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 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 Tue Jul 29 00:00:00 UTC 2014
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 Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 UTC 2015
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 Tue May 10 00:00:00 UTC 2016
Read by Andrea Emmes
A young girl desperately tries to keep life together while everything seems to be falling apart.
"Lawson creates an engaging cast of characters...not every mystery is resolved, but readers will likely still be pleased with the outcome." - Kirkus Reviews
Released Tue Sep 05 00:00:00 UTC 2017