Educators, booksellers & readers! The FREE Classroom Curriculum Guide for The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City is now available to download! This complete guide has discussion points, activities, and writing prompts to help educators use my debut middle grade novel with HarperChildren's as a classroom read aloud or as a selection for independent reading. Great for book clubs too! Aligned to the Common Core Grades 3-7. This guide was created by former educator and curriculum guide creator Marcie Colleen. You can download + check out my other bonus book materials *here*!
I was lucky enough to read an ARC of CILLA LEE-JENKINS FUTURE AUTHOR EXTRAORDINAIRE by fellow 2017 middle grade debut author Susan Tan, and I just fell in love with Cilla's spunk and honesty and charm. This wonderful novel just hit shelves last week, so pick up a copy at your local bookstore and read on for a fun Q&A with the author!
I just finished the ARC of A RAMBLER STEALS HOME by debut author Carter Higgins, and let me tell you, it is entirely charming and heartwarming – it'll make you experience the full spectrum of human emotion on the pages. The main character, Derby, has an authentic voice that jumps right off the page, and the narrative is a sensory explosion of sights, smells, and sounds of summer at the ballpark. You might remember Carter's contributions in my past post on creating a welcoming at-home children's library – and I was lucky enough to meet her in-person at the SCBWI-NY conference a few weeks ago! She is just as warm and friendly as I thought she'd be. Join me today with a fun author Q&A and learn more about Carter, her writing process, and A RAMBLER STEALS HOME... On shelves next Tuesday, 2/28!
Big day today! The book cover for my debut middle grade novel with HarperCollins Children's Books, THE UNLIKELY STORY OF A PIG IN THE CITY, was just revealed on the Nerdy Book Club blog! Link over now to see it in full + enter a giveaway for an Advance Review Copy! Pub date is 10/3/17 with a sequel forthcoming in Fall 2018. I hope you love the cover as much as I do!