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Guess what came in the mail from Simon & Schuster? The Kicks series! Yay!!!

I’m really excited to show you my copies of  “The Kicks” series! They came in the mail this morning.
The books are absolutely beautiful. The publisher (Simon & Schuster) was kind enough to send me both Paperback and Hardcover! I’m so happy!

Read more about “The Kicks” series: http://paufranco.tumblr.com/tagged/the-kicks

Look what came in the mail! La Vuelta a la Manzana.

I’m super excited to be able to share with you a few sneak peaks of this lovely book: ‘La Vuelta a la Manzana’ by Márgara Averbach

Publisher: Letra Impresa

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Español: Ya está a la venta en librerías!

Estoy muy entusiasmada por poder mostrarles algunas páginas de este hermoso libro: 'La Vuelta a la Manzana’ por Márgara Averbach

Editorial: Letra Impresa

Palabras de la editorial:

“Celeste, una chica de 13 años, encuentra un libro en la biblioteca de la escuela. Y en él, una foto con un enigmático epígrafe que habla de un tesoro. A partir de ese momento ya nada volverá a ser como antes en su vida porque, a veces, al dar la vuelta a la manzana, el que se da vuelta es nuestro mundo. Con la excusa de una investigación casi detectivesca, esta novela muestra, desde la visión de su protagonista, la vida de un grupo de adolescentes, sus inseguridades, sus certezas, su modo de ver y de relacionarse con los adultos y, sobre todo, su profunda necesidad de creer que todo futuro es posible.”

New books!

I love opening a box of new books that I’ve illustrated! I like being able to hold the books in my hands, flip through the pages, admire them on my bookshelf.

This was such a fun series to illustrate, especially since I love animals. Thanks to these books, I’ve learned so much about horses, how to keep them healthy, how to feed them, etc. I loved reading this series!

Storm Cliff Stables’ written by Lisa Mullarkey.

Publisher: Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

More info: click here.

Look what I got in the mail today! Sleepover Girls Crafts!

I just received my copies of “Sleepover Girls Crafts” series! I’m so happy!!! I love these books!

Publisher: Capstone Young Readers.

“Four best friends plus one weekly tradition equals a whole lot of fun! Meet the Sleepover Girls: Ashley, Delaney, Maren, and Willow. Every Friday, new memories are made as these sixth-grade girls gather together for crafts, fashion, cooking, and of course, girl talk! 

Grab your pillow, settle in, and get to know the Sleepover Girls. Answer the discussions questions after the story and grab the matching craft guide for even more sleepover fun!”

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'You Can Draw' by Parragon Books:

I’m VERY excited to be able to share with you a few sneak peaks of this awesome book!

Publisher: Parragon Books

Here’s some details from the publisher:

“From racing cars to rock stars, moustaches to monkeys, portraits to pizza… You can draw! Master over 100 drawing projects, with clear steps, tips and techniques to inspire, whatever your skill level. Learn to draw everything you ever wanted, and some things you never considered — including dancing dogs and the world’s tallest hamburger! A cool and contemporary how-to-draw book perfect for tween boys and girls aged 9 to 12.”

Cover reveal for The Kicks: Saving the Team

I’ve been lucky enough to be chosen by publisher Simon & Schuster to illustrate the cover of ’The Kicks: Saving the Team’ by Alex Morgan, member of the 2012 U.S. Women’s Olympic gold medal-winning soccer team. 

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Here’s some details from the publisher:

“From star soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan comes the New York Times bestselling first book in an empowering, fun-filled middle grade series about believing in yourself and working as a team.

Twelve-year-old Devin loves to play soccer. If she hadn’t just left Connecticut to move across the country, she would have been named seventh-grade captain on her school soccer team.

But now that Devin is starting seventh grade in Kentville, California, all bets are off. After all, some of the best players on the US national team come from California. She’s sure to have stiff competition. Or so she thinks.

When Devin shows up for tryouts, she discovers that the Kentville Kangaroos—otherwise known as the Kicks—are an absolute mess… ”

Cover reveal for Storm Cliff Stables!

Storm Cliff Stables’ written by Lisa Mullarkey.

Publisher: Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Here’s some details from the publisher:

“Avery, Bree, Esha, and Jaelyn - the Core Four are ready for a perfect summer at Storm Cliff Stables! In these four books, each girl has the chance to narrate her own story. Through funny, realistic dialogue, readers get to know the girls’ distinct personalities and the unique horses they care for at horse camp. The Core Four get tangled up in mysteries involving horse thieves, a missing Olympian, and more. As their friendships grow, these girls bring out the best in each other. Join the Core Four at Storm Cliff Stables! Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.”