The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! is getting a lot of love these days! Thank you so much for buying the book (it’s already in multiple printings!), reviewing it on your blogs and websites and for coming out to see Carmen speak. We love you! A few recent reviews to check out: NCTE Charlotte…Read More
Women are FUNNY Y’all!
I am so excited to announce that Funny Girl, edited by Betsy Bird, is OUT NOW! Carmen is one of 25 female writers for children who contributed stories to the anthology. The book has already received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus, who said Carmen’s story about her mother setting the bathtub on…Read More
Publishers Weekly STARRED Review!
Carmen’s upcoming picture book with Scholastic Press, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!, has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly! We are so excited for the book to release in February and cannot wait for everyone to read it! Here is a little sneak peek at the beautiful artwork by Eugene Yelchin.Read More
The Return of the Library Dragon Blog Tour!
Peachtree Publishers has set up a wonderful blog tour, with some of my favorite blogs, to celebrate Carmen’s newest book, The Return of the Library Dragon. Don’t miss your chance to hear from the illustrator, Michael White, as well as the books editor! There are even a few chances to win a copy of the…Read More
A “Sugarplum of a Novel”
We are so glad that Mary Quattlebaum took the time to give The Cheshire Cheese Cat such a wonderful and thoughtful review in The Washington Post. I can only hope that everyone agrees that this book “begs for a family storytime.” You can read the full review here.Read More
School Library Journal Names Best Books of 2011
Thank you so much to School Library Journal for listing The Cheshire Cheese Cat as one of the Best Fiction Books of 2011. “Rich in lofty language and vivid characterization, and artfully embellished by Moser’s expressive illustrations, this laugh-out-loud tale is one to savor.” Be sure to see who else made the list here.Read More
The Cheshire Cheese Cat in The New York Times!
Those of you that regularly read the Sunday Book Reviews section in The New York Times my have already caught a glimpse of this review. It is an honor to be reviewed alongside such a beloved and prolific writer as Richard Peck and we are thrilled that Elisabeth Egan found The Cheshire Cheese Cat so…Read More
Starred Review from Atlanta Magazine!
* Atlanta Magazine, October 1, 2011 THE CHESHIRE CHEESE CAT: A Dickens of a Tale (Peachtree Publishers) (For ages eight to twelve) Inspired by London’s Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, a sixteenth-century inn with a rich literary history, authors Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright concocted this howler of a tale about a well-educated mouse named…Read More
The Cheshire Cheese Cat Blog Tour!
October 1, 2011 marked the official launch of Carmen’s first chapter book! To celebrate, Peachtree Publishers has put together a fabulous blog tour. Check out all of the stops on the tour below: Monday, Oct. 3: A Word’s Worth – Take a look at some exclusive interior images from the book! Maestra Amanda’s Bookshelf —…Read More