked another great moment for First Book. Award-winning author Walter Dean Myers — that is, MR. Walter Dean Myers to the fans of Sharon Creech’s Love That Dog — signed copies of his new book from HarperCollins Children’s Books,

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First Book interviews E. D. Baker

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This morning I had the opportunity to interview children’s author, E.D. Baker, before she was signing copies of The Frog Princess series at First Book’s booth. This interview was Ms. Baker’s first video interview, and she was really excited to

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First Book Interviews James Patterson

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We opened the morning with a James Patterson book signing at our booth. His book, Maximum Ride, has been wildly successful – and it was easy to tell by the number of people waiting in line to meet him… James,

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First Book interview with Michael Buckley

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Yesterday, we hosted a book signing with Michael Buckley at our booth at Book Expo America. His book, Sisters Grimm, has been very popular at BEA – people are still asking about it at the booth! We were able to

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Interview with Dave McPhail at BEA

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We interviewed author Dave McPhail – author of Pig Pig Grows Up and Lost! – at Book Expo America today. Thanks for the interview and the book signing at our booth Dave! Video below (transcript forthcoming…)

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