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- Latest author visits -

  • Thousand Islands Book Festival/Reading on the River

3rd annual festival, held in Cape Vincent, NY, on June 6

For more pictures from the festival, click here.


  • Panel discussion at a meeting of the Rochester Area Children's Writers & Illustrators (RACWI)
at the Pittsford, NY Barnes & Noble on June 4:
“The Rules"-- as seen by
Marsha Hayles
Vivian Vande Velde
Linda Sue Park 

- Announcing! -

First look at my next book, 23 Minutes, coming next Spring (2016) from Boyds Mills Press


- Award received -  

 The children of Oregon, Washington, and Montana honored me by naming  
8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel / (divided by) 1 Dog = Chaos
the winner of the Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award.


 For more about 8 Class Pets, including to see other awards for which the book is currently nominated, click here. 

- Award announced -

I have been named the 2015 Empire Award winner.  This award is given by the New York Library Association's Youth Services Section and, in their own words, "is presented to a New York State author to honor a body of work which represents excellence in children’s and young adult literature for young people."


To read the announcement in the Greece Post, click here.  
To read the announcement at the New York Library Association website, click here.
- currently nominated for the following awards -
8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel (divided by) 1 Dog = Chaos

  • 2015/2016 Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award for the Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5)
  •  2016 Monarch Award (Illinois) 
  • 2015/2016 Maud Hart Lovelace (Minnesota) Book Award, Division 1 (grades 3-5)
    To learn more about 8 Class Pets, click here .


    •  2015-2016 Young Hoosier Book Award (Indiana), Intermediate Division 

    To read more about Frogged, click here.


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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