THE BUTTON BOX is given a STAR by Kirkus! “Fascinating, intense and Gripping.” –Kirkus Reviews
THE BUTTON BOX is the #1 bestseller in its Amazon category, Children’s Judaism books!
–THE BUTTON BOX released on April 1st, 2022–
SOLD! New picture book, THE PROMISE, coming from Lerner Books – Kar Ben in 2023! Co-authored with Fawzia Gilani Williams, author of Yaffa & Fatima: Shalom, Salaam
THE BUTTON BOX receives advance praise from Sydney Taylor Award winner Laura Shovan and from THE GAUNTLET author Karuna Riazi
THE BUTTON BOX awarded an Author Incentive Award by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation!
THE RAT PRINCE makes the ILA Children’s Choice List…and is given a star! Starred selections are the books that receive the most reader votes. From the ILA website: “Each year, 12,500 school children from different regions of the United States read newly published children’s and young adults’ trade books and vote for the ones they like the best.”
THE RAT PRINCE shortlisted for the “Aslan” award in Children’s Fantasy Literature by the Mythopoeic Society
THE RAT PRINCE makes the BookRiot list of the 100 Best Middle Grade Fantasy Books of the Past 10 Years
Catch up with Bridget at the following events and online spotlights:
Events subject to change as rules change due to protocols.
April 1: THE BUTTON BOX Trailer debuts on Mr. Schu Reads website
April 21: British International School, Boston
April 29 – May 6: Tour of Washington D.C. area
May 10: Torit Montessori School, Boston
May 11: Interview with Wendy MacKnight at “MG Minded”
May 11: Kirkus Starred Review Debuts online: “Fascinating, Gripping, and Intense” –Kirkus Reviews
June 1: Kirkus Starred Review in print edition
May 24-25: Jewish Book Council online
June 9th: Nashville Tour
July 15: Nerd Camp PA: Panel with Barbara Dee on Soft Censorship, Panel with Sarah Aronson on Jewish Books
September : Teen Speak Workshop online through October 2
November 17: NCTE Anaheim through November 20
Online events only due to Covid protocols
February 3 – 7: School Visits in Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles Area
March TBD: Kids Need Mentors School Visit, New Jersey
March 31: “La Vie” Author Life presentation, Millennium Tower, Boston, MA
April 7-9: School Visits in Nashville, Tennessee
May 14: 6:00-9:00 p.m. “Raising a Reader” author gala event appearance, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Boston, MA
March 15: HIGHLIGHTS Symposium for Jewish Children’s Novelists and Publishing Professionals, Pennsylvania
March 27: Kids Need Mentors school visit, Edmonson Heights Elementary, Baltimore, MD
March 28: Hampstead Hills Academy all-school visit, Baltimore, MD
March 29: Saint James Academy all-school visit, Monkton, MD
March 23: Dedham Public Library, Dedham, MA, 12:00-4:00 p.m: SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE! Festival of Middle Grade authors. Writing workshop at noon; panels start at 1:00
January 13: WRITE NOW, TV interview with Gayle Heney in Haverhill, MA
February 1: World Read Aloud Day! Skypes in Ohio, Florida, Minnesota, Georgia
February 21: Interview with author Melissa Roske goes live
March 3: SMACK-DAB in the MIDDLE Festival: Author Panels and Workshops, Dedham Public Library
April 3: Interview with Kester Nucum at Lil Book Lovers goes live
April 19, 20: Classroom visits in Chatham, New Jersey
April 21: Presenter and book signing at nErDcamp New Jersey
June 8, 9: Featured author and book signing, Maplewood/Orange New Jersey Book Festival
June 30: Marblehead Book Festival Keynote Panel with Adriana Mather & Charlotte Gordon, Abbott Public Library
July 4: Marblehead Book Festival Workshops
July 9, 10: Featured Author and Speaker at nErDcamp Michigan and nErDcamp Michigan Junior
September 19: Interview with Caroline Starr Rose goes live
January 13: Cambridge, MA, Library Legislative Breakfast: “Your Community, Your Library”
February 16: World Read Aloud Day! Skype visits in New York, North Carolina, Ohio
March 9 – 11: Tennessee: Southeastern YA Festival
March 25: Westwood, MA: Author Panel, Westwood Library
April 21-23: Springfield, MA, NESCBWI Conference
April 29: Hingham, MA: Author Panel, Hingham Library
May 13: Framingham, MA: Meadowbrook School at Barnes & Noble, 3 p.m.
June 9th: Framingham, MA: Barnes & Noble Bookfair for Cameron Middle School, 7:00 p.m.
June: Author Panel at The Writers’ Loft, Sherborn, MA
July: nErDcampMI: “Playing with the Page! Book-tastic Games for Teachers, Librarians and Author Appearances” workshop with Brooks Benjamin and Ammi-Joan Paquette
August 8th: Check out Bridget’s interview on writing, career and literacy, with ILA’s Alina O’Donnell!
November 4, 2017, nErDcamp Long Island! Come join the un-conference and meet Bridget and many other authors!
November 18, 2017, St. Louis, MO: NCTE Annual Convention Panel: “Gender in Middle-Grade Literature” 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
December 9, 2017: Holiday Book Bazaar, An Unlikely Story, Plainville, MA, 1-4 p.m. Come say hello and get a book personalized for a special reader on your holiday gift list!