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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 »

From Sketch to Book: Laura Wood

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Laura Wood’s work can be found in picture books and magazines (and as the header illustrated logo on a certain, ahem, children’s book press’ blog :). By day, she likes to go in her studio to draw animals and little people. By night, she likes to put her dancing shoes on and lindy hop under the stars. There are three different… Read more »

Meet Magination Authors Shaina Rudolph and Danielle Royer!

  Shaina Rudolph and Danielle Royer are the authors of All My Stripes: A Story for Children With Autism, an endearing, unique, and beautiful story about embracing differences.  Shaina has been educating children for the last 12 years as a reading specialist in the greater Los Angeles area. Working with students from all walks of life has taught her to instill the… Read more »

From Sketch to Book: Jennifer Zivoin

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  Jennifer Zivoin has always loved art and storytelling, so becoming an illustrator was a natural career path. And just wait until you see her work! Jennifer has illustrated two books for Magination Press, All My Stripes and Big Red and the Little Bitty Wolf, masterfully bringing the characters to life. Read on to hear a little about Jennifer’s inspiration and process… Read more »

Meet Jeffrey Bone, PsyD and Lisa Bone, PhD!

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Jeffrey Bone, PsyD, and Lisa Bone, PhD

Jeffrey Bone, PsyD, and Lisa Bone, PhD, are psychologists in private practice in Orange County, California. Jeffrey graduated from Kenyon College and the California School of Professional Psychology. Lisa graduated from the University of Alabama and the California School of Professional Psychology. They are parents to two girls, who have inspired them to create poetry and whimsical stories for their… Read more »

Meet Blythe Grossberg, PsyD!

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Asperger's Teens by Blythe Grossberg, PsyD

Blythe Grossberg, PsyD, is a learning specialist in New York City who works to help children with Asperger’s syndrome and learning issues become more effective at school. She is the author of three Magination Press books: Asperger’s Teens: Understanding High School for Students on the Autism Spectrum, Asperger’s Rules! How to Make Sense of School and Friends, and Applying to… Read more »

Fall 2015 Books

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This Fall, Magination Press has released seven new books. That’s a lot for a small and mighty press! Our Fall books are wonderfully written and layered with interesting psychology and evidence-based information. And, if I may toot our horn even more, all are beautifully designed and illustrated. What are the books about? Glad you asked! Read on… Bounce Back: How To Be A Resilient Kid by… Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving + Five Books on Mindfulness

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Thanksgiving is an opportunity to spend time with loved ones, an excuse to eat delicious food, and a reminder to focus on everything we have to be thankful for: Friends. Family. Community. Sweet potatoes. But Thanksgiving is just one day. How do you cultivate a habit of gratitude throughout the rest of the year? Practicing mindfulness is a great starting point. By… Read more »

From Sketch to Book: Tiphanie Beeke

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Tiphanie Beeke earned a master’s degree in illustration from the Royal College of Art in London and currently lives in France with her husband and three children. She enjoys the sunshine, the snow, illustrating books, and living with her noisy family. We adore her illustrations in Some Bunny To Talk To, and recently asked her a few questions about her… Read more »