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Danielle Herzog, is a freelance writer who has the pleasure of writing for the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Parenting.com, The Huffington Post, AOL.com, What to Expect.com, Nickelodeon’s Nick Mom and various other national and local magazines, newspapers and sites. Additionally, she was the writer behind Martinis and Minivans, which garnered over 20,000 combined followers in just two years. She is also an on-air reporter and correspondent for Moms Everyday, as well as for local and national television programs. Danielle is currently completing her first novel, a work of women's fiction. Danielle tweets at @martinisandmini and can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/martinisandminivans. Her website is - www.danielleherzog.com.

Melissa Sarno’s Debut Novel Just Under the Clouds Examines Homelessness with Sensitivity and Compassion

just under the clouds

Melissa Sarno’s Debut Novel Just Under the Clouds Examines Homelessness with Sensitivity and Compassion

As a school counselor, I was very much looking forward to Melissa Sarno’s debut middle grade novel, Just Under the Clouds, which tackles the topic of...
Veera Hiranandani’s The Night Diary Tells the Gripping Story of a Young Girl’s Harrowing Journey

coming of age stories

Veera Hiranandani’s The Night Diary Tells the Gripping Story of a Young Girl’s Harrowing Journey

The Night Diary is set in India in 1947, a country divided by political unrest and violence, but the struggles and emotions the characters face will hit...
Two Young Fans Interview Author Laura Gehl and Illustrator Christopher Weyant on Their New Book My Pillow Keeps Moving!

the pillow store

Two Young Fans Interview Author Laura Gehl and Illustrator Christopher Weyant on Their New Book My Pillow Keeps Moving!

When your children snort with laughter when they read a book, you know you have a keeper on your hands. That’s exactly what happened when my kids, Cooper...
Fans of Magical Coming-of-Age Stories: Don’t Miss Neil Patrick Harris’ The Magic Misfits

oh oh oh it's magic

Fans of Magical Coming-of-Age Stories: Don’t Miss Neil Patrick Harris’ The Magic Misfits

People love magic. It gives us something to believe in when our brains tell us there is no way a trick is possible. At every magic show I have ever gone...
Author Mo Willems Talks to Two Young Superfans

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Author Mo Willems Talks to Two Young Superfans

There’s a certain squeal of excitement you hear when you make a child’s wildest dreams come true. I had the joy of hearing it recently, when I told...
Lisa Ann Scott’s Back on the Map is a Heartwarming Story About Fighting for What You Believe In

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Lisa Ann Scott’s Back on the Map is a Heartwarming Story About Fighting for What You Believe In

My daughter rushed to open the padded envelope containing Lisa Ann Scott’s latest middle grade novel, Back on the Map. I didn’t have a chance to even...
Olympic Sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross’ Run With Me is an Inspiring Autobiography

the heart of a champion

Olympic Sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross’ Run With Me is an Inspiring Autobiography

We love screaming “RUN” at the television as Olympic sprinters dash across the track, each vying for the coveted gold medal. Every four years, we are...
Chelsea Clinton’s She Persisted Shares the Powerful Stories of 13 American Women

inspiring stories

Chelsea Clinton’s She Persisted Shares the Powerful Stories of 13 American Women

When Chelsea Clinton decided to write a picture book about powerful women in history called She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World,...
Two Budding Artists Interview Illustrator Chris Appelhans

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Two Budding Artists Interview Illustrator Chris Appelhans

There’s a picture hanging on our bedroom wall of a giraffe. It doesn’t look like a giraffe or even have the colors of a giraffe; actually, it...
Sarah Mlynowski’s Whatever After Series: Fairy Tales with a Feminist Twist

no princes required

Sarah Mlynowski’s Whatever After Series: Fairy Tales with a Feminist Twist

It always bothered me that Rapunzel just sat around waiting in her tower for a man to save her. Are you really telling me that with all that time on her...
Author Jon Klassen is Interviewed by Two of His Biggest (Smallest) Fans About We Found a Hat

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Author Jon Klassen is Interviewed by Two of His Biggest (Smallest) Fans About We Found a Hat

When I asked my 8 year old daughter and 5 year old son which picture book author or illustrator they would most love to interview—both immediately...
6 Books for Kids Who Love History and Hamilton!

making history

6 Books for Kids Who Love History and Hamilton!

The first time my children ever heard a song from the Broadway hit musical, Hamilton, they were hooked. They didn’t just love the amazing melodies...

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