Luke Reynolds is a man of many talents, whether he's pulling together a dynamite anthology, like last year's star-studded BREAK THESE RULES, or writing hilarious fiction, like his middle-grade novel THE LOONEY EXPERIMENT, which is forthcoming from Blink/Zondervan. But one thing never changes when it comes to all things Luke: his work perfectly walks the line between humor and heart. What more could you need if you want to reach young readers?
Today I'm thrilled to share a brand new project in the works for Luke Reynolds, this time moving into middle-grade non-fiction. Everyone who has ever been a middle-schooler will readily agree that this is not the easiest time of life. Don't you wish that when you were getting ready to launch into those years, there was a guide that could help you out with some of the really important questions—not "how do I find my locker?" and "where is my classroom?", but the deeper issues of authenticity and acceptance and having the courage to be yourself?
It may be too late for us a-good-deal-older-than-middle-schoolers, but for those who are still up-and-coming, take heart! I am delighted to announce that Luke Reynolds's HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL was acquired by Nicole Geiger at Beyond Words, in partnership with Aladdin. Hooray for Luke, and congratulations on this much-needed book that is sure to be a classroom staple!