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Behind the Book with Alex Hart-Upendo: Bullies, Bow ties, and Brilliant Alex
17 Aug 2017

Behind the Book with Alex Hart-Upendo: Bullies, Bow ties, and Brilliant Alex

Alex Hart-Upendo is no ordinary fourth grader. At just 10 years old, he’s a CEO, fashion designer, philanthropist, and author. His first book, about a boy who overcomes bullying with the help of some super snazzy bow ties, has helped Alex turn his creativity and entrepreneurial spirit into a movement that’s inspiring children around the world. We caught up with him to find out more...

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Author Spotlight: Nicholas Sutton Bell
16 Jun 2016

Author Spotlight: Nicholas Sutton Bell

The majority of us grew up reading stories which resulted in a lesson or learning of some sort—think Aesop’s Fables or The Tortoise and the Hare. Arguably, these books helped to shape our moral compass and our sense of right and wrong. Nicholas Sutton Bell, a creative jack-of-all-trades, decided to revisit one of these classic stories, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and put a modern,...

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Kent’s Corner Presents: Children’s Books
15 Mar 2016

Kent’s Corner Presents: Children’s Books

Welcome back to Kent’s Corner. This week I delve into one of my favorite genres of all: The children’s section. So pour yourself an apple juice and grab your binky. It’s going to be a colorful ride. And hey, perhaps they’ll inspire you to make a children’s book of your own! Gator Goes by Bike 7×7 Photo Book Made with Adobe InDesign How do different...

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Author Spotlight: Sarah and James Steele
08 Mar 2016

Author Spotlight: Sarah and James Steele

Every once in a while, you come across a book that people of all ages can love. The Shoephabet by Sarah and James Steele is undoubtedly one of those books. This book originally popped up on our radar when our own Susan Rimmerman highlighted it in one of our December Staff Picks posts. Meet Sarah and James Steele, parents of three little redheaded Hoosiers (all...

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Kickstarter Interview: Deborah Kelson
14 Aug 2015

Kickstarter Interview: Deborah Kelson

Meet Deborah Kelson, a marketing executive in Silicon Valley and mother of two adorable kids, who always had a dream—to make a children’s book about taking turns called Peanut Butter or Jelly. In order to make this dream come true, she created a Kickstarter campaign and joined forces with Blurb to seamlessly make it all happen. She used our free desktop publishing software to perfect...

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5 Tips for Children’s Books
02 Sep 2014

5 Tips for Children’s Books

Children’s books are a unique genre in that they require expert storytelling and illustration skills, as well as a keen focus on the audience before the story is even crafted. Whereas novels and memoirs are geared toward adults and can interest a wide range of readers, illustrated children’s books have to focus on very specific topics targeted at specific age groups. If you’ve got the...

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