Friday, May 23, 2008

Doctor Ted and Cicada Summer!

Spring has sprung and brought with it my two newest titles. I am thrilled with the reception both have received so far! Check out my website for lots of fantastic reviews and excerpts of both titles!



Doctor Ted
by Andrea Beaty & Pascal Lemaitre
Margaret K. McElderry
Ages 4-8

ISBN-13: 978-1-4169-2820-1

"a breezy story about pretend play that's laugh-out-loud funny" --Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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One morning, Ted wakes up and bumps his knee. He needs a doctor! Since doctors are scarce in Ted’s room, he becomes one. Doctor Ted diagnoses his mother’s freckles as measles and prescribes an operation. He diagnoses the principal’s bad breath and prescribes a shot.

No one appreciates Ted’s medical talents until an accident strikes and Doctor Ted saves the day!

Cicada Summer

Ages 8-12
176 pages


“... this is compelling fiction that will be a hit with young readers, as rich and thought-provoking and yet as accessible as DiCamillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie." —Horn Book

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Lily has read every Nancy Drew book in the library. She’s good at spying and keeping secrets. She has to be. She has secrets of her own that no one can ever find out.

When summer brings lying, stealing Tinny Bridges to town, Lily must depend on her wits to keep ahead of this sly newcomer. Tinny takes candy from the general store and blames Lily. She tries to steal Lily’s friends and her father’s affection. Worst of all, she seems to know Lily’s secrets. When Tinny goes missing, only Lily has any idea what happened to her. But for Lily, finding Tinny means confronting her hidden past.

In one unusual summer, Lily Mathis will have a chance to solve a mystery, make a friend, and, most important, find forgiveness.