(YOUNG ADULT / MIDDLE GRADE)
One Too Many Lies
Paige and her friends tell the subtle lies that are a part of daily life. White lies, to avoid insulting friends. Fibs, to escape unwanted scrutiny from peers. Half-truths, to evade their parents’ surveillance. The final lie is a familiar one that has been told by many after a night out... The consequence is an accident that unravels all of Paige’s deceit – exposing the reality of her lifestyle to her parents and teachers, and serving as her own personal wake-up call.
This is a Hi-lo YA verse novel, great for struggling readers.
Released by West 44 Books on December 1st, 2018.
Huey's GUI and The Missing Programmer are part of the Power Coders series. This is a set of middle grade graphic novels, to be released in 2018 and 2019 through PowerKids Press.
Cupcake Castle is the latest craze in town. Now the Power Coders are devastated to hear that their favorite local bakery, Huey's Gooey Cupcakes, is crumbling under the competition. They use knowledge of UX and UI design to surmise a sweet strategy to improve Huey's web presence and save this neighborhood treasure. But something more sinister is amiss. When the site launches, chaos ensues. They're running out of time to restore order to the world of cupcakes! Will the Coders' creativity, teamwork, and problem solving skills be enough to save Huey's? Readers are in for a treat with this beautifully illustrated adventure full of mystery and humor.
The Missing Programmer
The Power Coders are excited to meet their idol, Sam Cyber - a famous programmer and author who has promised to visit their school. When Sam doesn't show, the Coders are devastated. But "The Missing Programmer" has left them a strange computer program, and with it another mystery to solve. The Power Coders will need to understand pseudocode and flowcharts, and gather clues and debug the program. Will they be able to pass the test and find The Missing Programmer before it's too late? Full of colorful illustrations and humorous dialogue, this story takes readers on an unexpected adventure.