If you’re a writer, an illustrator or just someone who loves a good yarn, the Book Reviews and Interviews on GSB is very exciting. It’s where you’ll find reading recommendations, successful case studies and behind-the-scenes insights.

This is meant to showcase the type of writing that makes a great story. It’s where we can celebrate the best artwork in books. It’s also about making people aware of what other really interesting and creative people are doing!

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An Interview with Sheryl Hershey

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series GSB Interviews, Interesting People

Sheryl Hershey’s debut children’s book, Lila and the Dandelion, has encouraged hearing children to learn sign language, it has invited teachers to use the book inside their classrooms, and most recently, Nick Baker, a talented musician (who is autistic and blind) is currently writing a song about Sheryl’s book. Find out in this interesting talk with Sheryl what it is she is doing right!

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The Best Wordless Books

This entry is part 11 of 14 in the series Chazda Bookshelf

Wordlesss books are not meant for bedtime reading with a child. They are daytime inspiration – awakening books. Here’s my list of the best stories told without words.

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Marianne Mineo: Storybook Up-&-Comer

Marianne Mineo is new to the scene as an indie writer and illustrator of children's storybooks but already she has brought two titles onto the market since October 2012. What she does day-to-day may surprise you. It did me.

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Mr. Murry and Thumbkin

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Chazda Bookshelf

Another favorite of mine. This is how it’s done, my friends: *Mr. Murray and Thumbkin* strongly establishes anthropomorphic animal characters in a rhyming, well-crafted story!

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