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My new book is mostly about a ten year old with loving, divorced parents and very big feelings. There's more information on this page of my website to help you decide if you want it.

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Update: The List of Things I am not doing. HOWEVER: virtual things!

I hope everyone reading this is safe, that your loved ones are healthy, and that you are staying home (and reading).

If you want to order signed books, you can do so at Oblong Books and Music, in New York. They are shipping promptly and, like every independent store out there, they could use our support. 

🌙🌙 LINK TO BUY at Oblong Books. 🌙🌙

Meanwhile, I'm planning a few virtual events with independent bookstores in April. As new events are added, I will try to update here and also post on Twitter and Instagram (I'm @rebstead in both places).

So far, we've got this:

April 23, 7pm EST
A virtual visit with me and JEFF KINNEY - YES, JEFF KINNEY - to
An Unlikely Story (Plainville, MA)
Register here 

April 29, 7pm EST
A virtual visit to 
RJ Julia Independent Booksellers (Madison, CT)
Register here 

Hoping to connect in the madness, 


March 10, 2020
A visit with The Blue School
New York, NY March 18, 2020
A visit with Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Philadelphia, PA March 19, 2020
A visit…

The List of Things that Will Not Change

New book in April 2020!

It's called The List of Things That Will Not Change.

Cover by the incredibly wonderful Chris Silas Neal:

I was lucky enough to attend a few regional independent-bookseller gatherings this fall. Spending some time with passionate booksellers means a whole lot, and always makes me feel connected to the world of books in a special way.

I'll be at ALA midwinter and Winter Institute, kind of unofficially (meaning I'm pretty sure that I have no actual events at either one, but will be at publisher gatherings). I'm also really excited to share some time with public librarians and Texas librarians at PLA (Nashville) and TLA (Houston) in 2020.

Happy holidays, happy new year, and wishing you some light in the form of friends, family and books. xoxo.


It's been a summer of revision, friends and family, and no social media.
I've read (and re-read) a bunch of books.
I have been mostly disappointed by peaches but mostly happy with blueberries.


BOB is almost here! Wendy and I will be visiting lots of kids in Boston, Philadelphia and D.C. schools (and also hanging out with some of their teachers after school).

Here are a few public events (above), and, below, a few lovely, publisher-designed review excerpts.

I'd really love to see you at our launch (at Books Are Magic) or on the road.

Introducing . . . BOB

It's only two months until Bob joins the rest of us in the real world. This is a project I've been working on (very slowly) with my friend Wendy Mass for years and years.

Nicholas Gannon is illustrating!

The wonderful Junior Library Guild just picked it for this year! I am always honored when that happens.

I'll post more information and the tour schedule here soon.

Meanwhile, cover art! (I am not adept at things like cropping. Help?)

Okay, another attempt: