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W. Nikola Lisa

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W. Nikola-Lisa's interest in writing books for young readers began as an elementary school teacher. He is the author of numerous books, including the award-winning Bein' With You This Way (Lee & Low), Shake Dem Halloween Bones (Houghton Mifflin) and the How We Are Smart (Lee & Low), recipient of the prestigious Christopher Award. As an accomplished storyteller and musician, Mr. Nikola-Lisa enjoys sharing his writing experiences with elementary and middle school students nationwide.

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W. Nikola Lisa That's never been an issue for me. I'm an idea person. I always have an idea to work on. That's also my Achilles' heel: I have a hard time revising…moreThat's never been an issue for me. I'm an idea person. I always have an idea to work on. That's also my Achilles' heel: I have a hard time revising because I'm always ready to move on. (less)
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Shake Dem Halloween Bones

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Setting the Turkeys Free

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Bein' with You This Way

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Summer Sun Risin'

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1, 2, 3 Thanksgiving!

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How We Are Smart

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Magic in the Margins: A Med...

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Night Is Coming

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My Teacher Can Teach--Anyone!

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I woke up super early on the day of the surf contest, ate breakfast, and raced out the door, my board tucked under my arm. Luckily, it hadn’t been damaged by the collision with Tim’s board.

I ran toward the beach. I couldn’t wait to see what the waves were like. The low-pressure system was moving our way.

When I hit the beach, I stopped in my tracks. Perfect lines of four-foot waves stretched a...

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