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Bring Award-Winning Picture Book, Middle-Grade, and YA authors
into YOUR Library or Classroom

Your participation will include:

1. An interactive Skype, Shindig, or Google Hangout session with the author for your library or classroom (The visit is FREE—we just ask that you purchase the author’s title(s) according to the guidelines below to prepare your students or patrons in advance of the visit)

  •  Groups of 1 – 15 must purchase 2 books, or at least $25 worth of the author’s title(s)
  •  Groups of 16 – 30 must purchase 4 books, or at least $50 worth of the author’s title(s)
  •  Maximum group size must not exceed 30 students/patrons (exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis)

2. Downloadable educator guides aligned to the Common Core State Standards (if available)

3. 25% off, plus free shipping, on your order of the author’s books when you spend $25 or more.

 

 

To register, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Download our Virtual Visit guidelines .

* Virtual visits available for U.S. classrooms and libraries only

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Picture Book Authors

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Jennifer Fosberry

Author of the New York Times bestselling picture book series
featuring plucky, purple-haired Isabella!

“The exuberance of the text and typography, coupled with Isabella’s force of personality, ensures that the pages fly along.”

Publishers Weekly
on My Name Is Not Isabella

“Use this story to ignite young readers’ interest in women’s history.”

School Library Journal
on My Name Is Not Isabella

My Name is Not Isabella    •    9781402243950    •    $16.99    •     HC   •   Ages 4+   •   See Educator's Guide
My Name is Not Alexander    •    9781402254338    •    $16.99    •     HC   •   Ages 4+
Isabella: Girl on the Go    •    9781402266485    •    $16.99    •     HC   •   Ages 4+   •   See Activity Kit    See Educator's Guide
Isabella: Star of the Story    •    9781402279362    •    $16.99    •     HC   •   Ages 4+   •   See Activity Kit    See Educator's Guide
Isabella: Girl in Charge    •    9781492641735    •    $16.99    •     HC   •   Ages 4+   •   See Activity Kit    See Educator's Guide

 

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Mark Pett

Author of this funny, inspirational picture book about a girl
who prides herself on being perfect—until she’s not

“The book’s message is unmistakable (so to speak), paired with a subtler reminder of how easy it is to have one’s confidence shaken.”

Publishers Weekly

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes    •    9781402255441    •    $14.99    •     HC   •   Ages 4+   •    See Educator's Guide

 

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Lisa M. Bakos

Author of this marvelous moose adventure!

“A humorous tale filled with rhythm and M-word play…
great fun to read aloud.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“Told with rhyming text and alliteration, this is a charming tale…
and a fun read-aloud for any animal-themed storytimes.”


—School Library Journal

Too Many Moose    •    9781492609353    •    $16.99    •     HC   •   Ages 4+   •   See Activity Kit     See Educator's Guide

 

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Sue Fliess

 Cruise into storytime with the author of this fun, zippy book!

“A lively read-aloud.”

—School Library Journal

“An infinite loop of automotive joys.”

—Kirkus Reviews

 

Calling All Cars   •    9781492618812    •    $14.99    •     HC 10x10   •   Ages 3+
Calling All Cars   •    9781492638353    •    $9.99    •     HC 8x8   •   See Activity Kit
*Virtual visits limited to 15 minutes

 

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Middle Grade Authors

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NancyJCavanaugh

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Nancy J. Cavanaugh

The award-winning author of This Journal Belongs to Ratchet...

2016 Rebecca Caudil Young Readers’ book Award master list

2015–16 Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award finalist
2015–16 Georgia Children’s Book Award finalist
2015–16 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award list

Always, Abigail...

2016–17 South Carolina Book Award list
2015–16 Texas Bluebonnet Master List

...and Just Like Me!

 

"A book that is full of surprises. Triumphant enough to make readers cheer; touching enough to make
them cry."

—Kirkus Reviews STARRED review for This Journal Belongs to Ratchet
  "Ratchet is a thoroughly relatable character whose wish for normalcy will strike a chord with readers."

