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Children's Book Week: Katie McElligot in Homewood

Katie is a lifelong Midwesterner and Chicagoan. She was born and raised just outside Chicago, attended college at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and currently resides in Oak Park, Illinois. When Katie was a toddler, she named her blanket ‘Harry’ after Harold Washington, Chicago’s first African-American Mayor. Katie McElligott is a first-time author and a full-time Creative Director at a Chicago advertising agency.

Nothing Is Scary with Harry Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781680523867
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Published: Cottage Door Press - February 19th, 2019

Children's Book Week: Tracy Watland in Homewood

Tracy Watland is a writer, speaker, and advocate for peace, love, and kindness. As a child, she often wrote personal stories for her friends, always creating a happy ending for them. She uses the power of positivity to help both adults and children believe in themselves , encouraging them to follow their dreams. Tracy’s favorite things in life are the beach, rock concerts, and doing Random Acts of Kindness. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago. This is her first children’s book.

The Kindness Can Cover Image
$11.96
ISBN: 9781631779961
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Published: Mascot Books - December 6th, 2016

Children's Book Week: Marlene Targ Brill in Homewood

Marlene Targ brill is an award-winning author of over 70 books for readers of all ages. she especially seeks to write girls and women into history and tell stories about children and their accomplishments.  Come hear her share stories about how her two latest books, Picture Girl and Dolores Huerta Stands Strong: The Woman Who Demanded Justice came to be.

Picture Girl Cover Image
By Marlene Targ Brill, Michael Sayre (Illustrator)
$7.19
ISBN: 9781732027602
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Published: Golden Alley Press - September 20th, 2018

Diary of a Drummer Boy Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781732027640
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Published: Golden Alley Press - August 17th, 2018

Dolores Huerta Stands Strong: The Woman Who Demanded Justice (Biographies for Young Readers) Cover Image
$13.46
ISBN: 9780821423301
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Published: Ohio University Press - August 16th, 2018

Children's Book Week: Bibi Belford in Homewood

Hey there, I’m Bibi Belford. Here’s what you need to know about me. I love kids. I love books. And I love writing books for kids who want to be everyday heroes and make positive changes in the world. I taught in East Aurora, IL for a boatload of years so I have a lot of real-life stories to use in my books. Now, I’m an author, educational consultant, and literacy advocate.

Canned and Crushed Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9781510716612
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Published: Sky Pony - June 20th, 2017

Crossing the Line Cover Image
$12.79
ISBN: 9781510708006
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Published: Sky Pony - August 22nd, 2017

Another D for DeeDee Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781510724068
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Published: Sky Pony - September 11th, 2018

Children's Book Week: Kathleen Doherty at Homewood

Kathleen enjoys bringing kids and quality literature together. She's a Reading Specialist and an Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction. Her love of learning has led her to graduate from four different universities. 
Nothing scares her. Kathleen has taught elementary school for over 30 years. A student once told her she'd make a great vampire because she's tall and her teeth are sharp! 

Don't Feed the Bear Cover Image
By Kathleen Doherty, Chip Wass (Illustrator)
$13.56
ISBN: 9781454919797
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - April 10th, 2018

Children's Book Week: Heidi Roemer in Homewood

Heidi Bee Roemer has authored ten children's books; five to be published in 2019 and beyond. Her first book, Come to My Party and Other Shape Poems, 2004, was nominated for the Monarch, Mockingbird and Great Lakes' Great Books Awards. She has sold over 400 poems and stories to a variety of children's magazines and two dozen anthologies.

Peekity Boo--What You Can Do! Cover Image
By Heidi Bee Roemer, Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9781250122322
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 19th, 2019

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