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This is What I’m Grateful For…

One of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving, is almost here. One of the things I’m grateful for: nice reviews! Love this one from an Amazon fan about Thanksgiving Rules!

“This book is amazing. We got it from the library and I realized I couldn’t build my children’s library without it. It has become one of their favorite books ever!! Well written and illustrated, it’s timeless.”

Get Ready for Halloween!

Good news! I’m proud to announce that I’m Not Afraid of This Haunted House is now available in Japanese. And just in time for Halloween!

About the book: Simon Lester Henry Strauss isn’t afraid of anything! Not witches. Or ghosts. Or ghouls. The creaky old haunted house doesn’t scare him. When his friends all run out in fear, Simon Lester bravely proclaims he’s not scared one bit. But in the end . . . everyone is scared of something. Even Simon Lester.

Mallory Website News

Readers asked and here it is…a brand new Mallory McDonald website with all kinds of fun activities and information about the Mallory books. Have fun and let me know what you think of it!

Check it out!

Back to School Rules in Chinese!

With the new school year in full swing, I’m excited to announce that Back To School Rules is available in Chinese!

About the book: Now that school is back in session, Percy Isaac Gifford knows just what to do to make sure it’s the best school year ever. If you follow his ten simple rules, you’ll go straight to the top of the class (and have some fun along the way!)

New Website

I have so much good news to share! First and foremost, I have this great new website. Photos for the site were taken at one of my favorite local spots, Books & Books, in my hometown of Miami, Florida. I love spending time there any chance I get! It has been a fun, busy summer getting the site ready and I’m super excited it has finally launched.

Mallory in Italian!

There’s good news on the book front too. The Mallory books are now available in Italian. For those of you who speak or read Italian, here’s the book description:

Mallory cambia casa (Titolo originale: Mallory on the move) è il primo libro della serie che vede come protagonista una bambina di otto anni e mezzo costretta a cambiare città all’improvviso. Quando i genitori le comunicano la decisione del trasferimento, Mallory è disperata. Come farà senza Mary Ann, la sua migliore amica e dirimpettaia? Età di lettura: da 6 anni.

Mallory books now available at Costco

The Mallory books are now available at Costco. Whatever you go there for (Coffee, chocolate covered raisins, and blueberries are always on my list!) I hope you’ll check out the book table and pick up the Mallory books which are specially bound in sets of three.

Mallory Makes a Difference now available in paperback!

In other Mallory news, book #28 in the Mallory series, Mallory Makes a Difference, is now available in paperback! And just in time for the holiday season!

What the book is about:
For Thanksgiving, Mallory starts a food drive at her school. The plan is to make sure families in need get a tasty Thanksgiving meal. She even has an idea about how to get her whole school involved. But when things start to go wrong, Mallory has her hands full!

The inspiration for the book:
Mallory Makes a Difference was inspired by an amazing group of students I met who started a food drive at their school that has now become an annual tradition. They shared with me the difficulties they faced in keeping all of the cans they collected organized, as well as the joy they felt doing something nice for people in need. Hopefully Mallory Makes a Difference will inspire other students to know that one small action can make a big difference.