Will they like my sparkly style?

-Blossom the Possum

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Blossom Plays Possum

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Blossom likes to play possum when she’s shy. But that doesn’t help her win any popularity contests.

Mister Cool

*Named an anti-bullying book by Publisher’s Weekly!

Coolness? Mister Cool has it. His secret relies on confidence when bullies get in his face.

Unofficial Harry Potter Insults Handbook

*As featured on Buzzfeed’s “31 Magical Stocking Stuffers for Every Harry Potter Fan” & an Amazon.com best-selling parody!

Got a Slytherin bully on your back? These 101 insults will have them shouting, “Accio Mercy!”

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Birdy Love

What Birdy did for our students was priceless! Who knows who the next Birdy Jones will be because she took the time to connect with them as an author. They were honored and so were we!

Frankie Harris - Literacy Supervisor

Blue Creek Elementary School

With it’s vibrant colors, diary doodles and bold confidence, Mister Cool is a cool read for cool kids!

Tara Lazar

Author of "The Monstore"

From the very first page of Mister Cool I giggled, chortled, and may have even snort laughed. And the last page? A big “Awww!” bubbled up and spilled out. Mister Cool is cooler than cool and I want to be like him when I grow up.

Donna Earnhardt

Author of "Being Frank"

Mister Cool is such a delight. It’s inventive and playful, while still managing to pack a beautiful, but never didactic, message of inner-confidence. This fun book has encouraged me to find my own inner cool and I’m certain will do the same for many children!

Jasmine Warga

Author of "My Heart and Other Black Holes"

Unique, unexpected, and always charming, Mister Cool doesn’t hide his idiosyncrasies. This fresh look on celebrating our own individuality will certainly resonate with children who may sometimes feel like they are on the outside looking in — which is to say, all children, and likely some adults as well!

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Author of "Duck, Duck, Moose" and many others

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