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Meet our authors and illustrators

Here you’ll find read-alongs, fun facts, and much more from our Summer Reading Challenge authors and illustrators.

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Check out our Bonus Interviews for extra content!

Raman Prinja

Meet Professor Raman Prinja and his dazzling book Wonders of the Night Sky - part of our Gadgeteers Summer Reading Challenge book collection. Read more

Naomi Shihab Nye

Hear poet Naomi Shihab Nye read from her new book - Cast Away, Poems for our Time. Read more

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Information for adults


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