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- News! -  

1st look at the new Rochester Children's Book Festival poster

More about the festival to come, but it will be on Saturday, November 2 at MCC in Rochester, NY from 10 - 4, with 50 authors! (poster art by Yuko Jones)

Check it out here.


- latest author visits  - 

St. Ambrose Academy in Rochester, NY on June 6

For more pictures from the St. Ambrose visit, click here.



12 Corners Middle School in Rochester, NY on May 29

For more pictures from TCMS visit, click here.


For pictures from older events, click on the "Photo Albums" flag.

- latest interviews - 

Watch a video interview at

Or read about Squirrel in the Museum at Judy Bradbury's blog, Children's Book Corner
"Judy Bradbury Writes about Books that Open Minds and Hearts, Initiate Conversations, and Expand Possibilities." 

Sign up for Children's Book Corner to read about more books for children.


To read more about Squirrel in the Museum (pictures by the talented Steve Bjorkman), published by Holiday House, click here.

It's a companion piece to

8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷1 Dog = Chaos and Squirrel in the House

And--just because it's so cute--here's a picture of my friend (and fellow author) MJ Auch reading Squirrel in the Museum to her two grandsons.

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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