Top 3 Right Now: Kelly Jones

This week we are featuring another great local author, Kelly Jones, whose terrifically fun book Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer just came out!  Kelly is, according to her website “is a curious person, interested in chickens, magic, farm life, spies,
sewing, the odd everyday bits of history, how to make sauerkraut, how to
walk goats, superheroes and what makes them so super, recipes to make
with a lot of eggs, anything with ghosts (particularly friendly ghosts),
how to draw chickens that actually look like chickens, and any story
she’s never heard before.” 

Based on that alone, I’m dying to know what her Top 3 Right Now are!  Whatchya got, Kelly?

The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
I loved the TV show Leverage, so I was totally into the idea of a middle school heist to save the elections from a corrupt principal – and this fast-past book and its awesome characters were way better than I’d hoped!

Unstoppable Octobia May by Sharon Flake
Octobia is indeed awesomely unstoppable – even death can’t kill her. She’s determined to solve every mystery in her Northern town in 1953 – including proving that her upstairs neighbor is really a vampire – and anyone who thinks a black girl can’t do it had better get out of her way.

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
My friend Kim Baker (author of Pickle and reader with awesome taste) keeps telling me I will love this graphic novel – I can’t wait until my hold comes in! Blue hair, roller derby, and rainbow socks – I am ready!!

Uh-oh…I guess I had better finish reading Roller Girl and turn it back in, so Kelly can read it!  😉

Thanks a ton Kelly…these all sound terrific.

Tune in tomorrow, dear readers, when you will get a chance to win an autographed ARC of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer!

If you would like to be featured on our T3RN, email and include:

  • The titles of the three books that teens would enjoy (they can be published for any age group).
  • One or two sentences describing what it is about each book that has you in its grip right now.
  • A photo of yourself.  If you are shy you can use an avatar, but you can also have a lot of fun with this.  We like wacky!

Next week: Chuck from Stanwood



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