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Happy Birthday, Amelia Bedelia! A Q&A With Author, Herman Parish


It’s been 50 years since the original author of Amelia Bedelia, Peggy Parish, debuted the popular children’s book series. Peggy passed away in 1988 but her Amelia Bedelia legacy lives on. Herman Parish, Peggy’s nephew, took over the series after

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Why I Wanted to be An Author

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When I was a little kid, I wanted to be an author because I wanted to find one of my books on the library shelves.  Seriously, that was my dream: a big “PE” (for PERL) sticker on the spine and

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The Story of First Book

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A collection of our favorite authors and illustrators sat down to help us tell the story of First Book: The Story of First Book from First Book on Vimeo.

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Listen to this Funny Business!

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“A joke isn’t a joke if you need to explain it,” notes Leonard S. Marcus, on his upcoming new release, Funny Business [available October 2009 from Candlewick Press]. “Even so, the hidden clockwork of comedy… has long been considered one

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