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Archives - March 2017

Interview: Tania Del Rio, author of Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods: A Novel

Mar 24, 2017

Beginning in November 2015 with WARREN THE 13TH AND THE ALL-SEEING EYE, Tania Del Rio and Will Staehle's whimsical children's series follows Warren, a Victorian bellop who has taken over the management of his family's hotel. Full of wild and wacky guests, the hotel is home to dozens of adventures, puzzles and mysteries --- oh, and it walks. In celebration of the release of the second book in the series, WARREN THE 13TH AND THE WHISPERING WOODS, we sat down with the incredible team behind Warren and asked them about their inspirations, collaborations and plans for future books.

Interview: Mary Pope Osborne, author of World at War, 1944

Mar 8, 2017

After 25 years of adventures with Jack and Annie in Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House series, the fun still isn't over! For the series' 25th anniversary, Osborne has blessed her faithful readers with a special edition book for advanced readers. WORLD AT WAR, 1944 is set in France on the night before the D-Day invasion of World War II where Jack and Annie must crack a code to save the day. While Osborne has been busy over the years researching and writing her Magic Tree House series, she has also become a huge advocate for children's literacy. Here at Kidsreads, we had the chance to talk with Osborne about the past 25 years and the Magic Tree House series. In our exciting interview, Osborne discusses the process that goes into creating her educational stories, the future of the Magic Tree House, the importance of children's literacy and much more!