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A MILLION MILES FROM BOSTON tells the story of 12-year-old Lucy Gallagher, who lives in Boston with her Dad, brother and beloved dog, Superior. It's been a rough school year, with an annoying boy and Dad's new girlfriend in the picture. Lucy can't wait to get to Maine, where she spends summers at her family's cottage. Where she feels most like herself. But on her first day, Lucy's summer is turned upside down with the arrival of a new family. Could the summer get worse? It does. But Lucy learns a valuable lesson. That people aren't often what they seem.
NO CREAM PUFFS was published by Wendy Lamb Books/Random House in May, 2008. Madison is the first girl to play organized baseball with the boys in Michigan. But this is much more than a sports book - read about how Madison navigates the confusing and often treacherous waters of friendships, mother-daughter relationships and first boyfriends as she learns to listen and trust that voice inside of her. School Library Journal recently featured it in an article about top-notch sports stories, calling it "first rate."
TALL TALES, published by Wendy Lamb Books/Random House in May of 2007, is the story of 12-year-old Meg and her quest for a friend and truth. The Texas Library Association named it to the 2008-2009 Bluebonnet Master Reading List, and Bank Street College Educators named it one of the best childrens' books of 2007. Two great honors!