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About Darice

Darice Bailer is a journalist and the award-winning author of more than 60 books for young readers, including GREAT WOMEN ATHLETES (Random House Step Into Reading), SNOOPY: FLYING ACE TO THE RESCUE (Simon & Schuster Ready-to-Read), and EXTREME SPORTS: DIVE! (National Geographic). Her first book, PUFFIN'S HOMECOMING, was a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner, and INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI SURVIVAL STORIES (The Child's World), MEASURING TEMPERATURE (Cherry Lake Publishing), and others were Junior Library Guild Gold Medal Series Nonfiction selections. Darice wrote for The New York Times and is currently a reporter for Tazpit Press Service which delivers news about Israel to more than 2,700 leading media outlets on six continents around the world. Follow her @daricebailer on FB, Twitter, and Instagram.

Latest Blog Posts

Opening books, opening minds, opening doors – Children’s Literacy Foundation

Imagine the joy of a child who never had the privilege of owning a book being able to choose new hardcover or paperback editions for free out of hundreds displayed in front of him. The Children’s Literacy Foundation doesn’t have to imagine. Staff have seen the excited smiles on these young faces for the past 23 years, and they hear the same question wherever they go. “You mean I get to keep it? It’s mine?” The Children’s Literacy Foundation of Vermont is on a mission…

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The Man Who Wouldn’t Hide

He was born Garson David Goldstein in Rochester, NY on October 25, 1914. My dad never liked the name Garson as a kid, so he called himself David. Dave for short. And that’s how everyone knew him – as David Goldstein. But my father didn’t change his last name. I never asked him why, but maybe it was because he was too proud of being Jewish to hide who he was, despite growing up during a time when anti-Semitism was a way of life in…

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Ten Lessons Miranda Paul and her 10 Little Ninjas Taught Me

When my daughter Laura bought a few children’s books as baby gifts, Miranda Paul’s Ten Little Ninjas was one of them. In case you haven’t had the joy of reading this sweet gem, Ten Little Ninjas is about ten mischievous tots who sneak out of bed at night, race around the bedroom, roam the halls, and do anything but sleep until the exhausted Daddy and Mama say, “Attention everyone – back to bed!” Finally, the last page unfolds and – ZZZZZ – the children are…

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