No-Name Baby review: In secrets unearthed

Review by Clementine Ellis · in the Arizona Daily Sun Sometimes families have secrets; sometimes the secret is the family. Local author Nancy Bo Flood’s “No-Name Baby” tells the story…

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New Award for Cowboy Up!

Cowboy Up! Ride the Navajo Rodeo by Nancy Bo Flood, published by Wordsong has been named to the 2014 Notable Books for a Global Society (NBGS) award list. This award…

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USBBY Conference Report

At this amazing gathering of authors, educators, librarians, editors and publishers, we celebrated the Joy of Children’s Books. Mem Fox, Peter Sis and Katherine Paterson were three of the many…

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Cheryl Carpinello: Meet Author Nancy Bo Flood

by Cheryl Carpinello, originally published at Carpinello’s Writing Pages · March 19, 2013 Today I humbly welcome prolific writer Nancy Bo Flood to Carpinello’s Writing Pages. I say prolific because Nancy is…

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Nancy Bo Flood’s Story

Nancy Bo Flood

By Stephanie Greene, published in ReaderKidz, March 3, 2013 This month, ReaderKidZ is proud to welcome, Nancy Bo Flood. She’s the author of many books including Sand to Stone, The…

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You’ve Got To Have Heart, and a Good Story

Monsieur Marceau

Informational books for children keep getting better – innovative designs, creative presentations, plus captivating images that often mix photographs, historical papers with colorful art.

I think the most striking quality of current nonfiction books for children is that each book is a story – a story with setting, characters, plot or “through line,” and most important “heart.” What I mean by heart is that the passion of the author for the subject shines right through the words and captures the heart of the reader. When children read that last page, they not only know new information, but just as important, the reader cares. Wow! I want to read more. Where’s another book?

Leda Schubert’s picture book biography of Marcel Marceau does just that. Recently we posted an interview with Leda here at ReaderKidZ and two of her comments are especially relevant:

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The Pirate Tree Reviews No-Name Baby

Of all the tough subjects tackled by authors we have reviewed on The Pirate Tree, our own Nancy Bo Flood’s newest novel, No-Name Baby, takes on one of the most controversial, and most secret, topics in our society: the women who place their babies for adoption.

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Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2012

Hans Christian Andersen Award

by Nancy Bo Flood Hans Christian Andersen, yes, we love the stories he gave us. Their universal themes of compassion and tolerance are as relevant today as ever.   In his…

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Outstanding International Books 2011

by Nancy Bo Flood Celebrating the best of children’s international books of 2011! Outstanding International Books is a project of the United States chapter of the International Board on Books…

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