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- Upcoming author visits -

  • Friday, October 23
 
 
I will be receiving the New York Library Association’s 
2015 Empire State Award
for Excellence in Literature for Young People,
 and speaking at the luncheon at the NYLA Conference
in Lake Placid, NY.
 
For more information about the award, click here.
 
For more information about the conference, click here.
 
 
  • Saturday, November 7
 
 
I will be one of 44 children’s book writers and illustrators attending
the19th annual
Rochester Children’s Book Festival
10 am – 4 pm
at Monroe Community College
1000 East Henrietta Rd.
Rochester, NY
 
This event is free and open to the public.
 
For more information, click here.
 
 
  • Saturday, November 14
 
 
I will be one of more than 30 children’s book writers and illustrators attending
Western New York Children’s Book Expo
10 am – 3 pm
Put on by Monkey See, Monkey Do Book Store, but held at
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Cir.
Buffalo, NY   14201
Admission is free!

For more information, click here.
 

- 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. 

 

- 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 .
  •  

     Frogged

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

    To read more about Frogged, click here.

     

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    - 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