Monday, October 26, 2020

Virtual Visits!

 Hi Educators! 

I have been doing virtual visits and am really enjoying them! It's fun to talk to other humans across the web! :-)

If you are a school, library, conference, book club, home-schooling group, Girl Scout pack, or educational pod, please feel free to contact my virtual school visit representative.

CONTACT: Lisa McClatchy

Hang in there, everyone!


Tuesday, September 1, 2020


 I am soooo excited!! My new book, THE LION OF MARS, is publishing in January and I could not be more proud of the amazing cover! Check it out!

And here is a little bit about the plot:

Bell has spent his whole life - all eleven years of it - on Mars. But he's still just a regular kid - he loves cats, any kind of cake, and is curious about the secrets the adults in the US colony are keeping. Like, why don't have contact with anyone on the other Mars colonies? Why are they so isolated? When a virus breaks out and the grown-ups all fall ill, Bell and the other children are the only ones who can help. It's up to Bell - a regular kid in a very different world - to uncover the truth and save his family ... and possibly unite an entire planet.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

For educators who would like to read my books to their students ...

I am getting a lot of requests from educators who would like to read my books online to their students who are at home. Random House and Scholastic have adapted their policies in light of the current situation. Just go here to see what you need to do to share one of my books from these publishers with your class.
Hang in there, all!

Monday, January 27, 2020


And check out this great TRAILER !!!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Third Mushroom Book Tour!

I will be hitting the road for THE THIRD MUSHROOM! 

10/3: Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange, IL –  7:00PM (Educator Night)

10/10: Copperfield’s Books, Petaluma, CA – 4:00PM

10/12: The Reading Bug, San Carlos, CA – 5:00PM

10/18: Kidsbooks, Vancouver, Canada – 7:00 pm (at Our Lady of Perpetual Help)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


BABYMOUSE loves schools! So if you are an educator at a Title I school, get ready for a babymousetastic giveaway this Friday, July 10!

I will send a tweet with the hashtag #TYPICAL on Friday, and the first three educators to tweet back #BABYMOUSE will win an autographed four-book set for their school.

So get ready and don't drop your phone!

Watch out, middle school! In her second foray out of graphic novels and into middle grade, Babymouse has a smartphone, and she's not afraid to use it. . . .

Ping! Ping! The sound of texting is in the air. Everyone at middle school has a cell phone. Babymouse just has to get one, too.

But having a phone is a lot of work! Building up a following on SoFamous, learning text lingo, keeping up with all the important koala videos . . . Babymouse is ready to tear her whiskers out. Why does it suddenly feel like she has no friends? Somehow, Babymouse needs to figure out how to stop worrying and love her smartphone . . . if Locker doesn't eat it first.  


Tuesday, October 3, 2017



I will be back in my old home town, the Big Apple, talking Babymouse, Sunny, and Squish! Come see me and say "hi"!

THURSDAY, October 5

11:30PM-12:15PM Panel: Read Like a Girl: Middle-Grade Fiction for Girls (and Boys) 
Location: NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 5th Ave, Celeste Auditorium 
Moderator: Brigid Alverson 
Panelists: Laura Terry (Graveyard Shakes), Yehudi Mercado (Sci-Fu), Mark Siegel (First Second
Description: The authors behind some of your favorite middle grade graphic fiction discuss creating stories with strong, positive female characters, and the importance of overcoming the lingering perception that comics are only for boys. 

12:30PM – 1:15PM Panel: Hot Off The Press Children’s Books 
Location: NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 5th Ave, Celeste Auditorium 
Moderator: Candice Mack, LA Public Library 
Panelists: Gale Galligan (Baby Sitters Club), Tui Sutherland (Wings of Fire), Jenni Holm (Swing it, Sunny) 
Description: From Dragons to babysitters, learn about the latest graphic novels and books for kids straight from the artists and creators. Bestselling authors and emerging talent discuss why they write for kids, their creative process, and their latest projects. A perfect preview for the young and young at heart. 

1:15PM-2:00PM Hot Off The Press Signing 
Location: NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 5th Ave, Celeste Auditorium 
Authors: Laura Terry (Graveyard Shakes), Gale Galligan (Baby Sitters Club), and Jennifer Holm (Swing It, Sunny) 

2:15PM – 3:00PM Children’s Author Speed Dating 
Location: NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 5th Ave, second floor in the Cataloging room 

FRIDAY, October 6

3:15PM – 4:00PM Panel: Creating Comics with Kids! 
Location: Javits, 1C03 Family HQ 
Panelists: Talla Hurwich, Nathan Hale, George O'Connor 
Description: Kids say and think the darndest things and we plan to unleash them! Come hear their ideas and watch them come to life. Audience kids will help guide our panel of comics creators to make our own NYCC comics! Whether you come to watch and enjoy or participate, a good time will be had by all. 

SATURDAY, October 7

2:00PM–3:00PM Panel:Comics: Feeding Your Kid's Inner Mad Scientist with Creatures, Blueprints, and Brews to Make Their Minds Curdle!!! 
Location: Javits, 1C04, Family HQ 
Panelists: Jacob Chabot, Talia Hurwich, Joe Flood, Meryl Jaffe 
Description: Kids' comics breaking the science barrier! From a day in pond-scum school to the jaws of great whites and monsters of the deep, to robots and space travel, to learning about our bodies, our world, and worlds around us - comics are invading!!!! We talk about how we got here, where the heck we think we're going, and how we can use these awesome reads and adventures to motivate your own mad, kooky, crazy, curious, or reluctant inner scientist. Then we'll have a draw-off! 

SUNDAY, October 8

1:00PM–3:00PM Comic Con NYC at Books of Wonder 
Location: Books of Wonder, 217 W 84th St, New York, NY 10024 
Description: Books of Wonder celebrates New York Comic Con with host of amazing children's authors and illustrators. Including Jennifer L. Holm.