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If you are a K.A. Holt fan—and let’s be honest, aren’t we all?—then you know that she’s got a whole lot of good things coming up: BENBEE AND THE TEACHER GRIEFER launched the “Kids Under the Stairs” series, which is continuing this fall with BEN Y AND THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE, *plus* two more additional titles to round out the friend group (and the series).

But that’s not all! Were you, perhaps, hungry for some stand-alone story action from K. A.? Did you feel, perhaps, that she needed take on a new professional writing challenge? For instance, how about this: What about a novel told *entirely* through text messages and notice board announcements? HOW FUN WOULD THAT BE TO WRITE?

Well. I cannot speak to how much fun was had writing it (though I suspect: a fair amount!), but I can speak to the fact that this is a brilliant book and you don’t want to miss it! Here are the story and pub specifics:

Tiffany Colón at Scholastic Press has acquired World rights to HOUSE ARREST author K. A. Holt’s YOU KNOW THE DRILL, a middle-grade novel told entirely in texts and message board postings. The story follows three best friends across one entire school day as they realize an unplanned lockdown is not a drill, and find themselves using the much maligned school app to join forces with other students, discovering the true meaning of teamwork and bravery. Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency managed the deal, for publication in January 2022.

Hooray Kari, and hooray for us happy future readers!

--Joan

How do you know when you are not facing an ordinary pancake?

When it is a SUPER PANCAKE!

Friends, you may think you have seen and heard the last word in superhero breakfast foods, but—I am not-so-sorry to say—on this matter you would be wrong. As a way of proving this to you once and for all, here is the recent deal listing from Publishers Weekly:

Rotem Moscovich at Knopf BFYR has acquired Megan Wagner Lloyd's Super Pancake and its sequel, Super Pancake and the Mini Muffin Mayhem, to be illustrated by Abhi Alwar. This punny graphic novel chapter book series follows Peggy, a pancake, who develops superhero abilities and must defend herself and her friends from the evil Dr. Breakfast Sandwich and his Henchtoasts. Publication is scheduled for Spring 2023 and Spring 2024, respectively. Ammi-Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary Agency negotiated world rights for the author, and Brianne Johnson of Writers House for the illustrator.

Three cheers for Super Pancake and friends! And may syrupy goodness triumph always.

Congratulations, Megan!

- Joan


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