Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy (words by me, pictures by Archana Sreenivasan) has been named one of the best picture books of 2020 by Kirkus.
Well, friends, the day is here. My fourth novel, The Great Hibernation, is out in the world. This is definitely my weirdest book, and in some ways, also my most personal. Writing it was a long journey that spanned 2013—before I was a published author at all!—until very late 2015 (two days before I gave… Read more »
Update, 8.25.17: Congratulations, Daria! You’ve won the ARC of Saturdays with Hitchcock. Thanks to all who entered, and please do check it out when it hits the shelves in October! *** Hello, friends. As excited as I am about The Great Hibernation hitting the shelves next month, I am just as pumped about the slew of other fantastic middle-grade… Read more »
Blog tour stop #9: Jen at Pop! Goes the Reader has likened Gladys Gatsby to Harriet M. Welsch and Sarah Crewe. Well, the praise really can’t get any higher than that! Thank you, Jen, for your extremely thoughtful reviews of the entire series. <3
I’m so pleased to share two terrific new reviews for The Stars of Summer. First, it’s been named an “Editor’s Pick” over at Honolulu Family Magazine, which features it in their “5 Great Books for Kids” article. They are also giving away a copy. And Kiwi Magazine has named it one of their new summer reading favorites,… Read more »
Today’s entry in The Stars of Summer‘s blog tour comes courtesy of Bonnie at For the Love of Words. She’s written a lovely review of the book, and I’m so glad she enjoyed Gladys’s quest for unusual and international hot dogs. Thank you, Bonnie!!
Greetings, friends! The Stars of Summer‘s blog tour continues! Today, Sylvia at A Baked Creation has cooked up a true treat of a post. It’s a little bit book review, a little bit funky Toronto hot dog joint crawl (I want that po’boy hot dog!), and a little bit of childhood memories of favorite hot dogs… Read more »
The Stars of Summer is a little over a week away from hitting the shelves, but its blog tour kicks off today! A whole bunch of generous kidlit and food bloggers will be posting reviews, interviews, recipes, and more over the next couple of weeks, and I’ll do my best to round up the links daily here…. Read more »
Hello, friends! I’m so pleased to share excerpts from a few new trade reviews for All Four Stars. First off, the Children’s Literature and Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association (IRA) has named All Four Stars one of its “Groundbreaking Reading Choices for Fall”! Their review says: “Absolutely delicious storytelling! This is a delightful… Read more »
My fellow Baker’s Dozen Success Story Michael Gettel-Gilmartin has reviewed All Four Stars over at Project Mayhem today, calling it “classic middle grade, full of heart and humor.” Thank you, Michael! The post also features an interview with me, so if you’re dying to find out what middle-grade books influenced me as a kid or what my… Read more »