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AFF with Dan Santat/A First Time for Everything!

We just posted our first new Author Fan Face-off of the school year – a showdown with the author/illustrator Dan Santat and his great graphic novel A First Time For Everything!

Author Fan Face-off season finale

We finished up the season with a little twist – me in the author’s hot seat in a BOMB challenge. Now I know why authors always said they were nervous at the start of the recordings… This student challenger is no joke!

Kwame Alexander on AFF!

Big day for Author Fan Face-off: the great Kwame Alexander challenges sharp-reading Stephen to see who knows THE CROSSOVER better. Can anyone keep up with these guys?

Mr. Benedict on AFF!

This is one we really wanted to do – in Author Fan Face-off #33, Trenton Lee Stewart takes on a true super-fan in a Mysterious Benedict Society challenge. Think you know this book? Well, see if you can keep up with these two!

Author Fan Face-off updates

We’re about to post our 30th episode of Author Fan Face-off, and starting to get some really nice attention. Here’s a new podcast from WAMC. And this very cool article with idea for how teachers can use the show – which was our whole motivation in the first place!

Meg Medina on Author Fan Face-off!

A big day for us at Author Fan Face-off: Meg Medina joins us for a MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS challenge!

Lots More AFF!

Super-librarian Stacey Rattner and I have been keeping up with our goal of doing one new Author Fan Face-off episode each week, posting new ones each Monday morning at 7:00 Eastern. Here’s the latest, with Adam Gidwitz and his wonderfully creepy fairy tale remix, A Tale Dark and Grimm. Subscribe to my channel for all […]

4 New Author Fan Face-off Episodes!

The show goes on – and we’re adding new episodes all the time! One of these days I’ll get back to doing my actual job, but this is too much fun for now. Here’s an episode featuring Kekla Magoon and The Season of Styx Malone. And one with Dan Gutman and the first book in […]

Author Fan Face-off: Origami Yoda

And here’s our latest edition of Author Fan Face-off, featuring the ever entertaining Tom Angleberger, and the first book in his bestselling Origami Yoda series.

Author Fan Face-Off: The One and Only Ivan

By popular demand, Stacey and I welcome Katherine Applegate to the Author Fan Face-Off studio for a much-anticipated One and Only Ivan Challenge!