In the sixteen months or so since the publication of Anna Staniszewski's THE DIRT DIARY, this tween side-splitter has been burning some serious rubber on the book track. In this book, we met fourteen-year-old Rachel, who starts helping out with her mom's new house-cleaning business, only to find herself inside the homes of some of the most popular kids in school—and discovering all their secrets! Readers everywhere promptly fell in love with Rachel and her adorably quirky antics. Translation rights have been sold in France, and Scholastic Book Club sales alone have passed the six-figure mark.
THE DIRT DIARY was followed last summer by its sequel THE PRANK LIST, and THE GOSSIP FILE came out this January. So... is that going to be the end of Rachel's adventures? Will we ever again be able to laugh with—and, let's be honest, AT—her as she bakes her way into yet another scrape?
Great news, people! WE WILL! I'm delighted to announce that Anna Staniszewski has accepted a publication offer for the fourth book in the DIRT DIARY series. THE TRUTH GAME will be published next year, and I for one can't wait to read it.
Hip, hip, hooray!
This tender and funny story of a strong-willed young girl is reminiscent of Rita Williams-Garcia's ONE CRAZY SUMMER and Kate DiCamillo's BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE. ~ School Library Journal, starred review. May release.
Co-published with ELENA VANISHING, the memoir of her daughter, this is the story—told in brave, beautifully written, and unflinchingly honest prose—of one family's fight against a deadly disease. May release.