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The 47th Children's Literature Festival in Warrensburg, MO -- March 15 - 17

For more pictures from the Children's Lit Festival click here.

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- Upcoming author visits -
I will be one of 25 authors at the free event
April is for Authors
(a literary event for the whole family)
Saturday, April 11
9 am - 4 pm
Palm Beach Gardens High School
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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In conjunction with April is for Authors, I will be visiting   3 Florida schools the Thursday and Friday before:
April 9 in the morning
Belvedere Elementary
West Palm Beach
April 10 in the morning: 
H.L. Johnson Elementary
Royal Palm Beach
and April 10 in the afternoon:
The Conservatory School
North Palm Beach
- currently nominated for the following awards -
8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel (divided by) 1 Dog = Chaos

  • 2014 -2015 Sunshine State Young Readers Award (Florida) (elementary division)
  • Nashua, NH school district 2014-2015 Gate City Book Award
  • 2015/2016 Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award for the Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5)
  • NEW 2016 Monarch Award (Illinois)
    To learn more about 8 Class Pets, click
    here .


    • 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 
    • NEW 2015-2016 Young Hoosier Book Award (Indiana), Intermediate Division 

    To read more about Frogged, click here.


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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