—Booklist on This Journal Belongs to Ratchet


This Journal Belongs to Ratchet
   •    9781402281068    •    $15.99    •    HC   •   Ages 9+
This Journal Belongs to Ratchet    •    9781492601098   •    $6.99    •    TP   •   Click for an Excerpt!    See Educator's Guide

Always, Abigail   •    9781402293030   •    $12.99    •    HC   •   Ages 8+
Always, Abigail   •   9781492635574   •    $7.99    •    TP   •   Click for an Excerpt!     See Educator's Guide

Just Like Me   •    9781492604273   •    $16.99    •    HC   •   Ages 8+
Click for an Excerpt!     See Educator's Guide

 

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Carol Weston

The fantastic author of Ava and Pip and the “Dear Carol” advice columnist
at Girls’ Life magazine

"Palindromes, similes, and a running emphasis on creative
writing will excite readers."

—Publishers Weekly
on Ava and Pip


"A love letter to language."

—The New York Times
on Ava and Pip


Ava and Pip
   •    9781402288708    •    $15.99    •    HC   •   Ages 10+ 
Ava and Pip    •    9781492601838    •    $6.99    •    TP  
Click for an Excerpt!     See Educator's Guide

Ava and Taco Cat    •    9781402288739    •    $15.99    •    HC   •   Ages 10+
Ava and Taco Cat    •    9781492620808    •    $6.99    •    TP
See Educator's Guide    
Click for an Excerpt!

Ava XOX    •    9781492620778    •    $15.99    •    HC   •   Ages 10+
Click for an Excerpt!

 

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Christina Soontornvat

Author of this enchanting debut set in a fairy land as magical as it is dangerous

"A great choice for fantasy fans."

—School Library Journal


"
An engaging story with unusual twists and a thought-provoking conclusion."

—School Library Connection


The Changelings
   •    9781492632603    •    $16.99    •    HC   •   Ages 10+   Click for an Excerpt!     See Activity Kit

 

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Emma Shevah

Author of the highly praised Dream On, Amber and Dara Palmer's Major Drama
with a total of seven starred reviews!

"While its humor and illustrations lend it Wimpy Kid appeal, its emotional depth makes it stand out from the pack. Molto bene!"

Booklist STARRED review for Dream on, Amber

"This funny, charismatic heroine will capture her readers' hearts."

Kirkus Reviews STARRED review for Dara Palmer's Major Drama


Dream On, Amber
   •    9781492622505    •    $12.99    •    HC   •   Ages 8+   Click for an Excerpt!    See Discussion Guide
Dream On, Amber    •    9781492635925    •    $7.99    •    TP   •   Ages 8+

Dara Palmer's Major Drama    •    9781492631385    •    $16.99    •    HC   •   Ages 8+   Click for an Excerpt!    See Discussion Guide

 

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Sophie Cleverly

Author of the mesmerizing Scarlet and Ivy middle-grade mystery series!

"Sure to appeal to readers who enjoy a puzzle mystery with plenty of twists and turns… a fast-paced and gripping read.”

School Library Journal


The Lost Twin
  •    9781492633396    •    $16.99    •    HC   •   Ages 10+     Click for an Excerpt!     See Activity Kit

 

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Jen Swann Downey

The author who writes about your average sword-swinging, crime-fighting
ninja librarians

 

"[Downey] shows a rare gift for crafting scrambles so madcap
that it’s hard to turn the pages fast enough to keep up. Well worth
a spot on library shelves."

—Kirkus Reviews
STARRED review

 

"The melding of fantasy, adventure, and history is enlightening…Readers who miss the collegial, magical setting of Hogwarts will enjoy exploring Petrarch’s Library."

—School Library Journal


The Ninja Librarians: The Accidental Keyhand
   •    9781402287701    •    $16.99    •    HC   •   Ages 10+
The Ninja Librarians: The Accidental Keyhand    •    9781492601807    •    $8.99    •    TP
Click for an Excerpt!     See Educator's Guide

The Ninja Librarians: Sword in the Stacks   •    9781402287732    •    $16.99    •    HC   •   Ages 10+

 

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Jess Keating

Zoologist, educator, and author of How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied

"A fun-filled, pitch-perfect book."

—Kirkus Reviews
STARRED review for How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied

"Recommended for fans of Coco Simon’s Cupcake Diaries and
Stuart Gibbs’s Fun Jungle series."

—School Library Journal
on How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes
Are Untied

How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied    •    9781402297557    •    $7.99    •    TP   •   Ages 9+  
Click for an Excerpt!

