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How James Ponti Went From Disney World to Kid Lit

COLBY: James Ponti is someone that I love hanging out with. His love for books, kids, book creators, and baseball makes my heart happy. I called up James to talk about his ‘City Spies’ series. In this episode he talks about his journey to children’s literature, how a CIA director helped him with his ‘City Spies’ series, and what he learned from telling the same joke more than a thousand times at Disney World.

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Colby Sharp About Colby Sharp

Colby Sharp is a third grade teacher at Parma Elementary in Parma, Michigan. He is the co-founder of Nerd Camp and Nerdy Book Club. He co-hosts the monthly twitter chats #SharpSchu (with John Schu) and #TitleTalk (with Donalyn Miller)


  1. Wow, this was such a great interview. I wasn’t familiar with James Ponti’s work before listening, but I’m definitely going to check out City Spies!

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