Cool Reads for Cool Kids

middleshelfMy latest middle grade novel, 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6, is featured in this month’s issue of Middle Shelf Magazine, in their “Cool Reads for Cool Kids” section (under the “Humor” category, natch – you’ll find my excerpt on page 22.)

Check it out at this link to the current issue.

(I don’t have an image of the current cover but here are some cool images of past covers.)


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After checking out this month’s Middle Shelf, be sure to subscribe to the magazine so you can check out all the other months, too. It’s free. And it’s cool. Pass it on to all the kids you know – cool and un-cool alike. (I tend to like the un-cool ones.)

28 tricks coverIf you want to read more of 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6, you can read the first chapter on my website. (That goes for all my books. You can check out all my first chapters at

Then buy a copy for a kid on your Christmas list who could use a good laugh. You won’t regret it. This comedy been called “funny, wise, fast-paced and engaging” (National Reading Campaign) with “well-timed humour…and delightful plot twists” (CM Magazine) and “enough laughs and overall good feelings to satisfy readers aged 11 to 111” (Montreal Review of Books) that is “sure to attract and engage both strong and reluctant readers.” (Canadian Children’s Book News). And that’s pretty cool, too.

You can find copies of my books at a store near me (in the National Capital Region of Canada), including Michabou, Kaleidoscope Kids Books, and Indigo Barrhaven, where I’ll be signing books later this month.

If you can’t find copies at a store near you, you can order one at the counter of your local independent bookstore and they’ll call you when it arrives a week or two later. Easy peasy. (That goes for any book in the world. If you can’t find it on the shelf, just ask your local bookstore to order it for you and they will be happy to do so.) Don’t know of a local bookstore? Find one at Indie Store Finder. Or you can purchase copies online from Chapters in Canada, from Amazon in the US, or directly from the publisher, Lorimer.

Have a great weekend.

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