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Kate Messner
Kate Messner is the award-winning author of more than a dozen current and forthcoming books for young readers. Her first novel, The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z., won the 2010 E.B. White Read-Aloud Medal for Older Readers, while its follow-up, Sugar and Ice (Walker/Bloomsbury, 2010), was a Junior... show more

Kate Messner is the award-winning author of more than a dozen current and forthcoming books for young readers. Her first novel, The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z., won the 2010 E.B. White Read-Aloud Medal for Older Readers, while its follow-up, Sugar and Ice (Walker/Bloomsbury, 2010), was a Junior Library Guild selection. Kate is also the author of the popular Marty McGuire chapter book series and Silver Jaguar Society mysteries with Scholastic. Her pictures books with Chronicle Books include SeaMonster's First Day and Over and Under the Snow, an E.B. White Read Aloud Honor Book and NY Times and ALSC Notable book. Kate is a former middle school English teacher who also wrote REAL REVISION: AUTHORS' STRATEGIES TO SHARE WITH STUDENT WRITERS, a book about the revision process for teachers and writers (Stenhouse, 2011) Kate lives on Lake Champlain with her family, where she enjoys spending time outside biking, hiking, swimming in the summer, skiing and skating in the winter. Of course, she also loves curling up with a good book any day of the year. Follow her on Twitter @KateMessner and learn more at her website: http://www.katemessner.com.
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Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 3 years ago
No one is safe... except the people who live in Placid Meadows, a one-of-a-kind community that even the worst tornadoes seem to pass by. Jaden Meggs is about to spend her summer there while she attends Eye on Tomorrow, the exclusive science camp that her father created. At camp she befriends Risha a...
All About Books
All About Books rated it 3 years ago
Manhunt is the third book in the Silver Jaguar series, but luckily it doesn't really matter if you've read the first two books or not. Messner sufficiently summarizes relevant information that Manhunt is readable on its own. The premise--the kids are junior members of a secret society that protects ...
Adventures of a Book Junkie
Adventures of a Book Junkie rated it 5 years ago
This was the first books I've read where the MCs were around 12 years old. It was refreshing to read a story where the characters weren't wrapped up in high school drama or boys and the like. Very clever premise and a fast paced story made for an enjoyable and quick read. **Thanks to NetGalley for p...
FefferBooks
FefferBooks rated it 5 years ago
Review first published on fefferbooks.com.Wake Up Missing is a well-written, quick-paced little morsel of a sci-fi novel. Written for tweens (wait. I hate that word. Pre-teens? Let’s roll with that.) Ahem. Written for pre-teens, its characters are smart, active, and dynamic enough to hold a slightly...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 6 years ago
A most enjoyable, fast-paced mystery with good bits of history and politics blended in.
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