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Dear America: Behind the Masks
Written by Susan Patron
Scholastic Inc., January 2012.

In the "wild west" of an 1880s California gold-mining town, Angeline investigates the supposed murder of her father, a famous criminal lawyer, who she and her mother are certain is still alive. Includes historical notes and instructions for making mask from muslin.

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Lucky for Good by Susan Patron

Lucky for Good
Written by Susan Patron
Illustrations by Erin McGuire
Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, August 2011
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The residents of Hard Pan, California, come together to help Brigitte and Lucky when the County Health Department threatens to close down the cafe, and meantime Miles's life is complicated by his mother's return.

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
"ALA Notable Recording 2012"
Booklist "Lasting Connections" of 2011, Language Arts
A Junior Library Guild Selection


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Lucky Breaks by Susan Patron

Lucky Breaks
Written by Susan Patron
Illustrations by Matt Phelan
Published by Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, ginee seo books, 2009
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Having reached the mature age of eleven in the tiny California town of Hard Pan (population 43), Lucky discovers that there is still much to learn about friendship, parental trust, and the Milky Way galaxy.

"Scout Finch [To Kill a Mockingbird] would likely find a kindred spirit in Susan Patron’s Lucky, heroine of the Newbery Medal–winning The Higher Power of Lucky and now a sequel, Lucky Breaks (both books 9–12 years). As curious and observant as Scout, Lucky gets into trouble, finds a new friend, and keeps the town of Hard Pan, California (pop. 43), humming.
                             - Roger Sutton, in Notes from the Horn Book, April 2009

To order a signed copy CLICK HERE
Skylight Books

 

REVIEWS

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS:

* COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA
Gold Medal in the Juvenile CategoryAward
* BANK STREET'S 2010 Best Children's Books of the Year
* JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD Main Selection


 

 
Lucky Breaks audio

Lucky Breaks (audio CD)
Written by Susan Patron
Read by Cassandra
Campbell
Published by Random House/Listening Library, 2009

To order a signed copy CLICK HERE
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Lucky Breaks by Susan Patron Lucky Breaks (Paperback)
Written by Susan Patron
Illustrations by Matt Phelan
Atheneum, 2010

 

 

 

 
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
The Higher Power of Lucky
Written by Susan Patron
Illustrations by Matt Phelan
Published by Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, A Richard Jackson Book, 2006.
 
Believing that her French guardian is about to abandon her to an orphanage in the city, ten-year-old Lucky runs away from her small town with her beloved dog, HMS Beagle, by her side in order to trek across the Mojave Desert to start her challenging life over one more time.

To order a signed copy CLICK HERE
Skylight Books

REVIEWS

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS:
* NEWBERY AWARD 2007 for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children
* FOCAL Award for a book that enhances a child's understanding of California
* AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Notable Book 2007
* JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD selection

This book has been translated into Hebrew, French, Spanish, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Arabic, Turkish, and Indonesian.  Here are some of the non-English editions:

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron in Chinese The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
Chinese
Japanese
Korean
Lithuanian

 

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron (Audio)

The Higher Power of Lucky (audio CD)
Written by Susan Patron
Read by Cassandra
Campbell
Published by Random House/Listening Library, 2007

To order a signed copy CLICK HERE
Skylight Books

 

   
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
The Higher Power of Lucky
Paperback Edition
Written by Susan Patron
Illustrations by Matt Phelan
Published by Simon & Schuster, 2008.

To order a signed copy CLICK HERE
Skylight Books

 

 

 

 

 
Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe by Susan Patron
Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe
PAPERBACK EDITION
Written by Susan Patron
Illustrations by Abigail Halpin
A Richard Jackson Book. Published by Atheneum, 2009
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When her hardworking mother decides to move, eight-year-old PK uses her imagination and storytelling to help her older and younger sisters adjust.

This book is the new paperback edition of the hardcover book which was published by Orchard Books in 1993.  It contains a bonus interview of the author conducted by the main character, PK. 


To order a signed copy CLICK HERE
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Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe by Susan Patron
Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe
HARDCOVER EDITION
Written by Susan Patron
Illustrations by Dorothy Donahue
Published by Orchard Books/A Richard Jackson Book, 1993.


When her hardworking mother decides to move, eight-year-old PK uses her imagination and storytelling to help her older and younger sisters adjust.

This edition is OUT OF PRINT.


AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS:
* Kirkus, pointered review
* Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
* School Library Journal, starred review
* School Library Journal, Best Books of 1993
* Parenting Magazine’s Certificate of Excellence for Distinguished Achievement in Children’s Literature; Best Books of 1993
* New York Public Library Children’s Books 1993
* American Library Association Notable Book 1994
* Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 1993


 

 

 

 
Dark Cloud Strong Breeze by Susan Patron

Dark Cloud Strong Breeze
Written by Susan Patron
Illustrations by Peter Catalanotto

A cumulative rhyme relates the sequence of events that takes place before Daddy can get into the car where he has locked his keys.

This book is out of print but you may find a copy in your local public library.


AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS:
* School Library Journal, Starred Review

 

 

 

 
Bobbin Dustdobbin by Susan Patron

Bobbin Dustbobbin
Written by Susan Patron
Illustrations by Dorothy Donahue
Published by Orchard Books/A Richard Jackson Book, 1993.

Bobbin Dustdobbin, who lives in the dust under Billy Que's bed, fears for her safety when five bad boys propose to sweep out Billy's house in honor of his birthday.

This book is out of print but you may find a copy in your local public library.


AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS:

* School Library Journal, starred review
* Reviewed in New York Times Book Review
* Horn Book Guide, #2 rating

 

 

 

 
Five Bad Boys, Billy Que, and the Dustdobbin by Susan Patron

Five Bad Boys, Billy Que, and the Dustdobbin
Written by Susan Patron
Illustrations by Mike Shenon
Published by Orchard Books/A Richard Jackson Book, 1992
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The Dustdobbin under his bed shrinks Billy Que down to its own size to teach him what it is like to be small, and he must get freely offered gifts from five stubborn boys before regaining his normal size.

This book is out of print but you may find a copy in your local public library.

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS:
* Kirkus, Pointered Review
* School Library Journal, Starred Review
* Horn Book Guide, #2 Rating
* Featured on PBS “Storytime,” read by Tom Selleck

 

 

 

 
Burgoo Stew by Susan Patron

Burgoo Stew
Written by Susan Patron
Illustrations by Mike Shenon
Published by Orchard Books/A Richard Jackson Book, 1991

In this variant of "Stone Soup," old Billy Que tames a group of rough hungry boys.

This book is out of print but you may find a copy in your local public library.

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS :
* Reviewer’s Choice:  Best of 1991, Sesame Street Magazine Parents’ Guide
* Kirkus, pointered review
* Horn Book Guide, #2 rating
* Published in Braille in the anthology, “Expectations,” by the Braille Institute .

Expections
 

 

 

 

 
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