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Skinny Dip

Loni Niles

Skinny Dip with Loni Niles 

We inter­viewed Loni Niles, K‑12 media spe­cial­ist in the Wade­­­na-Deer Creek pub­lic schools in west cen­tral Min­neso­ta. She shared her thoughts about books and life. What is your favorite late-night snack? I love pop­corn and can eat it any time dur­ing the day, even for break­fast! Favorite city to vis­it? Chica­go. Even though we moved from there

Mike Wohnoutka

Skinny Dip with Mike Wohnoutka 

We inter­viewed Mike Wohnout­ka, chil­dren’s book illus­tra­tor, wide­ly known for his books Dad’s First Day, Moo!, and Lit­tle Pup­py and the Big Green Mon­ster. (Mike’s last name is pro­nounced wuh-noot-kuh.) Which book do you find your­self rec­om­mend­ing pas­sion­ate­ly? Pic­ture books in gen­er­al. I often hear par­ents say their chil­dren are too old for pic­ture books. Recent­ly a

April Whatley Bedford

Skinny Dip with April Whatley Bedford 

We inter­viewed April What­ley Bed­ford, life­long read­er, cur­rent­ly the Dean of the School of Edu­ca­tion at Brook­lyn Col­lege. Which celebri­ty, liv­ing or not, do you wish would invite you to a cof­fee shop? Can I choose two? I would love to have cof­fee with Michelle and Barack Oba­ma, either togeth­er or indi­vid­u­al­ly. I’m sure I’m not

Nancy Peterson

Skinny Dip with Nancy Peterson 

We inter­viewed Nan­cy Peter­son, EdD, pro­fes­sor of ele­men­tary edu­ca­tion at Utah Val­ley Uni­ver­si­ty and co-chair of UVU’s annu­al Forum on Engaged Read­ing “For the Love of Read­ing” con­fer­ence and retreat.  Which celebri­ty, liv­ing or not, do you wish would invite you to a cof­fee shop? I recent­ly learned that Patrick Hen­ry (Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War Patri­ot) is one of my

Skinny Dip with Linda Sue Park 

We inter­viewed Lin­da Sue Park, vet­er­an author and New­bery medal­ist, whose books have inspired chil­dren in many ways, appeal­ing to a wide range of read­ers with books like A Sin­gle Shard, The Mul­ber­ry Project, Keep­ing Score, Yaks Yak, and A Long Walk to Water. Which celebri­ty, liv­ing or not, do you wish would invite you to a cof­fee shop?

Caren Stelson

Skinny Dip with Caren Stelson 

We inter­viewed Caren Stel­son, first-time author, whose non­fic­tion book Sachiko: a Nagasa­ki Bomb Sur­vivor Sto­ry has received a good deal of pos­i­tive recog­ni­tion, includ­ing the longlist for the Nation­al Book Award and inclu­sion on many Best Books of 2016 lists. (Her name is pro­nounced just as you would say Karen.) Which celebri­ty would invite you like to invite to a coffee

Janet Taylor Lisle

Skinny Dip with Janet Taylor Lisle 

For this inter­view, we chat with Janet Tay­lor Lisle, New­bery Hon­or-win­n­ing author of After­noon of the Elves, the Scott O’Dell Award-win­n­ing The Art of Keep­ing Cool, and the thriller Black Duck, along with many oth­er read­er favorites. Which celebri­ty, liv­ing or not, do you wish would invite you to a cof­fee shop? I’m quite sure Emi­ly Dickinson,

Ed Spicer

Skinny Dip with Ed Spicer 

For this inter­view, we vis­it with Ed Spicer, edu­ca­tor, author, cur­ricu­lum guide writer, and ALA com­mit­tee mem­ber many times over. Which celebri­ty, liv­ing or not, do you wish would invite you to a cof­fee shop? I would love to spend some time in a con­fi­den­tial, friend­ly chat with Michelle Oba­ma. Which book do you find yourself

Cynthia Grady

Skinny Dip with Cynthia Grady 

We vis­it with Cyn­thia Grady, author and librar­i­an, at her home in New Mex­i­co. She tells us her favorite child­hood can­dy, the per­son she’d ask to meet her at a cof­fee shop, and much more.

Debby Dahl Edwardson

Skinny Dip with Debby Dahl Edwardson 

For this inter­view, we vis­it with Deb­by Dahl Edward­son, author of the Nation­al Book Award final­ist My Name is Not Easy and co-founder of the Loon­Song Writ­ers’ Retreat. Which celebri­ty, liv­ing or not, do you wish would invite you to a cof­fee shop? Anne Lam­ott. I feel like I already know her so well though

Heidi Hammond

Skinny Dip with Heidi Hammond 

For this inter­view, we vis­it with Hei­di Ham­mond, asso­ciate pro­fes­sor at St. Cather­ine Uni­ver­si­ty in the MLIS pro­gram, long-time school librar­i­an, and author of Read­ing the Art in Calde­cott Award Books: a Guide to the Illus­tra­tions, along with co-author Gail D. Nord­strom. Which celebri­ty, liv­ing or not, do you wish would invite you to a coffee

Pamela S. Turner

Skinny Dip with Pamela S. Turner 

For this inter­view, we vis­it with Pamela S. Turn­er, chil­dren’s book author with two new books out in 2016, Samu­rai Ris­ing: The Epic Life of Minamo­to Yoshit­sune and Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World’s Bright­est Bird: Which celebri­ty, liv­ing or not, do you wish would invite you to a cof­fee shop? Sir Richard Francis

Mélina Mangal

Skinny Dip with Mélina Mangal 

For this inter­view, we vis­it with Méli­na Man­gal, chil­dren’s book author and librar­i­an: What’s your favorite late-night snack? My favorite ANYTIME snack is white ched­dar pop­corn.   Most cher­ished child­hood mem­o­ry?   Roam­ing through the north woods, climb­ing trees with my sis­ter and broth­ers.  I loved being out­doors so much.    Illustrator’s work you most

Skinny Dip with Rebecca Kai Dotlich 

We are pleased to share a Skin­ny Dip with Nan­cy John­son, pro­fes­sor, children’s/young adult lit­er­a­ture and English/ lan­guage arts edu­ca­tion, West­ern Wash­ing­ton University.

Nancy Johnson

Skinny Dip with Nancy Johnson 

We are pleased to share a Skin­ny Dip with Nan­cy John­son, pro­fes­sor, children’s/young adult lit­er­a­ture and English/ lan­guage arts edu­ca­tion, West­ern Wash­ing­ton University.

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