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Tricia Springstubb

Biography

Tricia Springstubb

Tricia is the author of many books for children, including the award winning middle grade novel "What Happened on Fox Street" and its well-loved sequel, "Mo Wren Lost and Found". Her new picture book, pubbing in spring of 2013 and illustrated by Jeff Newman, is "Phoebe and Digger". Tricia has worked as a Head Start teacher and a children's librarian. Besides writing and, of course, reading, she loves doing school and library visits. Mother of three grown daughters, she lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. You can visit her and read her journal at www.triciaspringstubb.com.

Tricia Springstubb

Books by Tricia Springstubb

by Tricia Springstubb and Eliza Wheeler - Children's 7-10, Fiction, Friendship

In Cody’s life, many things are hard to predict. Like why her older brother, Wyatt, is obsessed with his new bicycle called the Cobra, or why her best friend Pearl suddenly wants to trade favorite toys. Pearl says she will trust Cody with Arctic Fox because Cody is a trusty person. But Cody doesn’t want to give up her beloved Gremlin, and she regrets it as soon as she hands him over. When the Cobra goes missing, Cody has to decide for herself who is trusty and who is not. If only she had Gremlin to talk to! Surely Pearl wouldn’t mind if she secretly traded back...it’s not stealing if it belonged to you in the first place, right?

Written by Tricia Springstubb, Illustrated by Diana Sudyka - Children's 8-12, Coming of Age, Fiction, Friendship
Twelve-year-old Nella Sabatini’s life is changing too soon, too fast. Her best friend, Clem, doesn’t seem concerned; she’s busy figuring out the best way to spend the “leap second” --- an extra second about to be added to the world’s official clock. The only person who might understand how Nella feels is Angela, but the two of them have gone from being “secret sisters” to not talking at all. Then Angela’s idolized big brother makes a terrible, fatal mistake, one that tears apart their tight-knit community and plunges his family into a whirlwind of harsh publicity and judgment. As Angela’s situation becomes dangerous, Nella must choose whether to stand by or stand up.
by Tricia Springstubb and Eliza Wheeler - Children's 7-10, Fiction, Friendship, Mystery

Cody’s best friend, Spencer, and his parents are moving in with his grandmother right around the corner, and Cody can’t wait. For one thing, Cody needs Spencer to help solve the mystery of the never-seen Mr. Meen, who lives on the other side of the porch with a skull-and-crossbones sign in the window and an extermination truck out front. How’s Cody to know that a yellow jacket would sting her, making her scream "Ow! Ow!" just as they start spying? Or that the ominous window sign would change overnight to "Welcome home," only deepening the mystery?

written by Tricia Springstubb with illustrations by Gilbert Ford - Children's, Fiction
Moonpenny is a tiny island in a great lake. When the summer people leave and the ferries stop running, just the tried-and-true islanders are left behind. Flor and her best, her perfect friend, Sylvie, are the only eleven-year-olds for miles and miles --- and Flor couldn't be happier. But come the end of summer, unthinkable things begin to happen. Sylvie is suddenly, mysteriously, whisked away to school on the mainland. Flor's mother leaves to take care of Flor's sick grandmother and doesn't come back. Her big sister has a secret, and Flor fears it's a dangerous one.Meanwhile, a geologist and his peculiar daughter arrive to excavate prehistoric trilobites, one of the first creatures to develop sight. Soon Flor is helping them. As her own ability to see her life on this little lump of limestone evolves, she faces truths about those she loves --- and about herself --- she never imagined.