How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel    •    9781402297588    •    $7.99    •    TP   •   Ages 9+   
Click for an Excerpt!

How to Outfox Your Friends When You Don't Have a Clue    •    9781492617945    •    $7.99    •    TP   •   Ages 9+
Click for an Excerpt!

 

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Anna Staniszewski

Author of the highly praised My Very UnFairy Tale Life series, the hilarious Dirt Diary series,
and the brand-new Switched at First Kiss series!


"Holy fried onion rings!
Fun from beginning to end."

Wendy Mass, New York Times bestselling author of 11 Birthdays and The Candymakers praise for The Dirt Diary
  "A speedy and amusing ride…
will keep readers entertained."

Publishers Weekly praise for
My Very UnFairy Tale Life

 

I'm With Cupid    •    9781492615460    •    $7.99    •    TP   •   Ages 10+   Click for an Excerpt!
Finders Reapers   •   9781492615491   •   $7.99   •   HC  •   Ages 10+   Click for an Excerpt!
The Dirt Diary    •    9781402286360    •    $6.99    •    TP   •   Ages 10+   Click for an Excerpt!
The Dirt Diary    •    9781402286360    •    $6.99    •    TP   •   Ages 10+   Click for an Excerpt!
The Prank List    •    9781402286391   •    $6.99    •    TP   •   Ages 10+   Click for an Excerpt!
The Gossip File   •   9781492604631   •   $6.99   •   TP  •   Ages 10+   Click for an Excerpt!
The Truth Game   •   9781492632726   •   $7.99   •   TP  •   Ages 10+   Click for an Excerpt!

 
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Jen Calonita New

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Jen Calonita

The award-winning author of this exciting new twisted fairy tale series!

 

“There’s much to amuse and entertain fans of classic tales with a twist.”

Booklist
  “Recognizable fairy-tale characters abound…and questions of whether goodness or badness run to the core of a person leave readers with plenty to consider.”

—Publishers Weekly

 

Flunked    •    9781492601562    •    $15.99    •    HC   •   Ages 10+
Flunked    •    9781492620815    •    $6.99    •    TP
Click for an Excerpt!

Charmed    •    9781492604044    •    $15.99    •    HC   •   Ages 10+
Click for an Excerpt!

 

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Cory Putman Oakes

 

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Cory Putman Oakes

Author of a new series with an inventive way to explore middle-grade issues—Dino DNA!

 

“An entertaining barrel ride past sheaves of middle-grade themes from bullying to racial identity.”

Kirkus Reviews
  “Credible characters and real-life issues like bullying, appreciating differences, and being true to oneself keep Oakes’s series kickoff grounded…a story with unexpected depth.”

—Publishers Weekly

 

Dinosaur Boy    •    9781492605379    •    $12.99    •    HC   •   Ages 8+  Click for an Excerpt!
Dinosaur Boy    •    9781492634478    •    $7.99    •    TP   •   Ages 8+

Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars    •    9781492605409    •    $12.99    •    HC   •   Ages 8+   Click for an Excerpt!
Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars    •    9781492635949    •    $7.99    •    TP   •   Ages 8+

 

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Young Adult Authors

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Geoff Herbach

The award-winning, contemporary YA author of the hilarious Felton Reinstein series!

2012 YALSA Best Fiction for YA Master List
Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award (2012 Master list, 2014 nominee)
2012 Florida Teens Read Award Master Reading List
2012 Wisconsin State Book Award
2012 Minnesota State Book Award

"In the tradition of great young adult protagonists like Holden Caulfield and Eric 'Moby' Calhoun comes Felton Reinstein… Surprises abound in this future youth classic…"

VOYA on Stupid Fast
  "Felton’s sarcasm, anxiety, self-doubt, thoughtfulness, and compassion carry the day and perfectly capture the voice of his generation."

School Library Journal on Stupid Fast

 

Stupid Fast

 

Nothing Special

 

I'm With Stupid

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$9.99    •    TP
Ages 12+
  $9.99    •    TP
Ages 12+
  $9.99    •    TP
Ages 12+
Click for an
Excerpt!

