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Jo Whittemore

Biography

Jo Whittemore

Jo Whittemore is the author of the tween humor novels, FRONT PAGE FACE-OFF, ODD GIRL IN, D IS FOR DRAMA, COLONIAL MADNESSs and the Confidentially Yours series. She also penned The Silverskin Legacy fantasy trilogy. Jo is a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and is one of the founding members of The Texas Sweethearts & Scoundrels. When she isn't writing, Jo spends her time with family and friends in Austin, dreaming of the day she can afford a chocolate house

Jo Whittemore

Books by Jo Whittemore

by Jo Whittemore - Adventure, Children's, Children's 9-12, Fiction, Superhero , Youth Fiction

Kara Danvers, also known as Supergirl, is back in the second title of this new middle-grade series, featuring original adventures not seen on TV. This second title in a planned three-book series picks up where the first book left off and builds upon the world of the TV show, as Supergirl continues her mission to protect National City. Written by author Jo Whittemore, this is one series fans won’t want to miss!

Written by Jo Whittemore with a forward by Reshma Saujani - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Science, Technology, Youth Fiction

Maya and her coding club have a new project: they're coding lights and music for the winter dance! But when Maya's old friend Maddie moves to town, Maya starts spending a lot of time with her, and less time with her coding friends. Will Maya get swayed by Maddie's wayward ways, or will she stay true to her "permanent group" from coding club? And will she come through on her part for the light and music coding project? Maybe coding --- like friendship --- is about being there for your friends when they need you the most.

by Jo Whittemore - Adventure, Children's 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Superhero

Supergirl (aka Kara Danvers) has been running across average citizens performing amazing feats all over National City. But that’s not even the weirdest thing going on. The Department of Extranormal Operations has captured a mysterious humanoid sea creature. Supergirl must find out what has drawn him to National City, and his connection to this surge of super-citizens. Written by celebrated author Jo Whittemore, this is one adventure fans of the TV series won’t want to miss!

by Jo Whittemore - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

When middle school style gurus Vanessa Jacobs and Katie Kestler decide to hold a fashion show to introduce their clothing line to the entire town, they’re beyond thrilled to learn that a buyer from a local boutique will be attending. This is their chance to break into the fashion world! But when Vanessa advertises runway model tryouts at school, she encounters a posting that uses the Lincoln Letters advice column to encourage students to guess the identities of the anonymous students who have been writing to the newspaper about their embarrassing problems.

by Jo Whittemore - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Brooke Jacobs never considered herself to be the superstitious type. But after she and her friends visit a psychic who tells Brooke she’s in for some bad luck, the panic sets in. And when Brooke hurts her arm, gets into a major fight with her boyfriend, and turns into a total klutz in soccer, she’s convinced her misfortune is here to stay.

by Jo Whittemore - Children's 8-12, Friendship, Performing Arts

Tim Antonides is feeling pretty good about sixth grade. He’s even begun to branch out and make some new guy friends. The only thing that could ruin his awesome reputation is his big secret --- he performs Greek folk dances with his twin sister, Gabby . . . complete with a super embarrassing outfit. Only his family and closest friends know, and he’s going to make sure it stays that way. But when the class bully, Ryan, discovers Tim’s hidden talent, he blackmails Tim into completing a list of almost-impossible tasks.

by Jo Whittemore - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Heather has been distracted from writing the advice column with her friends Brooke, Vanessa and Tim --- and it’s all due to her major crush on the dreamy Stefan Marshall. Heather’s not sure if Stefan feels the same way. And she wants to make sure he likes her back before she takes the risk and asks him to the upcoming school dance. Heather researches all his favorite things and even sets up a movie outing with the newspaper team to try to get closer to him. But some of her friends don’t think Stefan’s all that great. In fact they downright don’t like him. Heather has to decide if her new crush is worth losing her old friends over, and if liking Stefan will only lead to heartbreak.

by Jo Whittemore - Children's, Children's 8-12, Friendship

Vanessa Jackson has always had a flair for fashion, and dreams of being a designer one day. She's loving  being on the newspaper staff with her two best friends is a blast. Vanessa knows her fashion advice is always on point for the group's popular advice column. But then she meets her new neighbor, Katie Kestler. Katie is cute, super-stylish, and just moved from glamorous LA. When Katie ends up attending the same middle school, suddenly it seems like Katie's everywhere, and not in a good way.

by Jo Whittemore - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

The year is going perfectly for Brooke. She has her friends, her travel soccer team, the advice column and a lot of new activities . . . but maybe too many activities. As Brooke struggles to balance all her commitments and schoolwork, she realizes she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Can she figure out how to have it all and stay on the advice column without sacrificing her other responsibilities?