Big congratulations to Shelley Tougas on the sale of her first picture book text!
Congratulations and hooray to Sue Soltis, whose picture book text, THE MOON MOVED IN, has sold to Melissa Manlove at Chronicle Books for Children and will be illustrated by Sonia Sánchez. I can’t wait to hold this beautiful story in my hands!
Congratulations & HOORAY! to P. O’Connell Pearson on her new deal for CRACKING AN AMERICAN CONSPIRACY: NIXON, WATERGATE, AND DEMOCRACY’S DEFENDERS. This is her third book, after FLY GIRLS: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII and FIGHTING FOR THE FOREST: How FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps Helped Save America.
CRACKING AN AMERICAN CONSPIRACY will be out this fall, and it’s a fabulous read! Make sure you get a copy!… [more]
Big congratulations to Ruth Spiro, on her new books deals to extend the BABY LOVES SCIENCE series! We’re now up to NINETEEN books, with five new titles coming in 2020 and five more in 2021! Of those new titles, we’ll see books about the senses, one for Hanukkah and one for Christmas (still with the everyday science tie-in), and a spin-off group: BABY LOVES POLITICAL SCIENCE that will debut this spring with BABY LOVES DEMOCRACY!
Alyssa Mito Pusey and Monica Perez at Charlesbridge are editing, and the books will feature the wonderful artwork of Irene Chan and Greg Paprocki.
MAJOR CONGRATS TO EVERYONE!
Big congratulations to Paul Acampora, on his *sixth* book deal, for DANNY CONSTANTINO’S FIRST DATE, and for a second un-named MG novel! Nancy Mercado at Dial Books for Young Readers will publish the books and DANNY will be out this year.
If you know Paul’s writing, you know that this book will be as wise as it is laugh-out-loud funny, and an utter pleasure to read. And if you don’t know Paul’s writing, you should! A bit more about the book:
When Danny Constantino asks his old-friend-turned-Hollywood-movie-star, Natalie Flores Griffin, to his local school dance and homecoming parade, she surprises him . . . by saying yes!
Unfortunately, now everyone in Cuper Cove has something to say about Danny’s love life–especially since Natalie is the hometown hero. Throw in herds of TV reporters and Natalie … [more]
Big congratulations to Sarah Lariviere, on her next book deal for her second novel, TIME TRAVEL FOR LOVE AND PROFIT! This superb novel will be published by Kelly Delaney at Knopf Books for Young Readers, and comes out next year. I adore this novel. If you like to read books that literary love stories, with a speculative twist, this is for you!
Just a bit more about the book…
Nephele is a whip-smart math prodigy who invents time travel in order to re-do a disastrous first year of high school. Unfortunately, Nephele becomes stuck in a time loop that results in her repeating that year ten times in a row.
Now facing yet another freshman year, Nephele knows what to expect. Or so she thinks. She didn’t anticipate that a new teacher would be a … [more]
Big congratulations to Rachael Allen, on her next book deal for her fourth novel, THE SUMMER OF IMPOSSIBILITIES! This marvelous novel will be published by Erica Finkel at Abrams, and come out next year — and I love it so much. If you’re a sucker for multi-POV books, this is your jam, my friends!
Just a bit more about the book…
Four girls. One summer. And a pact to do the impossible.
Skyler, Ellie, Scarlett, and Amelia Grace are forced to spend the summer at the lake house where their moms became best friends.
One can’t wait.
One would rather gnaw off her own arm than hang out with a bunch of strangers just so their moms can drink too much wine and sing Journey at two o’clock in the morning.
Two are sisters.
Three … [more]
I’m so happy to share that Alison Oliver will be illustrating THE BREATHING BOOK by Christopher Willard and Olivia Weisser, to be published by Sounds True.
This picture book teaches breathing techniques and will delight any child or parent interested in the ways that a mindfulness practice can benefit children.
You’ll find it in bookstores in the summer of 2021 — congratulations to Marcie and everyone involved!