The Fourteenth Goldfish Trifecta

Mr. Colby Sharp and I celebrated our first trifecta on January 30, 2012. Do you remember the book we highlighted? I'll give you a hint: this life-changing novel has spent fifty-two weeks on The New York Times  Middle-Grade Best Sellers list. That's right--R.J. Palacio's Wonder. 

Colby and I had so much fun celebrating Wonder that we teamed up to celebrate Kali's Song, Capture the Flag, On the Road to Mr. Mineo's, The Chicken Problem, and many more stellar books. 

Right now, you're probably shouting at your screen, "Come on, Mr. Schu! We are ready for today's big cover reveal. You and Colby Sharp have been posting nebulous tweets about today's trifecta." 

OK! OK! Let's get started...

I am honored to share with you the cover for three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Jennifer L. Holm's forthcoming novel, The Fourteenth Goldfish


Full Jacket 

Jacket art by Tad Carpenter (He illustrated Wonder's cover.)

Jacket design by Heather Palisi 

Random House's description: 

Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer.

Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far?

Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He’s bossy. He’s cranky. And weirdly enough . . . he looks a lot like Ellie’s grandfather, a scientist who’s always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this pimply boy really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth?

With a lighthearted touch and plenty of humor, Jennifer Holm celebrates the wonder of science and explores fascinating questions about life and death, family and friendship, immortality . . . and possibility.

It is time to travel over to the Nerdy Book Club blog to read Colby's interview with Jennifer L. Holm. 

Colby Sharp cooked up a great blog post to celebrate today's terrific trifecta. 


  1. August 26th?!?! I can't wait that long for a Jenni Holm novel! Thanks for a great trifecta!

  2. This sounds so great, and I love the cover. Can't wait!

  3. Trifecta complete, Sensei! :)

  4. Thanks for being such a kid lit champion.

  5. It is torture to make us wait over eight months for this book!!!

  6. Thank you for sharing these links! Great resource as we get geared up for The Global Read Aloud!


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