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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!


Author Fan Face-Off: Pax

Today we welcome Sara Pennypacker to the Author Fan Face-off studio for a challenge based on her beloved novel of a boy and a fox, Pax.


Author Fan Face-Off: El Deafo

Here’s the latest, an El Deafo challenge with the amazing and always funny Cece Bell!


Author Fan Face-off: Spy School

And here’s the latest Author Fan Face-off, this time featuring Stuart Gibbs and the first book of his bestselling Spy School series!


Author Fan Face-off: The Miscalculations of Lighting Girl

Here’s episode #3 of Author Fan Face-off, with Stacy McAnulty and her math-filled novel The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl!


Author Fan Face-off: The Great Greene Heist

Here’s episode 2 of Author Fan Face-off, with guest author Varian Johnson going up against a true superfan of his novel The Great Greene Heist!


Author Fan Face-off with Mr. Lemoncello!

Check out a new video series I’m trying out – Author Fan Face-off! In each episode, one famous author and one student/fan go head to head on 10 trivia questions from one of the author’s best loved books. My co-host is super-librarian Stacey Rattner. Our first guest author is Chris Grabenstein and the featured book […]


SLJ Cover Story!

Here’s something I never expected to see – me, as a cartoon by the comics legend Stan Mack, on the cover of School Library Journal! SLJ is generously offering free online access to the magazine during this time – check it out here.


New comic in The Horn Book

The Horn Book is doing a very cool and generous thing during this crisis – allowing anyone to read the full magazine online for free. And it just so happens that I have a comic in the new May/June edition! It’s a special “Breaking the Rules” edition, and they invited a bunch of writers to […]