THIS OLD BAND by Smack Dab in the Middle Blogger Tamera Will Wissinger released on June 3. 

From the July 2014 issue of School Library Journal: "Clever use of alliteration and rhyme, as well as laugh-out-loud funny tongue-twisters, complement the singsong nature of the story, making this an ideal book for both storytimes and one-on-one sharing."

The book trailer for THIS OLD BAND releases today: 

GONE FISHING by Tamera Will Wissinger was named an International Reading Association 2014 TeachersChoices Selection for Grades 6-8! and a Children's Book Committee 2014 Best Children's Book of the Year.

Good news for The Secret Hum of a Daisy:

TSHofaD was chosen as an Indies Next Kids pick for Summer and one of Christian Science Monitor's Top 25 New Middle Grades!

"More than simply a book about grief and the death of a parent, Grace's story is abut the search for identity. An essential purchase for middle grade collections." School Library Journal, starred review

"Grace is a multifaceted, relatable protagonist: she's pensive, stubborn, lonely, and caring--much like Grandma, which is why they are able to help each other...Their relationship evolves in an honest and tender way in this heartfelt debut about loss and love." Horn Book Magazine

"Readers who appreciate the quiet confidence and maturity of Cynthia Rylant’s, Patricia MacLachlan’s, and Katherine Paterson’s protagonists will find a new author to enjoy." Booklist

The Secret Hum of a Daisy went on a Blog Tour which started June 23rd on the Nerdy Book Club blog! To read each stop, start here.


To celebrate the paperback release of DON'T FEED THE BOY by Irene Latham, send in a picture of you at the zoo (bonus entry for YOU at the Zoo with a zoo animal!). You can send it to me via social media, like Twitter @irene_latham, or by email irene (at) irenelatham (dot) com.

Everyone who sends in a pic will be entered in a drawing to win a classroom set (25 copies) of DON'T FEED THE BOY in paperback! Entries accepted June 1 - July 31. Random drawing & winner announced on my blog August 1.