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Meet Magination Press Author: Kristen Lavallee, PhD!

  Kristen Lavallee, PhD, is a developmental psychologist and a licensed school psychologist. She has coauthored several empirical studies and a book chapter on causes and treatment of separation anxiety. Kristen co-wrote What to Do When You Don’t Want to Be Apart with Silvia Schneider, Dr. rer. nat., a professor of child clinical psychology at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Recently we… Read more »

From Sketch to Book at Magination Press: Melon + Mandarina

  Melon + Mandarina are a husband and wife team working together and illustrating for almost 10 years. They grew up in Peru and studied painting at the Fine Arts School of Lima. As artists, they work with a variety of media including pencil, ink, watercolor and digital media. Melon + Mandarina feel that illustration is a wonderful way to… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Authors, Leah Bowen and Holly Brochmann!

Sisters Leah Bowen and Holly Brochmann are our newest MP authors! Leah has a Master of Education degree in counseling with a focus in play therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist in the state of Texas. Holly has a degree in journalism and enjoys creative writing both as a hobby and as a primary part… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Ellen Flanagan Burns!

Ellen Flanagan Burns is a school psychologist and the author of Nobody’s Perfect: A Story for Children About Perfectionism and Ten Turtles on Tuesday; A Story for Children About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Ellen devotes her writing to helping children overcome anxiety. She believes that children’s books can be a powerful therapeutic tool and supports cognitive-based interventions for children with anxiety-related issues. It was fun hearing… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Kalli Dakos!

Meet Kalli Dakos! Kalli Dakos has been delighting readers with poetry since the release of her best-selling book, If You’re Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand. She has written six IRA-CBC Children’s Choice Selections, such as Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig and A Funeral in the Bathroom. We recently had the chance to ask Kalli a few big… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Birdy Jones!

  Birdy Jones loves to tell stories. While living in Chicago, she taught underserved youth so they could find ways to tell their own stories, too. She loves to write fiction and non-fiction picture books that inspire children to follow their dreams while being their awesome selves! We hung out with Birdy in NYC at Book Expo this past May and… Read more »

LGBTQ Pride

MagPress   June 5, 2017   No Comments on LGBTQ Pride

Happy Pride Month! Here is a list of our LGBTQ resources, including our most recent release this month, When You Look Out the Window. These books are a perfect way to teach and celebrate LGBTQ history and culture! NEW THIS MONTH! When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community Gayle E. Pitman, PhD… Read more »

Spotlight on Mindfulness

Here’s a roundup of Magination’s eight books that introduce young readers to mindfulness. Kids will learn how to combat stress, anxiety, and depression through reflection, breathing techniques, and other mind-healthy skills. Each book includes a Dear Reader or Note to Parents and Caregivers with more information about emotional awareness and mindfulness, plus practical advice and activities for introducing mindfulness into daily… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Authors: Jon Lasser, PhD, and Sage Foster-Lasser!

              Jon Lasser, PhD, is a psychologist, school psychologist, professor and program director of the School Psychology program at Texas State University. At Texas State he has developed and taught graduate courses for the school psychology program and has also taught the freshman first-year experience course.  Sage Foster-Lasser is a student at the University… Read more »