Kid Reporter Author Interviews
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
Do you need help picking out what book to read next? Let the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps be your guide! Get the scoop on the latest books from some of your favorite authors in this collection of author interviews. You'll also find links to reviews of these authors' books at the end of the interview. And check out the Scholastic Kids Press Corps Blog for more book ideas!
Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson, is a Newbery Medal-winning book that has been popular for nearly thirty years. The message of friendship and loss is as strong today as it was when it was first published in 1977. Two Scholastic Kid Reporters recently had the opportunity to sit down with Katherine Paterson and her son David.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick, is a novel like no other. There are pages of exciting events and then suddenly, wait! A picture with tiny details, then a big picture that takes up the whole page, and the next page, and the next page, and the next! The pictures are actually telling the story. It'Ã‚Â™s like a book and a movie all in one.
Scholastic Kid Reporter Michael Carboni talks to Daniel Pinkwater about his new novel, The Neddiad.
The newest must-read children's book by Michael Winerip, Adam Canfield Watch Your Back, is one of the most exciting fiction books Kid Reporter Michael Carboni has ever read.
Author Sharon Creech talks to Kid Reporter Megan Dolan about her latest book, The Castle Corona.
The British author Anthony Horowitz recently visited the Tivoli Theater in Downers Grove, Illinois as part of an international tour to promote his New York Times bestseller Snakehead. At the theater, kids lined up early to buy the latest addition to Horowitz's Alex Rider series and have it signed by the author.
Rosie O'Donnell has many roles in life. She's a mom, actress, comedian, and humanitarian. She also has a passion for arts and crafts, and has channeled it into a wonderful and fun new book for children and parents, Crafty U.
Kid Reporter Demarian Williams recently interviewed author Ted Bell about his book "Nick of Time." Bell'Ã‚Â™s work includes "Hawke," "Assassin," and "Pirate" from the popular Alex Hawke series.
Kid Reporter Sam Group talks with Dug Steer, the author of the books Dragonology, Egyptology, and the upcoming Monsterology and Spyology.
Sometimes, it seems like grown-ups just don't understand what it's like to be a kid. But Paul Feig remembers. He is the author of the imaginative new science fiction book Ignatius McFarland: Frequenaut!
Author Patrick Carman's latest book, Skeleton Creek, breaks new ground in young adult fiction: it is both a book and a video! Scholastic Kid Reporter gets the scoop on the new format from the author himself.
World famous comedic actress and commentator Whoopi Goldberg is adding to her list of careers: she is also a children's book author. Her most recent book is a sequel to Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Plum Fantastic. It is the second book in the series, and it is called Sugar Plum Ballerinas #2: Toeshoe Trouble.
In The Magician's Elephant, the main character, Peter Augustus Duchene, a 10-year-old orphan, is on a quest to find a sister he thought was dead. When a fortuneteller tells him to "follow the elephant," he goes on an amazing adventure with a motley collection of characters.
After writing 100 books of humor, author R.L. Stine turned to horror and created a hit, first with his Fear Street series, and then with Goosebumps. He is now working on Goosebumps Horrorland, which will include 12 books in all, each with two stories. The second part of the series takes place in Horrorland, a theme park where all your worst nightmares come true!
As a child, artist Randy Martinez spent hours sketching pictures of Darth Vader, R2D2, and other characters from the Star Wars saga. Now he is the illustrator for Lucasfilm and the books in the Star Wars Rebel Force series.
Illustrator London Ladd brings the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to life in the book March On!
"Writing is a muscle that needs to be exercised," the winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Honor told the Scholastic Kids Press Corps.
Kid Reporter Jacob Schroeder talks with author Mark Teague about his book Doom Machine.
Social worker, journalist, poet. These are just a few of the life experiences that Leslie Bulion, author of The Trouble with Rules, has had on her way to becoming a successful children's book author.
As a child, Raina Telgemeier fell and broke off two of her front teeth. The ensuing years involved painful surgeries and braces, embarrassing headgear, and lots of personal growth. In Smile, Telgemeier takes a funny look at some very serious situations.
Kid Reporter Alysa Goethe talks with international best-selling author John Grisham about Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, his first book for kids.
Kid Reporter Erin Sheena talks with acclaimed author Gary Paulsen about writing and his latest books.
Chris D'Lacey, the author of the newly released novel Dark Fire, which is part of the series The Last Dragon Chronicles, is not your typical fantasy author.
Lisa Yee has been an inventor, a hand model, and a member of a creative think tank. At Walt Disney World, Yee was a writer and producer. Once, when she was the only short person on hand, she actually got to be Mickey Mouse. What Yee likes to do best, however, is write.
Kid Reporter Andrew Scarafile interviews author Blue Balliett about writing and her new book, The Danger Box.