Monday, March 23

Happy Pub Date to Me!


The Sisters Eight, Book 3: Georgia's Greatness goes on sale today. Please tell anyone you know with 6- to 10-year-olds who love to read!

It all began with Annie's Adventures, of which Kirkus said, "BaratzLogsted's tales of thrills, suspense and hijinks should satisfy adventureseeking young readers."
The fun continued in Durinda's Dangers, of which TeensReadToo said: "The story keeps getting better and I love how funny and witty the books are. The sisters are a fun, eccentric family, and I wish I could spend a day with them."
And now there's Georgia's Greatness, and once again Kirkus is happy: "This strong follow-up leaves the Sisters 8 and readers poised and eager for their next adventure."

This is the series I created with my YA novelist husband Greg Logsted and our nine-year-old daughter Jackie.

Here's what the cover copy of Georgia's Greatness says:

The Sisters Eight are back in a new adventure! This time, Georgia gets her chance to be the hero—if she doesn't completely mess things up!In the first two installments of the Sisters Eight, we met the sisters (octuplets) and their eight cats. We discovered Mommy and Daddy disappeared (or died) and that to find out what happened to them, each girl must discover her power and gift. Annie and Durinda both found theirs. We also learned that the girls' nosy neighbor The Wicket is very interested in what Mommy was working on before she disappeared (or died). In this, the third book, the plot thickens: Mrs. McGullicudy, the girls' teacher, is AWOL, and the substitute teacher is too beautiful to be believed (in your narrator's humble opinion.) Does her beautiful facade hide an evil soul? (These are books. Of course it does.) And Georgia makes a blunder that could keep the girls' from ever finding their parents. Are the Sisters Eight doomed to live alone forever?

Each book is simultaneously published in hardcover and paperback. I hope you'll consider buying a copy for a child you love and helping to spread the word about The Sisters Eight.

Be well. Don't forget to write.

18 comments:

Melissa Walker said...

My niece is OBSESSED with these books. Good thing her birthday is this month! Heading to the bookstore...

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Thank you, Melissa and Melissa's niece!

Thao said...

Congrats Lauren!!! I'll tell my cousin to get this one. She'll probably love it. Maybe she can lend the book to me later too : D

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Thank you so much, Thao! Please tell her she should start with Book 1: Annie's Adventures if she hasn't already!

Jessica Burkhart said...

Yay, Lauren! Happy pub date!

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Thanks, Jessica!

Alyson Noel said...

Huge Congrats, Lauren! These books are adorable!

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Thanks, Alyson! I'm reading the wonderful FAKING 19 even as we speak! (And cracking up over the Richard Branson stuff.)

Stephanie Kuehnert said...

Woo hoo! Happy pub date!

Gerb said...

Happy release!!!!

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Thanks, Steph and Gerb!

Sara Hantz said...

Happy pub date!!!!! It's a fabulous series.

Kelly Parra said...

Congrats, Lauren! Happy release day!

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Thank you, Kelly and Sally!

Wendy Toliver said...

A perfect Easter basket stuffer, eh? Congrat's on the book launch, Lauren!

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Thanks, Wendy!

Amanda Ashby said...

Happy release day Lauren (and Greg and Jackie!!!!!). I had wondered about the hardcover/paperback editions - that's sooo cool that they're doing them altogether!!!

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Thanks, Amanda, from all of us!