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NINJA WARRIORS

They hide in the shadows. They balance like cats on overhead beams. They vault over castle walls. All to learn their enemies’ plans. And unlike samurai, if ninjas do their jobs well, no one will ever know they’re there.

Learn all about ancient ninja warriors in my latest book, NINJA WARRIORS, released by The Child’s World on January 1.
Do YOU ninja?

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Happy Release Day, Dwayne, Lea, Taylor, and Taylor!

Hey, Everybody,

I’m delighted to announce that today is Release Day for my celebrity biographies, DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON, LEA MICHELE, TAYLOR LAUTNER, and TAYLOR SWIFT!

Here’s what my publisher, The Child’s World, has to say about the Stars of Today series:

                 “The Stars of Today series introduces today’s hottest celebrities to young readers.
                 Each book covers a star’s early life, rise to fame, and career highlights. Interesting
                 quotes and anecdotes are captured in sidebars throughout each book. A glossary
                 and lists of additional resources help readers better understand each star. This
                 series is a must-read for any fan of these celebrities!”

Want to rub elbows with a star?  Order online or ask your librarian to pick up a copy!

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Booklist Reviews BLUE JEANS BEFORE THE STORE

Booklist has reviewed BLUE JEANS BEFORE THE STORE!  Please click on the link to read the entire article.  http://childsworld.com/editorial_reviews/506

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My interview with Laura Sassi

Laura Sassi is a very talented picture book writer and poet. We’re critique buddies and friends.

Recently Laura interviewed me about writing for children. Please take a look!

http://laurasassitales.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/interview-author-jody-jensen-shaffer-chats-about-work-for-hire/

Jody

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River Read – Park University


On March 13, I had a great time chatting with fourth and fifth graders from the Park Hill School District at Park University’s River Read Festival!

We used BREAD BEFORE THE STORE and BLUE JEANS BEFORE THE STORE to discuss the writing process and elements of nonfiction, including text features to look for in nonfiction books.

The kids and their adults asked great questions and even gave me suggestions for future writing projects.

Thanks for the opportunity, Park University!

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BLUE JEANS and BREAD–BEFORE THE STORE



I’m happy to announce that my two nonfiction social studies books for third graders, BLUE JEANS BEFORE THE STORE and BREAD BEFORE THE STORE, have covers! Both books will be released in January 2012 by The Child’s World.

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