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Kate Dicamillo

Because of Kate DiCamillo ... the Literary World is a Better Place

Cristy Bertini | Posted 04.19.2016 | Books
Cristy Bertini

Kate DiCamillo has a knack for building captivating stories around spirited, unforgettable characters, such as the tenacious Despereaux Tilling and th...

Coming Soon: Kate DiCamillo's Raymie Nightingale

Monica Edinger | Posted 01.21.2016 | Books
Monica Edinger

Kate DiCamillo burst onto the children's book world with a flash, receiving a Newbery Honor for her very first book, the realistic and much beloved B...

Kate DiCamillo Is the New Ambassador of Young People's Literature

Monica Edinger | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Monica Edinger

DiCamillo burst on the children's book scene in 2000 with Because of Winn-Dixie, a lovely book about a community, a girl, and a dog that continues to resonate with its intended audience almost 15 years later.

A Sacrilege of Sorts

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 06.02.2012 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

I'd rather my heathens wantonly festoon the dog with lipstick ("...because we wanted to give him purple-ish lips, Mom!") than to rob themselves of the parting gift of a fine book.

The End of the Bookstore?

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Leveen

Some said they would disappear, be out-boxed by the big-box bookstores in the twentieth century, or outmoded by digital books in the twenty-first. And yet here they are. Welcome to your independent community bookstore.

Children's Book Week: 5 Kids' Books That Adults Will Love Too

Kansas City Star | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today kicks off Children's Book Week, the celebration of those books. And it's not that I don't keep up with the adult reading world -- "Life Would Be...

Indies Choice Book Award Finalists Announced

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The ABA (American Booksellers Association) announced the finalists for the Indies Choice Book Awards on Monday, which are chosen by any and all indepe...