What's that you say? Why, yes. Yes, we did just celebrate a new book deal for Tara Lazar less than a month ago. But between you and me and the lamppost—why stop there? This is actually a very fitting time to celebrate brand new picture books, since Tara is running her dynamite StoryStorm extravaganza all month long—an invaluable roundup of expert blog posts on the craft of producing of picture books. You can find all of this at www.taralazar.com
But I digress! We are here to celebrate Tara's new book deal, and celebrate we shall. Here is the deal announcement that went up... okay, there's no way around it. It actually went up last Thursday. Oops! Can I blame the #bombcyclone? No?
In any case, it's a book deal, and here are the fabulous details:
7 ATE 9 and THE MONSTORE author Tara Lazar's YOUR FIRST DAY OF (CIRCUS) SCHOOL, a zany twist on the first day of school where a kid receives all manner of advice from his older sibling on how to get along in circus school, to Jessica Burgess and Peter Phillips at Tundra Books, with illustrations by Melissa Crowton, by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency for the author and Kirsten Hall at Catbird Productions for the illustrator (World).
Huge hooray, Tara and team!!