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Your Alien Returns

​(Sterling, 2016)

Illustrated by Goro Fujita

Your Alien Returns

Come along on an out-of-this-world experience! In this heartwarming sequel to the critically acclaimed Your Alien, it’s the human boy’s turn to visit the extraterrestrial’s home planet—and to feel like an outsider. But with a little help from his very best friend in the whole universe, our young hero finds a way to fit in. Like the two irresistible characters, readers will have the ride of their lives.

Raves and Reviews:

"A worthy tale of friendship that will have every reader wishing for a little green buddy." — Kirkus Reviews

"This charming sequel has many levels of appeal." — Booklist

"Whether read as a stand-alone or as a sequel to Your Alien, this story exemplifies the feelings associated with being different and far from home." — School Library Journal


Foreign Rights:  Chinese

Mary Had A Little Glam

​(Sterling, 2016)

Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Mary Had a Little Glam

This little Mary has STYLE! In this fun take on Mother Goose, fashion-forward Mary helps some of childhood's most beloved characters go glam. From the kid who lives in a shoe (and dons some fab footwear, too) to Jack, who breaks his crown but gets a great new one, Mary's school friends look fantastic in their finery. But are they now too well dressed for recess? Not to worry—Mary always shows her flair for what to wear!


Raves and Reviews:

STARRED REVIEW:  "Pinkalicious + Fancy Nancy + Eloise = Mary ... the brown-skinned queen of glam. [I]magination and creativity reign supreme... [in] this delightful picture book." — Kirkus Reviews 

“. . . a gleeful story starring a young black fashionista . . . . Tammi Sauer's (Chicken Dance; Cowboy Camp) wordplay is as spirited as the story . . .  Illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton . . . captures the giddy makeover mayhem in the dramatic expressions of her characters and in her wonderful, freewheeling use of collaged fabrics and vintage papers. . . . [an] exuberant picture-book ode to the fun of fashion.”  — Shelf Awareness

"Move over, Fancy Nancy—there's a new glamour queen in town! This fun and lively read-aloud with an African American protagonist is suitable for any children's collection." — School Library Journal

* 2016 Best in Rhyme Award Top 10
* Episode on Cbeebies Bedtime Stories, A BBC Children’s Programme
* 2017 Finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award
​* 2018-2019 Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee
* Scholastic Book Fairs and Reading Clubs Selection
​* A 2018-2019 Abilene ISD Mockingbird List Nominee


Ginny Louis and the School Field Day

​(Disney*Hyperion, 2016)

Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger


Nobody loves Truman Elementary more than Ginny Louise. She didn't think school could get any better until-- 
School Field Day! Ball throws, long jumps, tug-of-war, and, to top it all off, a sack race! Ginny Louise is game for it all. But the Truman Elementary Troublemakers, Cap'n Catastrophe, Destructo Dude, and Make-My-Day May, aren't playing fair. When they go too far, can Ginny Louise use her irrepressible good humor to give everyone a reason to cheer?

Jaws will drop and eyes will pop

before this School Field Day crosses the finish line.

Raves and Reviews:

"A winning choice for story time and classroom sharing."—School Library Journal

* 2016 CBC "Hot Off the Press" List

I love Cake

​(HarperCollins, 2016)

Illustrated by Angie Rozelaar



All is well at Rabbit's birthday party until the cake (and Moose!) go missing.


Raves and Reviews:

"A lesson in sharing that goes down as easily as, well, cake.”—Kirkus Reviews

“…laugh-out-loud…”—Publishers Weekly

“Readers will ask for seconds of this fun title. Super fun for storytime or one-on-one sharing."—School Library Journal

* Scholastic Reading Clubs Selection


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