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Karen Rostoker-Gruber

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My books, Bandit (Marshall Cavendish 2008), Bandit's Surprise (Marshall Cavendish 2010), and Ferret Fun (Marshall Cavendish 2011) all received starred reviews in School Library Journal; Rooster Can't Cock-a-Doodle-Doo (Dial 2004) and Bandit were both International Reading Association Children's Book Council Children's Choices Award recipients; three of my books, Rooster Can't Cock-a-Doodle-Doo (in 2005), Bandit (in 2009), and Ferret Fun (in 2012) were all chosen for the "100 Best Children's Books" in the Bureau of Education and Research's Best of the Year Handbook. Rooster Can't Cock-a-Doodle-Doo and Ferret Fun were nominated for the Missouri Show Me Award; Bandit was nominated for the South Carolina Book Award; and Rooster Can't Cock-a-Doo ...more

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"Ferret Fun"

Soooo, they say, "Write what you know."
I was verbally bullied from 4th grade all the way until 8th grade by a boy that lived near me in Pompton Lakes, NJ. (I don't even know if my friends from Pompton Lakes know who it is.) Every day on the way to and from school he would tease me. I still remember his name and I still remember everything that he said to me. But at least he didn't bother me once I Read more of this blog post »
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