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Happy Mother’s Day!

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The Flyaway Blanket

Today is all about celebrating moms. There are many different mothers in the world—stay-at-home, working, adoptive, new moms, and moms with many kids. Don’t forget those grandmas too! Just as kids go through many changes, so do their parents and their relationships with each other. But no matter what, parents have an unconditional love that’s worth celebrating not only on… 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 »

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 Claudine Crangle!

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Meet the delightful and talented Claudine Crangle, author and illustrator of Woolfred Cannot Eat Dandelions: A Tale of Being True to Your Tummy, and read on to learn a delicous way to actually eat dandelions! What’s your normal writing process? How do you decide what topics to write on? I’ve written about my personal experience. When I wrote my first… 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 »