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  • Catalan Edition of Secrets to Ruling School

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    Looks like the Catalan edition of The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) is also floating around! Here’s the cover. This edition comes out June 22, 2016 from grup62!

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  • Spanish Edition of Secrets to Ruling School

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    Check it out: it’s the Spanish editing of The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying)! Available from Destino/Planeta de Libros! If Google translate is correct, it goes on sale June 21st!

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  • Secrets to Ruling School Selected for the ILA-CBC Children’s Choices 2016 Reading List

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    Very exciting news! The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) was selected for the ILA-CBC Children’s Choices 2016 Reading List! A bit about the list:

    Each year 12,500 school children ages 5–12 from different regions of the United States read newly published children’s and young adults’ trade books and vote for the ones they like best. These Children’s Choices, selected from more than 900 titles, can be counted on as books children really enjoy reading. This list, a project of a joint committee supported by ILA and The Children’s Book Council (CBC), is designed for use not only by teachers, librarians, administrators, and booksellers but also by parents, grandparents, caregivers, and everyone who wishes to encourage young people to read for pleasure.

    So, what makes this super rad is that this list is voted on by kids, not adults! Which makes me totally pumped that the people I wrote the book for are digging it. You can check out the full list here.

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  • Secrets to Ruling School: Dutch Translation

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    Check this out: the Dutch translated edition of The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying)! It’s so cool to see what they did with the cover vs. what my U.S. publisher did. (And, for the record, I love them both!) I know that at least several other language rights have also been sold so I’ll update you guys on those as they make their way into the world!

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  • Newsday Reviews Secrets to Ruling School

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    This came out a couple weeks ago, but I haven’t had time to post about it. The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) got a nice review in Newsday! They call it “exceedingly humorous, and gives you the tricks of the trade to deal with all the different factions in school, from the cool jocks to the smartest kids in class.” You can check out the full review here. (Subscription may be required.)

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  • Hotel for the Lost

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    Here’s a new cover I illustrated for Simon & Schuster: The Hotel for the Lost by Suzanne Young. This one was interesting because I blended my usual silhouette illustration style with digital photography. Thanks to Russell Gordon for the assignment!

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