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- latest author visit -

Barnes & Noble in Webster, NY on December 6
as part of a book fair fundraiser for
Penfield SEPTA (Special Education Parent Teacher Association)

For more pictures from this event, click here.

 

- award nominations -

8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel (divided by) 1 Dog = Chaos
  
 
has been nominated for the following awards:
  • 2014-2015 Gate City Book Award (from the Nashua, NH school district )
  • 2015/2016 Tennessee's Volunteer State Book Award for the Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5)
  • 2014 -2015 Sunshine State Young Readers Award (Florida), elementary division
  • 2013-2014 (New Hampshire) Cochecho Readers' Award   

 

In addition, it has won
the 2013-2014 Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award
 
To learn more about 8 Class Pets, click here.
 
 
 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.
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- Study guide now available -
 
 
For study guides, including 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.
 
 
- 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
 
 
- Website News -
 
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