kidlit

Hooray! GROUP HUG is out today!

Hooray! GROUP HUG is out today from Macmillan/Henry Holt/Godwin Books, Joey Chou and me! Kirkus Reviews calls it “a captivating winner.” Publishers Weekly says it “radiate(s) a sense of unalloyed communal joy.” And School Library Journal calls it an “excellent storytelling experience.” If you’d like a copy for yourself or a young reader in your life, buying options are right here:  IndieBound Barnes &… Read more »

A 3-Book Deal: WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN A BOOK ABOUT YOU?

I’m absolutely thrilled about my latest book deal! WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN A BOOK ABOUT YOU? is due out in Spring 2021 and I’m so excited to be working with Joey again. Here’s the announcement: Antonia Markiet at HarperCollins has bought, at auction, What Would You Do in a Book About You?, written by Jean Reidy and… Read more »

Busy Builders, Busy Week! Book Bash Day 5

Welcome, friends, to Day 5 of my BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! Book Bash. In my latest book, each day of the week features a colorful cast of animal characters and a different construction activity as the digging, dumping and ‘dozing lead up to one stupendous surprise! So, it seemed only fitting that for a days-of-the-week… Read more »

Busy Builders, Busy Week! Book Bash Day 2

Welcome, friends, to Day 2 of my BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! Book Bash. In my latest book, each day of the week features a colorful cast of animal characters and a different construction activity as the digging, dumping and ‘dozing lead up to one stupendous surprise! So, it seemed only fitting that for a days-of-the-week… Read more »

Busy Builders, Busy Week! Book Bash Day 1

Welcome, friends! My latest picture book, BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! is out in the world. YIPPEE! In this story, you’ll meet a colorful cast of animal characters building something wonderful and whimsical for their community! Each day of the week features a different construction activity as the digging, dumping and ‘dozing lead up to one stupendous… Read more »

Oh Happy Day! Two New Picture Books on the Way!

One manuscript was older. The other, brand new! But they wrapped up nicely in a two book deal to the editor who purchased my PUP 681 picture book as well. Here’s the announcement from Publishers Marketplace: “BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! author Jean Reidy’s WHEN THE SNOW IS DEEPER THAN YOUR BOOTS ARE TALL, about a… Read more »