Thanks to SLJ for this great review! October 15, 2021 SOMETHING GOOD by Marcy Campbell illus. by Corinna Luyken September/Ages 4-8/$18.99 ISBN 9780759557420 Campbell sets children down in the middle of something serious. What if someone did something bad at your school? How would you feel? How would you act? How would you move forward? […]
SOMETHING GOOD Review from BCCB
Loving this wonderful review from The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books! Something really horrible has been written on a wall in the girls’ bathroom, and now the school is responding. In a meeting with the principal, the girls all wonder, “What is the bad-something? Who did it? And what will happen next?” […]
Something Good Review from Publishers Weekly
Reviews have started coming in for my next picture book with Corinna Luyken, Something Good! Something Good Marcy Campbell, illus. by Corinna Luyken. Little, Brown, $18.99 (48p) ISBN 978-0-7595-5742-0 The toughest moment in this classroom story by the previous collaborators (Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse) comes when the narrator beholds the “bad-something” on […]
RULE OF THREES Review from Publishers Weekly
I’m very excited to share this review from Publishers Weekly. It’s great when reviewers really “get” what an author was going for. “Harmony in the imperfect” pretty much sums it up. Rule of Threes Marcy Campbell. Chronicle, $17.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1-7972-0123-8 Twelve-year-old Maggie believes that “three is perfect”: her immediate family has three members, as […]
Adrian Simcox Wins the Huckepack Prize!
I’m so thrilled to announce that the German edition of “Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse,” has won the Huckepack Prize! From the award announcement: “HUCKEPACK (which means piggyback) focuses on picture books that build a special bridge from the grown-up reader to the child being read to, “piggyback” here standing as a symbol […]
Adrian Simcox is One Year Old!
I can’t believe it’s been a whole year. What a wonderful, exciting time it has been watching my first book make its little way in the world. I’m forever grateful to everyone who bought the book, checked it out from a library, recommended it, reviewed it, read it to a child. Thank you! I recently […]
New Book Coming!
The only thing better than getting your debut book published is finding out you get to do it again. I’m so happy to announce that I’ll be making another book with the amazingly talented (and all-around nicest person in the universe) Corinna Luyken! Hooray! Here’s the official announcement. As you can probably imagine after reading […]
Today, “Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse” is reviewed at the “Calling Caldecott” blog of The Horn Book. Every year, The Horn Book‘s bloggers put together a list of books they believe have a shot at winning the Caldecott, and each week, they pick two or three and lay out their case for why […]