Meet Magination Press Author Susan Sweet, PhD

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Susan D. Sweet, PhD, is a clinical child psychologist and mother of two. While working in various hospitals, schools, and community-based centers, Susan is singularly focused on  children’s mental health and well-being. Susan loves to cook (and eat!) and hopes to encourage children to view food as one of life’s greatest adventures. Princess Penelopea Hates Peas, co-authored with Brenda S. Miles, PhD,  is… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author Jeanie Franz Ransom

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Jeanie Franz Ransom is a children’s picture book author and former elementary school counselor whose award-winning books include What Really Happened to Humpty? and the sequel, The Crown Affair; What Do Parents Do? (When You’re Not Home); and three Magination Press titles: Big Red and the Little Bitty Wolf,  Don’t Squeal Unless It’s a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales,… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author, Jeanne Kraus!

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Jeanne Kraus has worked in the Broward County School System for over 30 years as an elementary reading specialist, classroom teacher, and gifted teacher. Her special expertise is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Her lifelong interest was inspired by her son, Cory, who at six years old was diagnosed with ADHD. Jeanne’s first book with MP, Cory Stories, was an instant classic!… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author, Lemniscates!

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With years of experience as a designer and illustrator of children’s books under publishers’ commissions, Carme founded Lemniscates studio in Barcelona in 2010 to create complete book projects in collaboration with other authors, teachers, psychologists, and educators. We first met Carme at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and fell in love with her work and with her passion for creating books… Read more »

New titles for 2016

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We have been busy! Just wait until you see what we have to offer. Beautiful, sometimes funny, but always helpful books, full of hop—Magination Press plans to release 17 titles in 2016 on the topics of picky eating, bullying, childhood depression, anxiety/worries/bedtime fears, neglect, emotional regulation and movement, individual differences, making mistakes, death in the family, hyperactivity, planning and organization… Read more »

From Sketch to Book: Viviana Garofoli

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  Viviana Garofoli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she currently lives with her husband, Sergio, and two daughters, April and Emma. As a child, her favorite pastime was playing with her watercolors and crayons on big sheets of paper; if asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, Viviana would immediately reply, “a painter.” In 1995,… Read more »

Happy New Year!

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How to Feel Good by Tricia Mangan

Happy new year! This is a time when many people focus on their physical fitness and health—whether they resolve to eat more fruits and vegetables, quit smoking, or start a new workout routine. No doubt you’ve read countless articles and blog posts about how to make and stick to fitness goals in the new year. But what about your mental health? … Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author Michael Genhart, PhD

Michael Genhart, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco and Mill Valley, California.  Ouch Moments is his first children’s book. We recently asked him a few questions, and wow, what a delight to hear Michael’s thoughts about life, family, Charlotte’s Web, writing and what it takes to write a kid’s book (spoiler alert: It’s patience, persistence,… Read more »

2015 Award Round-up!

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What a great year for MP books! Here are some award winners from 2015: This Day in June won the Stonewall Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature from the American Library Association.  It was also named the winner of the Notable Books for a Global Society Award, given from the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group of… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author, Michael Tompkins, PhD

Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, a founding partner of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy; Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley; and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He specializes in cognitive–behavior therapy for anxiety and mood disorders in adults, adolescents, and children. Michael is the author, along… Read more »