"Braden sensitively demonstrates how isolating it can be to live with people who, despite good intentions, force their children to fulfill expectations that run counter to their own senses of self. . . . All the characters find ways to encourage each other, be less alone, and connect.”—Booklist, starred review
"Quigley adeptly creates strong classroom scenes that convey an inclusive student body’s realistic dynamic and an endearing, assured seven-year-old protagonist who appreciates her cultural identity." - PW, starred review
At long last, I'm so excited to announce the sale of Melissa Stewart's latest book, SEASHELLS: NOT JUST FOR SHELTER. This lovely followup to FEATHERS: NOT JUST FOR FLYING will give us another book of Melissa's beautiful text combined with Sarah Brannen's gorgeous illustrations. I have a very special affinity for seashells myself, so I'm very excited about this one. ;)
Julie Bliven at Charlesbridge has bought world rights to the nonfiction picture book Seashells: Not Just for Shelter, written by Melissa Stewart (l.) and illustrated by Sarah Brannen. It will explore the different ways seashells use their hard exterior for protection, feeding, stabilization, and more. Publication is scheduled for summer 2018. Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary represented the author and Steven Chudney of the Chudney Agency represented the illustrator.
Join me in congratulating Melissa! Congratulations!