Jessica Lawson is the author of The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher, a book that Publishers Weekly called "a delightfully clever debut" in a starred review, and Nooks & Crannies, named a Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year. Her third book for children, Waiting for Augusta, is a Junior Library Guild Selection.
Read by Luke Daniels
A profound tale of love, loss, family, and young boy's mysterious journey to Augusta, Georgia.
Colorful, quirky, and full of heart, with an ending readers won't forget. - Ingrid Law, Newbery Honor-winning author of Savvy, Scumble, and Switch
Released May 10, 2016
Read by Andrea Emmes
A young girl desperately tries to keep life together while everything seems to be falling apart.
Parents' Choice Winner - Awards
Released September 5, 2017
Read by Susan Riddell
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets Clue when six children navigate a mansion full of secrets.
Starred review. "The Dahl-esque story, humorously peopled by distinctive children and adults, poignantly captures the loneliness and longing of an unwanted child... Well thought-out and deftly executed, Lawson’s novel will appeal to a wide audience." - Publishers Weekly
Released June 30, 2015
Read by Tavia Gilbert
Becky Thatcher has her side of the story to tell - and it’s a whopper!
Starred review. "Narrator Tavia Gilbert does a phenomenal job. She portrays each character with a different voice, giving the impression that the novel is read by an entire cast of narrators instead of just one person. This fast-paced story is perfect for historical fiction and adventure fans." - School Library Journal (audio review)
Released July 29, 2014