Some 4th graders
I was invited to visit Odyssey Elementary in Everett, Washington on my way to my hometown of Vancouver BC for the holiday.
Athlete vs Mathlete was nominated for the Mukilteo Children’s Book Award and I had a great time meeting 4th and 5th grade students with lots of excellent questions about books and the writing life.
Thank you for having me!
This was one of the best school libraries I've seen. Just packed with books!
And 5th Graders
And special thanks to my host, Teacher-Librarian Ms. Bajczuk!
I had a fantastic time at the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge, where I was delighted to accept the Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award for “Athlete vs Mathlete” and meet some great students, librarians and readers from all over the state.
The lovely LYRCA Award and an event program
Students spending a day at the Book Festival
A wall of book covers at the State Library
I recently spent an afternoon and evening at Washington Elementary in Vancouver, Washington.
I visited with 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students in the school library.
The kids had great questions and the staff was wonderful.
This visit was extra special for me because three of my nephews attend Washington Elementary.
My nephews - Colten, Joey and Christian - "Athlete vs Mathlete" is dedicated to them!
Elisabetta, of Vancouver Island (where the Nugget McDonald hockey series takes place) put together a fantastic display about Breakaway for her school’s Literacy Fair. Great job, Elisabetta!
I am thrilled to announce that Athlete vs Mathlete is the winner of the 2016 Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award for 6th-8th grade!
I will be attending the Louisiana Book Festival on October 29th, 2016 and I hope to see you there!
I’m happy to report that Athlete vs Mathlete was nominated for the Hansel & Gretel Readers’ Choice Award.
It’s an elimination tournament of 16 books, and the voters are students at international schools in Germany. Very cool!
Some great books were nominated (including one of my favorites – Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing by Judy Blume) and first place went to Gangsta Granny by David Walliams.
Athlete vs Mathlete was one of four books chosen to be part of Huntsville Alabama’s Summer Reading List.
In a whirlwind tour, I visited 9 schools and met a lot of wonderful people:
I was warmly welcomed in all kinds of ways
The students were attentive and had tons of questions
The teachers and librarians were superstars!
One of the coolest kids I met was Warren, who started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for new books for his school library. Way to go, Warren!
Two students performed a live version of their Athlete vs Mathlete video
I met students who used their creativity to design WC Mack author biographies
We ended the visits with meeting, greeting, autographs and photos
I thought I'd just be signing books, until Michael Robert appeared with a colorful cast
Huge thanks to Kristen at Perma-Bound Books, who organized the tour and was a fantastic host!
Line Change will be published in Finnish in October!
Yay! Athlete vs Mathlete has been nominated for New Jersey’s Garden State Children’s Book Award 2016.
Excellent news! Athlete vs Mathlete has been nominated for the 2016 Massachusetts Children’s Book Award.