Opposites attract and become fast friends in this quirky, funny picture book. Wooby lives in a nice, quiet neighborhood where everyone minds his own business. And he likes it that way. Then noisy, energetic Peep moves next door with her banging and smashing and crashing. She even gives a “wild” PARTY! At first, shy Wooby is beside himself—until he realizes that he and Peep have more in common than he ever imagined. Hilarious comic-book panels throughout add fun and joy to this unique story.
Latest Middle Grade Novel: Paris Pan Takes the Dare (G.P. Putnam’s Son’s)
“I love Paris Pan takes the Dare so much I have read it five times. Cynthea Liu, you are awesome, you write the best books in the world. I think Paris Pan takes the Dare is the best! Your number one fan, Hanna”
So what if it’s a rite of passage for every seventh grade girl in town to spend a night in the woods? Paris Pan only just moved here, the woods are super creepy, and she has enough weirdness to deal with in her own family. Finding out a girl died mysteriously years ago while on the Dare—right near Paris’s new house, no less—is bad enough, but the unmistakably ghostlike noises coming out of the broken-down shed at the edge of the Pan’s property? Definite deal breaker. All Paris wants is to make friends, try to fit in, and not have to deal with a dead girl. But everyone has to take the Dare, and the new girl’s turn is up . . . .
For kids (and adults!)From J, 11-year-old
“I got my copy of Paris Pan last night and started reading it to my daughter. We’re going to do one chapter a night as our bedtime reading. It’s really easy to read out loud, too. We’re enjoying it!” – Charity Tahmaseb, Parent
“My 7-year-old has been reading Paris at bedtime, under the covers and wearing one of those forehead flashlights.” – Parent
“I bought two copies and gave one to [daughter's] best friend…Meanwhile, they are reading (without being pushed) a chapter a night to each other on ichat! They are so cute. Then they discuss the chapter and are LOVING the book.” – Flora, Parent
“Oh, I loved it! I finished it in one sitting tonight! Paris is a hoot!” – Kathleen, Bookseller
“I loved it too! I’m really looking forward to you visiting our school! I know the kids will really enjoy it!” - Courtney, Teacher
“Read it in less than a day, loved it! Grab a copy and take the dare!” – Catherine, Writer
“Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the book. I stayed up past my bedtime last night reading and then finished it over breakfast this morning, making myself late for work!” – Roxanne, Writer
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THE GREAT CALL OF CHINA is a NoveList Best and Grab-and-Go title!
In THE GREAT CALL OF CHINA (ages 12+) for Speak’s S.A.S.S (Students Across the Seven Seas) series, Cece Charles is a sixteen-year-old adopted Chinese girl living in the States. With a passion for anthropology, Cece travels to China to study abroad, have a little fun, and most of all, connect with her past. In THE GREAT CALL, Cynthea explores cultural identity from the viewpoint of an adopted teen.
is Cynthea’s answer to finding out everything a writer needs to know about writing for children and teens in a simple, step-by-step guide. Within each step, writers will find clear and specific information covering topics such as the children’s book market, manuscript format, revision tips, finding the right agent or publisher, submission etiquette, and common faux pas to avoid. Bonus materials include templates for all of one’s submission needs as well as examples of real-life editorial letters sent to authors from editors today.
Cynthea is also a contributor to THE NEW WRITER’S HANDBOOK, Volume 2, A Practical Anthology of Best Advice for Your Craft and Career, along with notables such as Ira Glass from NPR and Lowis Lowry. Edited by Philip Martin.