Interviews & News
Playdate was featured in The 2019 Ultimate List of Diverse Children’s Books on Here We Read! The articled called Playdate, “A picture book with minimal text and maximum impact.”
Maryann was interviewed by Catholic Library World!
From the interview
“You know, another thing I was thinking about faith is that the word ‘enthusiasm’ means inspired or having God inside you. And I think when you are on the right track and you are inspired, then you have a divine mandate to write whether or not you feel it will capture the popular imagination.”
Learn more about Maryann and Odette’s Secrets at The Whole Megillah’s Author’s Notebook
Odette’s Secrets and Pink Party are now in paperback and available at Scholastic Book Clubs and Fairs during 2014.
Odette’s Secrets is a Sydney Taylor notable!
So pleased to see this! Odette’s Secrets made the Kirkus Review’s Best Children’s Books of 2013.
Odette’s Secrets is also listed in the Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2013 by The Tablet
The Christmas Cat was picked for the holiday table at Barnes & Noble nationwide! Look for it at your local.
‘Tis the Season Round-Up
All babies cry, even Jesus in the manger, according to this charming picture book. Each of the animals tries to quiet him, but only a kitten’s purr gets Jesus to sleep. When the Holy Family must leave Bethlehem, the feline comforts Jesus and helps them slip safely past Herod’s soldiers. Watercolor, gouache and pencil illustrations convey the rustic coziness of the stable as well as the emotional range of baby Jesus.
Odette’s Secrets read #3 the Amazon children’s/teen bestseller list! Thanks to all of you sharers and tweeters and reviewers for making this happen!