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Archives - October 2018

Interview: Svetlana Chmakova, author of Crush

Oct 25, 2018

Following the overwhelming success of AWKWARD and BRAVE, Svetlana Chmakova's award winning Berrybrook Middle School series continues with its next installment --- CRUSH! Jorge seems to have it all together. He's big enough that nobody really messes with him, but he's also a genuinely sweet guy with a solid, reliable group of friends. The only time he ever really feels off his game is when he crosses paths with a certain girl... But when the group dynamic among the boys starts to shift, will Jorge be able to balance what his friends expect of him versus what he actually wants? Read on to find out how Svetlana came up with Jorge and what she hopes her readers will learn from CRUSH.

Interview: Molly Brooks, author of Sanity & Tallulah

Oct 23, 2018

Get ready for some zero-gravity fun. Molly Brooks' debut middle-grade graphic novel, SANITY & TALLULAH is a delightfully humorous story about girl friendship, space and laboratory-created felines. Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega are best friends on Wilnick, the dilapidated space station they call home at the end of the galaxy. So naturally, when gifted scientist Sanity uses her lab skills and energy allowance to create a definitely-illegal-but-impossibly-cute three-headed kitten, she has to show Tallulah. But Princess, Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds is a bit of a handful, and it isn't long before the kitten escapes to wreak havoc on the space station. The girls will have to turn Wilnick upside down to find her, but not before causing the whole place to evacuate! Can they save their home before it's too late? Readers will be over the moon for this rollicking space adventure by debut author Molly Brooks. We talked to Molly about SANITY & TALLULAH. Keep reading to find out what she had to say about writing this adorable diverse debut and what's next on the horizon for Sanity and Tallulah.