Hilarious.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

“Kelly’s entirely engaging first novel ranges from comical to genuinely affecting.”

 

“Readers will resoundingly agree: she has a truly original perspective-and-voice and they will hope Lucy Rose returns to reveal more “things” about herself.”

KIRKUS

“The breezily paced text flows with wit and loads of jocular dialogue.”

 

BOOKLIST

“In the spirit of Junie B. Jones, Amber Brown and mother of them all, Ramona, comes Lucy Rose.”

 

“...This genuine girl and her amicable family provide another palindrome for Lucy’s collection: This book is “top spot”.

 

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

“Lucy Rose’s relationship with both her separated parents should be reassuring to children also facing parental separation.”

 

“Readers will get hooked on Lucy Rose and her wise cracking family.”

 

 

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

“Funny... she has a unique voice.”

 

WASHINGTON POST

“Now a star in his own right, Melonhead will leave readers laughing and longing for more.”

 

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Melonhead “is laugh out loud funny, rivaling Stink and Fudge in its trouble-maker quotient.”

 

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PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

“The book (Melonhead) has an excellent shot at winning over reluctant readers.”

 

Lucy Rose & Melonhead Awards

Child magazine’s Best Children’s Book Award, 2005

Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start Award

Iowa Children’s Choice Award, Master List 2006-2007 and 2011-2012

New Mexico Land of Enchantment, Master List 2007-2008

Louisiana Young Readers Choice Award, Master List 2006-2007

Virginia Young Readers Program, Master List 2006-2007

Kentucky Bluegrass Award, Master List 2006

Woodbridge Public Library Pick of the Decade 1999-2009

Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Awards, Master List 2011-2012

Finalist - Bank Street Child Study Children’s Book Award

Rhode Island Children's Book Award

 

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Cover Illustrations by Gillian Johnson