Katey’s Books

COMING SPRING 2019: 

BE A MAKER (Carolrhoda Books)

words by Katey Howes, illustrations by Elizabet Vukovic

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AVAILABLE NOW:

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MAGNOLIA MUDD AND THE SUPER JUMPTASTIC LAUNCHER DELUXE

words by Katey Howes

art by Valerio Fabbretti

Sterling Children’s Books, Jan 2, 2018.

ISBN: 9781454921745

Meet Magnolia Mudd: an inventive girl who’d rather tighten a nut and a bolt than tie a ribbon or bow. 
For Magnolia Mudd, her Uncle Jamie is the very best grown-up. He always invents cool things with her . . . until the day he and Miss Emily announce their engagement. That’s bad enough—but even worse, Miss Emily wants Magnolia to be a FLOWER GIRL! No way is Magnolia tossing petals. She’ll have to engineer the perfect way to be part of his special day using her favorite source of energy – Mudd Power!

Available now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and IndieBound – or request it from your local bookseller.

Howes’ text has just the right tone and is highly relatable, while Fabbretti’s illustrations are comic book bold, funny, and capture myriad emotions. VERDICT: A girl who loves inventing finds an unexpected ally in her uncle’s bride-to-be. Fun text meets spot-on illustrations with a little learning thrown in—it’s a winning combo. —School Library Journal

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GRANDMOTHER THORN

words by Katey Howes

art by Rebecca Hahn

Ripple Grove Press, August 29, 2017.

ISBN: 978-0-9913866-9-7

A 2018 ANNA DEWDNEY READ TOGETHER HONOR BOOK 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Grandmother Thorn treasures her garden, where not a leaf, twig or pebble is allowed out of place. But when a persistent plant sprouts without her permission, Grandmother begins to unravel.

“Her hair became as tangled as the vines on her fence. Her garden fell into disrepair. One morning, she did not rake the path.”

A dear friend, the passage of seasons, and a gift only nature can offer help Grandmother Thorn discover that some things are beyond our control, and that sweetness can blossom in unexpected places.

This well-crafted tale offers a gentle lesson of stewardship and living in peace with nature.” – School Library Journal

“Lovely.” – Kirkus Reviews

“A visually arresting reminder that compromise has its benefits.” –Publishers Weekly

 

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