Charlesbridge Children's Books Blog — David L. Harrison

David L. Harrison wins the Society of Midland Authors Book Award

Posted by Donna Spurlock on

I just returned from Chicago and the 2017 Book Awards banquet and ceremonies, which was sponsored by The Society of Midland Authors. Wow! What a party! I was there to receive the award for the best nonfiction children’s book by a midland author published in 2016, Now You See Them, Now You Don’t. Yay, Charlesbridge!     The event was held on the penthouse floor of this building.             Talk about ambience! Master of Ceremonies was Keir Graff, Executive Editor for Booklist. And here I am giving a few remarks after receiving my award. The...

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A Q&A with David L. Harrison about Now You See Them, Now You Don't

Posted by Alaina Leary on

Introduction After Ms. Hutchens’ fourth and fifth grade students in Colorado read Now You See Them, Now You Don’t by David L. Harrison, the students brainstormed questions for the author. Here are David’s answers! What questions would you ask him? If you’ve got questions, you can find David online at and you can send your questions to You can also download this Q&A as a discussion guide here.  Questions from the 4th Graders WHEN DID YOU START WRITING POETRY? I made up my first poems when I was six years old. I decided to become a writer the same...

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