Seira Wilson
Seira Wilson
Seira can’t remember a time when she wasn’t infatuated with reading--19 years in the book industry later, her house is brimming with shelves upon shelves of memoirs, cookbooks, coffee table books, all manner of fiction, and an insane number of children's books and YA novels. Don’t judge, just borrow a book.

Recent posts by Seira

Weekend Reading

Comedians and mafia men.  Just some of what we're reading about this weekend..

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"Be Prepared": Vera Brosgol Shows Us How It's Done

Her new graphic novel is a memoir of camp that is a must-read as we head into summer; Vera Brosgol let's us inside her creation process and some pretty funny letters home from camp... 

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A Family Favorite from Joanna Gaines' "Magnolia Table" Cookbook

What can be better than the perfect chocolate chip cookie?  In her cookbook , Magnolia Table, and here on the Amazon Book Review,  Joanna Gaines shares her recipe for a family favorite.

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YA Wednesday: Most Anticipated Young Adult Books for Spring

Besides the daffodils and tulips, spring is turning up loads of exciting new young adult novels.  Here are some of the ones we're most looking forward to.

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"The Oracle Year": How Did That Happen?

Charles Soule—author of our April debut spotlight pick, The Oracle Year—talks about how the novel came about, and what he thinks we all believe in. 

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Love You, Bro. Picture Books for Siblings Day

We might not always get along, but there's nothing like having a brother or sister to share our joys and, later, family drama. Kids usually have mixed feelings about getting a new sibling—meaning, it sounds good until they arrive.  Here are some books to get kids laughing and discovering the benefits of having a new little person in their life.

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Recipe Road Test: Carrot Cupcakes from "The Perfect Cake"

THE BEST cupcakes I've ever made.  Give them a try and see if you agree.

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"I Got It!" Sketches from David Wiesner's New Picture Book

Award-winning author and illustrator David Wiesner talks us through the process of sketches to finished work in I Got It! -- one of our picks for the best children's books of April. 

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(Kids) Books Coming to a Theater Near You

Lots of movies to look forward to this year-- here is some of what to expect, straight from the pages of popular books written for kids and young adults. 

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The Next Book to Read if You Love Percy Jackson: "Aru Shah and the End of Time"

The first title under Rick Riordan's publishing imprint released today.  Here's what author Roshani Chokshi had to say about working with the "storyteller of the gods" and having her book chosen as the launch title for Rick Riordan Presents. 

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The Perfect Easter Nibble: Deviled Eggs from "Platters and Boards"

A beautiful tray of eggs and garnishes, perfect for a holiday celebration.  Here's the how-to, and what makes this recipe great, from the author of "Platters and Boards."

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DIY Spring for Home & Garden

Some books for those of us getting spring fever, thinking about how we'll transform our homes and outdoor spaces in the coming warm weather months...

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Weekend Reading

What to read this weekend... we're looking forward to stories of war, weirdos, and everything in between. 

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Book-Movie Smackdown: "A Wrinkle in Time"

How does the movie adaptation stack up against the book?  Here's one opinion. 

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Time for Books About Chicks & Bunnies

Books go great with brightly colored eggs and chocolate bunnies.  Here's a handful of titles we recommend for little ones' Easter baskets. 

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