Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. More about this book >
From #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format— a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by up-and-coming artist K. G. Campbell. More about this book >
Kate DiCamillo’s Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures was on the National Book Award Longlist for Young People’s Literature in 2013, and she was a National Book Award Finalist for the same category in 2001 for The Tiger Rising. She won a Newbery Medal in 2004 for The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread. DiCamillo served as the Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2014 and 2015.