Teen Librarian Toolbox
October 18, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
The authors talk about their shared love of nonfiction and their new books.
October 17, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Historical fiction helps [kids] see that the past is closer to the present than they ever imagined, that the lives of people who lived long ago are not so different from their own.
May 10, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
In THE NATURAL GENIUS OF ANTS, Harvard Corson has a huge task in front of him and only a short summer to accomplish it—trying to get his doctor father to forgive himself for a very big mistake that cost a baby her life. Not only that, but Harvard also needs to keep an ant colony alive!
March 30, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
I wanted to raise these turtles’ visibility by telling a story about them. Through the writing process, and even the marketing and publicity process, the book has become a natural extension of the conservation work I began with my son.
March 22, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Ellen Outside the Lines challenged me in the research it initially required to get a handle on my setting and the cultural heritage of the characters who called Barcelona home.
October 15, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
SALT MAGIC began when I ripped up some plywood flooring in my old house and found a 1927 newspaper article underneath. A few years later I stumbled onto the newspaper article in my files, did a little research, and became totally freaking obsessed.
July 12, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
While librarianship has made me more susceptible to getting distracted by rabbit holes, it’s also made it much easier for me to come out of those holes with a rabbit in hand.
May 20, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
Who would have thought a “keep it current” and a never “way back in time” writer would be seduced by the lure of history?
May 19, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
Becoming anything is hard. Rebuilding when the pieces are shattered so small is a whole different way of becoming.
October 22, 2019 by Amanda MacGregor
Debut author London Shah joins us to talk about the world-building and research that went into designing a functioning submerged world in her forthcoming book, THE LIGHT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD.
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
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