Monthly Archives: September 2013

Announcing Marty McGuire Has Too Many Pets!

I’m getting a lot of MARTY MCGUIRE mail these days, since it’s the Grades 1-3 selection for this year’s Global Read Aloud, and I thought it would be fun to share a little news about Marty’s upcoming adventure! MARTY MCGUIRE HAS TOO MANY PETS! After visiting a sanctuary for retired lab chimpanzees, Marty wants to […]

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s “The Book Report” Interviews Online

On a stormy Friday last February, I flew to Ohio for a school visit and the amazing Dublin Literacy Conference. The school visit…well…was one of the quieter ones I’ve had (school was closed for a snow day, so we had to connect via Skype later on) but the conference itself was a whirlwind of bookish […]

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For Teachers & Librarians: A special invitation to WAKE UP MISSING…

For teachers and librarians whose students enjoyed my books EYE OF THE STORM, CAPTURE THE FLAG, and HIDE AND SEEK, and for those with readers who just love mystery, adventure, action, science, and survival stories… Bloomsbury/Walker appreciates all that you do to put books in kids’ hands, and so do I, so we’re inviting you […]

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Kate’s Fall 2013 Skype Visits (and a new book out today!)

As many of you know, I spend a lot of time doing Skype author visits with readers at schools and libraries around the world. I schedule these season by season, after I have my real-life schedule for deadlines, travel, and family commitments. My Fall 2013 Skype visit schedule opens September 10th (that’s today!) which is […]

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Good news – and a Sneak Preview of WAKE UP MISSING

My new science thriller for kids, WAKE UP MISSING, comes out on Tuesday.Here’s what it’s about… Meet Quentin, a middle school football star from Chicago… Sarah, an Upstate New York girls’ hockey team stand-out… Ben, a horse lover from the Pacific Northwest… And Cat, an artistic bird watcher from California. The four have nothing in […]

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Back to School & Back to Work

Confession: Even though I’ve been writing full time for a couple years, it still feels a little strange not going back to school on the first day. Instead of smelling new pencils and seeing nervous middle school faces now, the start of school means a return to longer writing days for me. That’s most welcome […]

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