MIDDLE GRADE POWERHOUSE AUTHOR KIDS AND TEACHERS KNOW: The Mr. Lemoncello books have sold over a MILLION copies, spent over two years on the NYT list, been nominated for 44 state award lists and have won 22 state awards (and counting)! Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library is now an original Nickelodeon movie.
TIRELESS SELF PROMOTERS: Chris and J.J. are a dynamic husband-wife time! Chris’s brilliant school/bookstore visits and interactive website help his books go the distance. His newsletter reaches 14,000+ kids directly! Shine! is very close to Chris and J.J.’s hearts, and they are eager to do all they can to promote it.
STEAM CONNECTIONS: Strong STEAM thread, including women in science.
GREAT TOPICS FOR CLASSROOM DISCUSSION: Includes important themes for discussion and character education like figuring out who you want to be, celebrating our individuality, empathy, kindness, and helping others.
PERFECT FOR RELUCTANT READERS: A fun, clean, commercial and consumable middle grade standalone!
CROSS-PROMOTION: Simultaneous with the Random House Children’s hardcover, 978-1-5247-1766-7.
"A crowd-pleasing reminder that kindness pays.” –Kirkus Reviews
“This encouraging story of self-discovery celebrates friendship, kindness, and self-actualization.”—Publishers Weekly
“This gentle book offers a wonderful reminder that kindness, generosity, and love far outweigh the importance of money, awards, and prestige. —Booklist
“A lighthearted and fast-paced book. The strong message about the power of kindness will be encouraging to readers, and fans of Grabenstein’s “Mr. Lemoncello” series will enjoy a different kind of puzzle.” – School Library Journal,
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