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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 5â€“12 from different regions of the United States read newly published childrenâ€™s and young adultsâ€™ trade books and vote for the ones they like best. These Childrenâ€™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 Childrenâ€™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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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 onÂ those as they make their way into the world!
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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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Been sitting on this one for a while, but now that the cover reveal’s happened, I can finally share the image I created for Rae Carson’s Like a River Glorious!Â This is the second cover I made for her awesome Gold Seer Trilogy. (And, hopefully, I will be making her third cover when that book’s ready!) Like a River Glorious comes out Sept. 27th, 2016â€”just a couple weeks after the second book in my own seriesÂ drops!