"Lighthearted enough to entice readers with the silly premise and whimsical illustrations sprinkled throughout, this middle grade book nonetheless explores some rather important political ideas about individuality and the need for a balance of powers in governance." - SLJ
"This will be a hit with horror fans, especially those who think nothing can scare them. A must-purchase for horror shelves." - SLJ
"This gorgeous, eye-opening adventure is an engrossing reading experience that proudly touts curiosity and finding friendship in kindred spirits." - Booklist, STARRED review
Ruth McNally Barshaw's ELLIE MCDOODLE books are beloved classics in the category of highly illustrated middle-grade. (If you don't know them, you should! You'll adore them, too!) So of course when Lee & Low was seeking an illustrator for a hot new book in this category, they thought of Ruth. And you can see it VERY SOON!
Coming in June 2018: NO BASE LIKE HOME, written by ESPN broadcaster and two-time Olympic medalist Jessica Mendoza and her sister, Alana Mendoza Dusan, in which an eleven-year-old tries to live up to her legendary older sister's softball skills on her travel ball team. Stacy Whitman at Tu Books is the fantastic editor on this project.
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, Ruth! But we're the lucky ones, to have a new Barshaw book on the way!