Friday, September 12, 2014

Author Shelley Tougas

I can always count on teachers, librarians, authors, and illustrators to drop by at least once per week to finish my sentences. Today's special guest is author Shelley Tougas. We chatted about The Graham Cracker Plot, independent bookshops, the Captured History series, and reading. I wrote the words in red, and she wrote the words in black. Thank you, Shelley! 


Daisy Bauer and Graham are sweet and sour. They’re really different yet somehow they go together.

I hope The Graham Cracker Plot makes kids laugh. And if graham cracker sales skyrocket, that’s a bonus. I love graham crackers.


Chapter2Books is an independent bookshop in my community of Hudson WI. Sue, the co-owner, makes me laugh and recommends the best books. Indie bookstores are the cornerstone of a literate culture, in my most humble opinion.

I think middle-grade fiction has universal appeal. It’s authentic. It’s wide-eyed and honest and without pretension.


The Captured History series is brilliant and not just because I was lucky enough to be part of it. Those books will change the way you look at the news and major events in our history.


Reading is a passport. Books can take you anywhere. No luggage required.

Download an activity guide. 

Mr. Schu, you should have asked me why my library books are always overdue. I’m not disorganized. I’m just trying to support public libraries through my fines. Nope. Not disorganized at all. 

I am giving away one copy of The Graham Cracker Plot

Rules for the Giveaway 

1. It will run from 9/12 to 11:59 p.m. on 9/13. 

2. You must be at least 13. 

3. Please pay it forward. 



Borrow The Graham Cracker Plot from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 

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