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News from Elephant Books,

the Book Service for Kids.



Inside the Creative Process

Ever wonder how a children’s author and illustrator approaches his or her craft? When we last spoke to one of our featured authors, Sophy Henn, she kindly shared some insight and pictures describing how she developed the idea for her first book, Where Bear.

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Meet the Author: A Further Conversation with Sophy Henn

We love hearing from our subscribers and last July we heard from a lot of you about the book, “Pom Pom Panda Gets the Grumps”. We jumped at the chance to include another wonderful book by one of our favorite authors, Sophy Henn for this month’s book box.

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Jenny Silverstone: The Lifelong Benefits of Reading

This week we wanted to share with you an excerpt from Jenny Silverstone’s article on the lifelong benefits of reading for children. Jenny Silverstone is a professional writer, mother of two, and advocate of the importance of childhood reading.

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Meet the Author: Tim Hamilton

Our December author of the month, Tim Hamilton, is a children’s author, cartoonist, and comic books creator. He both adapted the text and created the illustrations for the highly acclaimed, authorized graphic novel adaption of Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”.

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Meet the Author: Steve Breen

Henry McHenry is an adorable little rhino that just can’t seem to stay clean. If you have a Henry at your house or know a Henry, then we have the perfect book for you. Our November selection, “A Perfect Mess” written by Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, Steve Breen, will quickly become a favorite.

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