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- latest author visit -
Rochester Children's Book Festival, in Rochester, NY on November 15
For more pictures from RCBF, click here.
(But please be patient--it's a big album and may take a while to load.)
*new* pictures added, courtesy of Jody LaRose of Altrusa,  to photo albums for Festival to Go at
- upcoming free & open to the public event -

Penfield SEPTA
(Special Education Parent Teacher Association)
will be having a fundraising book fair at the Webster Barnes & Noble
Saturday, December 6 and will be receiving a percentage of the sales for the day.

    I will be signing books at the store
    Saturday, December 6
    from 12 - 2:
    Webster Barnes & Noble
    1070 Ridge Rd, Webster, NY 14580
    (585) 872-9710

    To learn more about SEPTA, click here
    or visit them on Facebook.
    - award nominations -
    8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel (divided by) 1 Dog = Chaos
    has been nominated for the following awards:
    • 2014-2015 Gate City Book Award (from the Nashua, NH school district )
    • 2015/2016 Tennessee's Volunteer State Book Award for the Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5)
    • 2014 -2015 Sunshine State Young Readers Award (Florida), elementary division
    • 2013-2014 (New Hampshire) Cochecho Readers' Award   
    In addition, it has won
    the 2013-2014 Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award
    To learn more about 8 Class Pets, click here.
    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)
    • the 2014/2015 Black-Eyed Susan Award (Maryland) in the Grade 4 - 6 Division  
    To read more about Frogged (and to see some of my daughter's Frogged-specific creations)
     click here.
    - Study guide now available -
    For study guides, including 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.
    - Latest foreign edition -
    Three Good Deeds
    now available in Turkish.
    For more about Three Good Deeds, click here.
     - 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