See the Educator's Guide
 

Click for an Excerpt!
See the Educator's Guide

 

Click for an Excerpt!
See the Educator's Guide

Fat Boy vs.
the Cheerleaders

 

 

Gabe Johnson Takes Over
(formerly Fat Boy vs.
the Cheerleaders
)

 

Anything You Want

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$16.99    •    HC
Ages 12+
  $9.99    •    TP
Ages 12+
  $9.99    •    HC
Ages 14+

Click for an Excerpt!

      Click for an Excerpt!

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Marieke Nijkamp

Author of the explosive, emotional debut about a high school
held hostage by one boy with a gun


"With a thrilling narrative, topical subject matter, and diverse characters, this is a first purchase for libraries serving teens."

School Library Journal
  "A compelling story of terror, betrayal, and heroism."

—Kirkus Reviews

 

This Is Where It Ends    •    9781492622468   •    $17.99    •    HC   •   Ages 14+
Click for an Excerpt!

 

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Zoraida Córdova

Author of “This compelling must-have for teens” (School Library Journal, starred review)

“An engrossing, Latin American–inspired fantasy setting and an irresistible heroine.”

Publishers Weekly

“Enchanting and complex. Every page is filled with magic.”

—Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die

 

Labyrinth Lost    •    9781492620945    •    $17.99    •    HC   •   Ages 14+   Click for an Excerpt!

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Cori McCarthy

Author of gripping, highly-praised novels for teens

"Breathtakingly realistic."

School Library Journal STARRED Review for Breaking Sky
  "Readable and teachable on
multiple levels."

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books STARRED review for You Were Here

 

Breaking Sky    •    9781492601418   •    $16.99    •    HC   •   Ages 14+
Breaking Sky    •    9781492621126   •    $9.99    •    TP
Click for an Excerpt!

You Were Here    •    9781492617044   •    $17.99    •    HC   •   Ages 14+
Click for an Excerpt!     See Discussion Guide

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Patty Blount

The author of timely and powerful books for teens

"Some Boys belongs in
every YA collection."

School Library Journal
  "A largely sensitive treatment of
an emotionally complex topic."

—Kirkus Reviews on Some Boys

Some Boys    •    9781402298561   •    $9.99    •    TP   •   Ages 14+
Click for an Excerpt!    See Educator's Guide    See Discussion Guide

TMI    •    9781402273407   •    $9.99    •    TP   •   Ages 13+
Click for an Excerpt!     See Discussion Guide

Send    •    9781402273377   •    $8.99    •    TP   •   Ages 13+
Click for an Excerpt!

Nothing Left to Burn    •    9781492613299   •    $9.99    •    TP   •   Ages 14+
Click for an Excerpt!

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Natalie D. Richards

The author of pulse-pounding YA thrillers

 

Praise for YALSA Teens’ Top Ten Nominee Six Months Later:

“A smart, edgy thriller.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Well paced and beautifully written.”

School Library Journal

Six Months Later    •    9781402285516    •    $9.99    •    TP   •   Ages 13+    Click for an Excerpt!
Gone Too Far    •    9781402285547    •    $9.99    •    TP   •   Ages 14+    Click for an Excerpt!
My Secret to Tell    •    9781492615712    •    $9.99    •    TP   •   Ages 14+   Click for an Excerpt!
One Was Lost    •    9781492615743    •    $10.99    •    TP   •   Ages 14+


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Mark Alpert

Author of the highly praised cyber-tech adventure—full of realistic, cutting-edge science!

"Fresh and fascinating."

Booklist STARRED review

"Do not just read The Six; make your friends read it too."

VOYA (5Q 5 P)


The Six
  •    9781492615293    •    $16.99    •    HC   •    Ages 12+   Click for an Excerpt!     See Discussion Guide
The Six   •    9781492632634    •    $10.99    •    TP

The Siege   •    9781492631705    •    $17.99    •    HC   •    Ages 12+

 

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Allan Stratton

The Michael L. Printz Honor author behind this gripping psychological thriller

"An engrossing blend of murder mystery and family story."

Kirkus Reviews STARRED review


"Sure to be a favorite with mystery readers."

School Library Connection

The Dogs   •    9781492609384    •    $16.99    •    HC    •    Ages 12+
The Dogs   •    9781492621010    •    $9.99    •    TP    •    Ages 12+     Click for an Excerpt!     See Discussion Guide

 

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