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Meet Magination Press Author: Jo Rooks!

Jo Rooks is an illustrator, author, and graphic designer living in leafy South West London with her husband and two children. Jo studied at Bath School of Art and Design and pursued a career in graphic design. When Jo had her two children, she began to rediscover her love of art, poetry, and creative writing for children. She is passionate… Read more »

From Sketch to Book at Magination Press: Jamie Tablason!

Jamie Tablason loves illustrating for children and the young at heart. Through whimsical imagery and engaging characters, she hopes to connect with her audience and inspire young and old to tell their own stories. Jamie received her BFA and MA in illustration from CSU Long Beach, School of Art. She currently works and lives in Lakewood, CA, with her husband… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Debbie Wagenbach!

Debbie Wagenbach grew up on a farm in southeast Iowa, the oldest of nine siblings. She has been reading and telling stories to children for as long as she can remember. As a retired children’s librarian, she now writes books for children herself, mostly during the daylight hours. Debbie still lives on the same farm, where she enjoys quiet strolls… Read more »

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 »

LGBTQ Pride

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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 »