AMAZING NEWS! Sled Dog School AND Falcon Wild have been honored by Junior Library Guild—both titles are JLG Selections for fall 2017! That’s two books on the same list! Feeling very lucky and grateful!
Wall Street Journal reviewed Overboard!
School Library Journal reviewed Falcon Wild.
Overboard! has been picked for iBooks' list of Summer’s Most Anticipated Reads.
Kirkus weighs in on Sled Dog School:
"To fulfill a school project, an 11-year-old boy starts a sled dog school with unexpected results. Matt lives off the grid in Michigan with his parents and younger sister and wishes his family were more mainstream. His stay-at-home father knits and does pottery, and Matt is derisively called 'Smokey' by his classmates for his woodstove-smoke smell. Matt is also doing poorly in math class even though he solves practical problems easily outside of school. One thing Matt does love about his life is the sled dogs his family raises and runs. For a school extra-credit project designed to teach business and accounting skills, Matt starts Sled Dog School. His two clients, both about his age, have vastly differing abilities and personalities. Tubbs, blithely uncoordinated, nonetheless has an enthusiastic personality, and his approbation of Matt's family life makes Matt begin to see it with more appreciative eyes. Overachiever Alex is intelligent and naturally adept, but she is condescending—until a crisis brings all three together. Themes of friendship and problem-solving are slipped effortlessly into the funny and fresh plot, and authentic off-the-grid details bring the story to life. Everyone in the story appears to be white. A tale of loyalty and friendship—with a strong dose of validation for readers who learn from doing rather than books—that hits all the right notes."
Ice Dogs is a BESTSELLER! Thank you to everyone who purchased a copy and made this happen! Bean and the rest of the team are howling with joy.
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