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- latest author visit -
I spoke at a meeting of the Rochester Area Literacy Council in Rochester, NY on
September 27
For more pictures from the RALC event, click here.
- upcoming free and open to the public events -
  • Albany Children's Book Festival
Over 50 authors appearing on
Saturday, November 1
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
     140 Academy Road, Albany NY 12208
(Silipigno Athletic Facility, Albany Academy for Girls)
For more information about
the Albany Children's Book Festival,
including a list of participating authors, click here.
  •  18th Annual Rochester Children's Book Festival 
 46 children's authors and illustrators will be at the festival on Saturday, November 15
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
For more details about
 the Rochester Children's Book Festival,
including a list of participating authors, click here.
- award nominations -
8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel (divided by) 1 Dog = Chaos
has been nominated for the following awards:
  • *NEW * - nominated for the Nashua, NH school district 2014-2015 Gate City Book Award
  • 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.
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.
- 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.
 - Facebook -
No, I haven't joined the 21st century.
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