POPPY MAYBERRY, THE MONDAY Received GOLD in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards!

moonbeam-logoCongrats to Sixteen to Read’s Jennie K. Brown. Jennie’s debut POPPY MAYBERRY, THE MONDAY just received GOLD in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in the pre-teen fantasy category!

The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and are dedicated to supporting childhood literacy and life-long reading.

 We are just so happy for Jennie!

 Read more about the award recipients at http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=2109

Happy Book Birthday to POPPY MAYBERRY, THE MONDAY!

We are so thrilled to be celebrating Jennie K. Brown’s debut today!

image1POPPY MAYBERRY, THE MONDAY is officially in the US today, and it’s already sold to China (Grand China) and Czech Republic (Albatros)! To celebrate, Jennie will be on her local ABC News Station for a lunchtime chat so today isn’t just her book debut, but it’s her television debut as well!

POPPY MAYBERRY, THE MONDAY: What if your teacher could read your mind just because she was born on a Thursday? Or the kid next to you in class could turn back the clock just because he was a Wednesday? In the quirky town of Nova, all of this is normal. Poppy Mayberry, an almost-11-year-old Monday, should be able to pass notes in class or brush her dog, Pickle, without lifting a finger. Poppy’s Monday telekinesis ability has some kinks and that plate of spaghetti she’s passing may just end up on someone’s head. If that’s not hard enough, practically-perfect Ellie Preston is out to get her and Principal Wible wants to send Poppy to remedial summer school to work on her powers! It’s enough to make a girl want to disappear. If only she were a Friday.

 

Say hello to “Poppy Mayberry, The Monday!”

FINAL COVER WITH BLURB (1)

Over here at Sixteen To Read, we are beyond-the-moon excited to share the gorgeous cover of Poppy Mayberry, The Monday, by Jennie K. Brown.

What if your teacher could read your mind just because she was born on a Thursday? Or the kid next to you in class could turn back the clock just because he was a ‘Wednesday”? In the quirky town of Nova, all of this is normal, but one thing is not—Poppy Mayberry. As an almost-eleven-year-old Monday, she should be able to pass notes in class or brush her dog, Pickle, without lifting a finger. But her Monday telekinesis still has some kinks, and that plate of spaghetti she’s passing may just end up on someone’s head. And if that’s not hard enough, practically perfect Ellie Preston is out to get her, and Principal Wible wants to send her to remedial summer school to work on her powers! It’s enough to make a girl want to disappear…if only she were a Friday.

– Coming September 13, 2016 from Tantrum Books!

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Jennie K. Brown to Speak to ELA Educators

Jennie K Brown author picSixteen to Read author Jennie K. Brown serves as the president of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts and she has been selected to speak at the Author’s Breakfast this year, which is such an incredible honor!

We know the two hundred English Language Arts educators from across the state will love her as much as we do! Jennie will be making her author debut on October 16th and we couldn’t be prouder!

Jennie K. Brown is the author of POPPY MAYBERRY, THE MONDAY, a middle grade novel filled magic and adventure!

 

 

 

Magical Powers Based On Days of the Week? Read about the inspiration behind this concept in POPPY MAYBERRY, THE MONDAY

THE INSPIRATION BEHIND MAGICAL DAYS

by Jennie K. Brown

Many people have asked me where I got the big idea about having magical powers based on the day of the week you’re born for my MG novel POPPY MAYBERRY, THE MONDAY. So, I’ve written a bit about my inspiration below!

The idea actually came to me when I was stopped at a red light in my hometown. I glanced up at the Starbucks on the corner across the street to see a young girl tossing a ball into the air. From the angle I watched, it looked as if the girl was controlling the ball with her mind. At pretty much the same time I asked myself, What day of the week is it? (I have a tendency to lose track of the days over the summer!) And then I put those thoughts together – What if a person had certain powers depending on the day of the week? Or what if a person had a special power specific to the day of the week in which they were born? And that’s where I got the concept for Poppy’s town of Nova. Then I took that a step further and gave certain powers to certain days of the week. If you check out this link, you can see what day of the week you were born and the power behind that day!

Monday – telekinetic powers (controlling things with your mind)
Tuesday – teleportation
Wednesday – energy/electricity manipulation
Thursday – mind reading (So cool!)
Friday – invisibility (disappearing!)
Saturday and Sunday – powerless L (This is funny, because I was actually born on a Saturday myself!)

In POPPY MAYBERRY, THE MONDAY, the main character (Poppy Mayberry) is struggling with her telekinetic Monday power. Because of this she is sent to a remedial summer camp for the powerless – Power Academy – where she gets teamed up with her archrival, a mind reading Thursday, and a few other weekday hopefuls to combat the awful headmistress Clothes-too-tight Larriby and her equally awful sidekick.

Jennie’s novel is set to release in April 2016 with a sequel in December and we can’t wait! Find out more and Jennie and her writing inspiration on her website.
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