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"We loved your book. It was perfect for our book club, which meets once per week, because there are so many topics to discuss, and also so many opportunities for activities and snacks! It was also very easy to divide into 4 weeks, with Morning first, then Afternoon, followed by Evening and Night combined, and lastly Morning, Again. Some of the things we did were making juggling balls with balloons filled with rice, making potpourri sachets, learning and performing magic tricks, and making journals. We ate red velvet cupcakes, orange sherbet, brownies, and, of course, ambrosia!" Roberta Wayne, Forest Public Library, Marion County Public Library System, FL
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One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street
Abrams, April, 2011
This middle grade novel revolves around a neighborhood's one remaining orange tree and the secrets told, grand ideas shared, and events witnessed in its presence. The story is told in the viewpoints of the street's many inhabitants, past and present.
2012 FOCAL Award from the Los Angeles Public Library
California Library Association Beatty Award
Commonwealth Club California Book Award Gold Medal
2011 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children’s Products competition Gold Winner
*2012 N. California Independent Booksellers Book of the Year Award Winner for Middle Readers!
"CCBC Choices 2012," the annual best-of-the-year list of the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC).
VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers 2011 list
2011 Pennyslvania School Librarians Association Young Adult Top Forty or so titles
Summer 2011 Kids' Indie Next List: "Inspired Recommedations for Kids from Indie Booksellers"
2011 Southern California Independent Booksellers Book Award Finalist in the Children's Novel Category
KIRKUS, starred: "Fully realized characters and setting definitely make this one morning on Orange Street amazing."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred: " Fascinating and thought-provoking, the writing has a gentle cadence, richness in detail, and is charged with emotion. The book, like the oranges on the Orange Street tree, presents segments of life that are both sweet and tart and sure to satisfy."
PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY: "...realistic, evocative novel, which features a warm and believable community of adults and children... culminating in a confrontation that resolves several mysteries and brings out the best in everyone." Ages 8–12. (Apr.)
LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION, starred: " Readers will be delighted with the author’s talent for showing how everyone is somehow connected."
NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS: "In one marvelous chapter the tree tells its own history...This deceptively simple book reminds us how important the things we sometimes take for granted are: friendship, family, love, and the interconnectedness of our everyday world."
AUDIO EXCERPT FROM LISTENING LIBRARY, RANDOM HOUSE, Narrated by Lisa Baney:, www.listeninglibrary.com