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  • Upcoming Events

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    Hey there! I’ve got some upcoming events to promote The Secrets to Ruling School books!

    July 9th – ILA 2016 Conference – Boston, MA
    I’ll be signing copies of The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) at Anderson’s Bookshop booth to celebrate its inclusion into the ILA-CBC Children’s Choices Reading List. More info →

    July 10th – Queens Museum Children’s Book Celebration – Queens, NY
    I’ll be exhibiting and signing copies of The Secrets to Ruling School series. Stop by, grab a copy of the first book, bound galleys of the second book, and a bunch of other fun freebies! Fun for the whole family! More info →

    September 24th – Princeton Children’s Book Festival – Princeton, NJ
    Stop by and get a fresh signed copy of my brand new book, The Secrets to Ruling School: Class Election! It’ll be hot off the presses! More info →

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  • Kirkus Reviews Secrets To Ruling School: Class Election

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    Kirkus just gave a pretty cool review for The Secrets to Ruling School: Class Election! “Offering fiendishly plausible pointers on such skills as fake-reading an assigned book and impersonating callers on the phone, Max lays out a strategy that can’t miss…Even readers with no political aspirations can pick up several useful cons.” You can read the full review on Kirkus’s website.

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  • The Shadows We Know By Heart

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    Here’s a new cover I illustrated for Simon & Schuster for the book The Shadows We Know By Heart! It’s a mysterious romance between a girl and a boy raised by . . . a family of Bigfoots!

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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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