The Graham Cracker Plot Cover Reveal

Do you remember the time I drove over 800 miles to attend Kate DiCamillo's event for Indies First Storytime Day? Oh, that was such a memorable day. I would do it again in a heartbeat. 
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By now you might be asking yourself what in the world Kate DiCamillo has to do with a cover reveal for Shelley TougasThe Graham Cracker Plot. I'm about to make my point. Shelley also attended Kate's event at Chapter2Books. We met very, very briefly. I think we smiled at each other, said "hello," and I was off to the next conversation. The entire day was a surreal whirlwind. Thankfully, I have an opportunity to get to know Shelley better by reading The Graham Cracker Plot and inviting her back on Watch. Connect. Read. on September 12.

OK, are you ready for the big reveal? Drum roll, please...

The Graham Cracker Plot. Written by Shelley Tougas. Cover illustration by Hugh D'Andrade.| Roaring Brook Press | Publication date: September 2, 2014 
Meet Daisy Bauer and her sometimes best friend, Graham, who are determined to break Daisy's dad out of prison in this hilarious middle-grade debut. No one believes her, but Daisy Bauer knows her dad has been wrongfully imprisoned and that it's up to her to break him out of jail (aka Club Fed). She has a plan that she's calling the Graham Cracker Plot because it was all Graham's idea. She just needs a miniature horse, a getaway truck, and a penny from 1919—the idea coin.
This funny, nail-biter of a novel is about friendship and admitting you're wrong. Debut novelist Shelley Tougas balances humor and warmth against themes of family, broken trust, and unconditional love against all odds.
Image credit: Shelley Tougas
Shelley Tougas is an award-winning writer of nonfiction for children.  Her most recent title, Little Rock Girl 1957, was a School Library Journal Best Book of 2012, Booklist Top Ten Editors’ Choice, and the winner of the Arkansiana Award for best Juvenile/YA book. The Graham Cracker Plot is her first novel.


  1. I can't wait for The Graham Cracker plot to "drop" :)

  2. Congrats on your fiction debut, Shelley! LOVE the idea of an "idea coin"! This sounds like a very fresh novel. I'm looking forward to seeing it on the shelves! Glad you're getting to know THIS guy better and that you met at all! Of course, any chance to mention the phenomenal Kate DiCamillo is good, and I'm sure it highlights John's day, too! :D LOVE your cover...the colors are gorgeous. Literally one of my favorite color combos, especially with turquoise/teal being colors I'm so partial too :) Thanks for sharing!


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