The Cat’s Almost Out of the Bag!

by admin on August 9, 2016

My next book, There’s a Cat in Our Class!, is almost here! On August 15th, Miss Biscuit’s all-dog class gets a new
CAT Cover TheresACatInOurClass-Cover_CCstudent who is NOT a dog. Will fur fly? Or will the students learn to accept — and learn from — their differences? I’m thrilled to have a book that introduces the topic of diversity to young children, and excited that the illustrator, Bryan Jeanie_Headshot_2015-8510_SMLangdo, based some of the characters on real-life pets — including Miss Biscuit (my Sheltie, Nemo) and Holly (my collie, Sadie).

To see the rest of the pets that appear in the book, as well as in other books from Magination Press, read Editor Sara Fell’s fun post on the Magination Press blog.

Check back tomorrow for a sneak preview of There’s a Cat in Our Class! — and to find out how to get your paws on a free signed copy.

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There’s a Cat in Our Class! “Sneak Peek”

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Just five days til school’s in session! Info on signings and giveaways to come!  

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The Ransom Family Book Club’s Summer 2016 Pick

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Since the beginning of my family’s book club in summer 2013, our annual pick has always been a hotly contested issue. While our three boys tend more toward literary fiction, my husband and I usually prefer genre fiction, and collectively we have to decide on a book that can fit with all of our respective […]

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Meet My Summer Intern!

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I’m pleased to have my youngest son, Alex, helping me out this summer, cleaning up mailing lists, researching educator conferences and children’s lit festivals, and updating my website. He’s also writing and posting on various social media, brainstorming book promotions, and doing whatever he can so I can write my next book. “Beach breaks” on […]

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