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Interview: Wade Albert White, author of The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes

Sep 13, 2016

Here at Kidsreads, we're always on the hunt for our next great read, so you can imagine how excited we are about Wade Albert White's THE ADVENTURER'S GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL ESCAPES --- a book that combines tons of action, side-splitting humor and a feisty heroine into one fantastic story. In this new book, an orphan named Anne is shocked when she is selected for a magical quest to solve a bizarre riddle and discover her true origin. Fortunately, she has some great friends and one amazing book to help her find her way. In celebration of the book's release, we spoke with debut author Wade Albert White about his inspiration for his book, his writing process and what we can expect from future installments of this seriously funny new series.

Interview: Justin LaRocca Hansen , author of Brothers Unite

Aug 1, 2016

Graphic novels are all the rage lately and here at Kidsreads we were delighted to come across BROTHERS UNITE, the start of an epic new trilogy from author and illustrator Justin LaRocca Hansen. In this action-packed book, two brothers find themselves with some super new abilities after receiving a secondhand scarf and umbrella from a yard sale. In this interview with Kidsreads.com's Julia Luedtke, Justin tells us more about the inspiration for the books, what he thinks it means to be a hero and what fanscan expect from the next two books in the series. Right on!


Interview: Liesl Shurtliff, author of Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood

Apr 22, 2016

According to award-winning author Liesl Shurtliff, rewriting popular fairytales was always part of her inevitable destiny. From fan favorite's RUMP: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin to her new twisted tale, RED:The True Story of Red Riding Hood, Shurtliff never fails to surprise readers with fresh new spins on these charming tales. In this book, Red is on a quest to cure her grandmother who has fallen ill, but cannot seem to complete her journey without a few unexpected bumps in the road. Will these obstacles expose her greatest weakness? In this interview with Kidsreads.com's Angela Warsinske asks Shurtfill the questions that help readers to understand her inspiration for her child-like sense of wonder. Here, Shurtliff details her magical experiences as an adolescent and how they have never really left her.

Interview: Patrick Carman, author of Fizzopolis: The Trouble with Fuzzwonker Fizz

Mar 16, 2016

Patrick Carman is the award-winning author of many books for young adults and children. His latest book, FIZZOPOLIS: The Trouble with Fuzzwonker Fizz, introduces the start of a new series set in a wacky town called Fizzopolis, home to the world's greatest soda pop, Fuzzwonker Fizz, and the Fizzies, a group of zany creatures who cause mischief whenever possible.