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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 and Winter Mini Challenge authors and illustrators. Come back for even more new content COMING SOON.

Check out our Bonus Interviews for extra content! 

Naomi Shihab Nye

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

Sharon Rentta

Meet author and illustrator Sharon Rentta! Read more

Jillian Morris and Duncan Brake

Meet Jillian and Duncan, authors of Shark Super Powers, marine biologists and shark advocates! Read more

Eirlys Hunter and Kirsten Slade

Meet author Eirlys Hunter and illustrator Kirsten Slade! Read more

Top picks for a winter of reading

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