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- Just learned -
8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel (divided by) 1 Dog = Chaos
has been nominated for the 2015/2016
Tennessee's Volunteer State Book Award for the Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5).
 It has also been nominated for:
the 2014 -2015 Sunshine State Young Readers Award (Florida), elementary division
the 2013-2014 (New Hampshire) Cochecho Readers' Award  
In addition, it has won
the 2013-2014 Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award
Click here for more information about 8 Class Pets.
the 18th annual Rochester (NY) Children's Book Festival
Saturday, November 15
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
I will be there along with 46 other children's authors and illustrators.
For more details about this free-to-the-public event,
 click here.

- Study guide now available -
For study guides, including a a hot-off-the-presses study guide for 8 Class Pets, click here.
The 8 Class Pets study guide was written by friend, author, and reading specialist Judy Bradbury. 
Check out her website.
Illustrations for the guide are used with permission from artist Steve Bjorkman--who also has a website.
Now available in paperback...
Good timing--because Frogged has been named a 2014 Bank Street College  
 Best Children's Book of the Year
(Folklore and Fairy Tales)
and has been nominated for:
 the 2014-2015 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (Vermont)
the 2014/2015 Black-Eyed Susan Award (Maryland)
in the Grade 4 - 6 Division 
To read more about Frogged (and to see some of my daughter's Frogged-specific creations)
 click here.
- Latest foreign edition -
Three Good Deeds
now available in Turkish.
For more about Three Good Deeds, click here.
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I don't have a Facebook page, but there is a
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Notice the Study Guides flag.
That's the place to go if you're interested in activities, discussion questions, or study guides for my books.  For the moment, there are only three (for 8 Class Pets, Curses, Inc., and Heir Apparent).  So, if you've written a study guide or quizz for one of my other books and you're willing to share, please contact:
Lucy Giglio, Author Booking Agent