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THE QUICKEST KID IN CLARKSVILLE

The story of a little girl in 1960s Clarksville, Tennessee, who dreams of being the fastest girl in the world – just like her hero, sprinter Wilma Rudolph, who made history as the first woman from the United States to win three gold medals at one Olympics. Illustrated by Frank Morrison. Available from Chronicle Books.

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SOPHIE’S SQUASH GO TO SCHOOL

A sequel to SOPHIE’S SQUASH. Sophie starts school with her two squash friends and learns that friends really do come in all shapes and sizes. Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. Published by Schwartz & Wade.

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SHARING THE BREAD

A lyrical celebration of food and family and togetherness as seen during one old-fashioned, down-home Thanksgiving dinner. Jill McElmurry illustrates. Published by Schwartz & Wade August 2015.

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WHEREVER YOU GO

Join an adventurous rabbit and his animal friends as they journey over steep mountain peaks, through bustling cityscapes, and down long, winding roads to discover the magical worlds that await them just outside their doors. This book celebrates the possibilities that lie beyond the next bend in the road – the same road that will always lead you home again. Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler. A great graduation gift. Published by Little, Brown in April 2015.

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SOPHIE’S SQUASH

A story that celebrates the special love between a child and her favorite toy – only in this case that toy is a butternut squash. On a trip to the farmers' market with her parents, Sophie chooses a squash, but instead of letting her mom cook it, she names it Bernice. From then on, Sophie brings Bernice everywhere, despite her parents' gentle warnings that Bernice will begin to rot. As winter nears, Sophie does start to notice changes. What's a girl to do when the squash she loves is in trouble? Anne Wilsdorf illustrates. Published by Schwartz & Wade in 2013

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Future Books

WIDE-AWAKE BEAR

Elliott is a bear cub who wakes up far before the expected spring and can't seem to get back to sleep, no matter what he tries. Jean Kim will illustrate. Coming from HarperCollins in 2018.

BE KIND

A classroom mishap leads to a conversation about what it means to be kind and how small actions can lead to big results. The book will be illustrated by Jen Hill and published by Roaring Brook Press in 2018.

WHEN YOU ARE BRAVE

What does it mean to be brave? When should you try? This book looks at some of the many times it pays to be brave. Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler. Coming from Little, Brown in 2019.

REMARKABLY YOU

This is a book about celebrating all the special talents and gifts that make you wonderfully different than anyone else. It will be illustrated by Patrice Barton. Coming from HarperCollins in 2019.

MY BROTHER, THE DUCK

Meet Belmore Jennings. There is a mystery afoot in young Belmore's life. That "baby" his parents brought home from the hospital? Very suspicious. In fact, Belmore is pretty sure it's not a baby at all ... but a duck. Coming from Chronicle Books.

SOPHIE'S SQUASH earned starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal.

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