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From Sketch to Book at Magination Press: Chris Lyles

Christopher Lyles has illustrated numerous books for children.  Inspired by vintage graphics and antique surfaces, he uses collage and mixed media applications to create his art.  He lives in a quiet New England town surrounded by wilderness.  When he is not creating picture books, he enjoys spending time with his family and hiking the surrounding woods. Chris shared with us… Read more »

New Year, New Books!

It’s a busy year for Magination Press! We have lots of books in a variety of subject areas for many age groups! From mindfulness, to spatial relationships, to social anxiety, and LGBT history, we’ll have many new books to choose from this year. For a preview of our spring titles, keep reading! FEBRUARY 2017 A World of Pausabilities: An Exercise in Mindfulness Frank… Read more »

2016 Award Winners!

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We love when our authors and books are recognized for their contributions to children’s literature! We figured it would be a good time to share a list of award winners in 2016. Here they are!                    Bounce Back was named a winner in the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award for Motivation and Inspiration. The Tween Book won… Read more »

From Sketch to Book at Magination Press: Janet McDonnell

Janet McDonnell is a writer and illustrator living in the calm outskirts of the Windy City. Her characters populate many books and magazines for children. I’ve wanted to work with Janet for years keeping her tear sheet on my desk, waiting for the “right” book for her to illustrate. And, we found it (three times over)! Janet has illustrated two (and is… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Claire A. B. Freeland, PhD, and Jacqueline B. Toner, PhD

              Claire A. B. Freeland, PhD, and Jacqueline B. Toner, PhD, are clinical psychologists in Baltimore, Maryland, with over thirty years each in private practice working with children and parents. We delighted when they agreed to write books for our hugely popular What to Do series. They also just released a teen self-help book… Read more »

From Sketch to Book at Magination Press: Euan Cook

Euan Cook is an illustrator living and working in London. I had Euan’s art samples for a long while, sitting and waiting on my desk for the right story. Eventually I found it and together, we watched a story unfold, words become illustrated, and characters drawn to life. And WOW–then we had a book! Although Euan has drawn for books and magazines published around the… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Sandra Levins

Sandra Levins lives in Burlington, Iowa with her husband, Jim. Their diverse family includes five sons, their partners, and five adorable grandchildren. She is the author of award-winning books such as Eli’s Lie-O-Meter: A Story About Telling the Truth; Was It the Chocolate Pudding? A Story For Little Kids About Divorce; Do You Sing Twinkle? A Story About Remarriage and… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Judith M. Stern

Judith M. Stern, MA, is a teacher and private educational consultant in Rockville, Maryland, specializing in work with children who have learning and attention problems. She is an experienced learning disabilities teacher, reading specialist and classroom teacher. She speaks nationally on subjects such as attention deficit disorder, learning problems and children’s study/organizational skills. Judith is the co-author of three Magination Press… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Andrew P. Smiler, PhD

Andrew P. Smiler, PhD, is a therapist and author residing in Winston-Salem, NC. Andrew holds a PhD in developmental psychology from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Towson University. He has authored more than 20 journal articles and book chapters relating to boys, men, sexual development, and identity issues, namely, Challenging Casanova: Beyond… Read more »