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- Study guide now available -
 
 
For study guides, including a 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.
 
 
Now available in paperback...
 
 
To read more about Frogged (and to see some of my daughter's Frogged-specific creations)
 
 
 click here.
 
 
- Latest author appearance - 
 
I visited my friends at St. Lawrence School in Rochester, NY on June 11.
 
 
For more pictures of my visit to St. Lawrence, click here.
 
 
I was one of several children's authors at the Thousand Island Book Festival in Cape Vincent, NY on June 7.
 
 
For more pictures from the Thousand Island Book Festival, click here.
 
   
- Award News -
 
Frogged 
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)
AND
the 2014/2015 Black-Eyed Susan Award (Maryland)
in the Grade 4 - 6 Division 
 
Click here for more information about Frogged.
 
also... 
 
8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel (divided by) 1 Dog = Chaos
  
 
has been nominated for:
 
the 2014 -2015 Sunshine State Young Readers Award (Florida), elementary division
AND
the 2013-2014 (New Hampshire) Cochecho Readers' Award  
 
In addition, it has won
the 2013-2014 Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award
 
Click here for more information about 8 Class Pets.
 
 
- Latest foreign edition -
 
Three Good Deeds
 
 
now available in Turkish.
For more about Three Good Deeds, click here.
 
 
 
- On-Line Interview -
 
 
Check out Awake at Midnight's February 11 interview, conducted by JS Daly.
He also has a very nice review of Curses, Inc. that you can click on from the same page.  Thank you, Sean!
 
 
 - 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