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Interview: Mike Wolfe, author of Kid Pickers: How to Turn Junk into Treasure

Apr 17, 2013

Mike Wolfe, the star of "American Pickers" on the History Channel, is the author of KID PICKERS: How to Turn Junk into Treasure. This guide is loaded with tips on how to pick through junk, not only to find unexpected treasure, but to find the history of your everyday environment. In this interview, Mike Wolfe explains how he first got started picking through junk, why he values the worn-down everyday item and what he hopes children will take from his book.

Why do you love picking through junk so much?

Interview: Kirby Larson, author of Hattie Ever After

Feb 5, 2013

HATTIE BIG SKY, the much beloved story by Kirby Larson, is about 16-year-old Hattie, who leaves her life in Iowa proves up on her uncle's Montana homestead. Now, Hattie is back for another adventure in HATTIE EVER AFTER, in which she moves to San Francisco to persue her dream to be a journalist.

: Jerry Spinelli, author of Hokey Pokey

Jan 31, 2013

In Jerry Spinelli's most recent novel, HOKEY POKEY, he explores the inevitable transition from childhood to adolescence. Set in Hokey Pokey, a place where only kids live, one of the oldest boys' bikes is stolen...and by a girl. After that, everything begins to feel strange. What is happening?

Interview: Sheila Turnage, author of Three Times Lucky

Oct 25, 2012

Shelia Turnage's debut children's book, THREE TIMES LUCKY, follows spunky eleven-year-old Mo LoBeau and her best friend, Dale, while they try to solve the mystery of a murder that happened in Tupelo Landing, their small town in North Carolina. This heart-warming tale explores the meaning of family and friendships...and how sometimes what you're looking for is right in front of you.

Interview: Ben Hatke, author of Legends of Zita the Spacegirl

Sep 13, 2012

Artist/writer Ben Hatke created a delightful and amazing adventure in Zita the Spacegirl. Now he’s back with more Zita (and more space!) in Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, which is even more awesome than the first book. Here’s what Ben had to say about it.