Amazon Best Books of the Month pick (Feb)

A new middle grade novel about the power of friendship, nonconformity, and creativity. Told in an original style through alternating perspectives and illustrations.  Perfect for fans of All of the Above and The Seventh Most Important Thing.


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"This middle-grade story must be shared with as many young readers as possible.  The book would make for an excellent class read aloud, a book club selection, or to put in the individual hands of readers."     ReadWonder Blog

"A warm and gentle embrace of exceptional children, and the recognition they deserve."                                                           -Booklist                          


Parents, teachers, and librarians at home:  I'm here to help you anytime!  If you have questions about my books, teaching resources, or other requests, feel free to email me at  Note: you will need to type this address into your email as this is not an active link. Or use the contact form. Here is some additional information for you:

Ebooks: all of my books are available online in ebook format.

Audiobooks:  Things Seen From Above, The Seventh Most Important Thing, Jump into the Sky, Crooked River, and Trouble Don't Last are all available in audiobook format.  

Copyright Information for Teachers:  Here is current information from Random House about how to do online read-alouds, etc. for your students. 

Activities and Discussion Questions:  Free downloadable teaching materials for my books can be found here.  Background material and visuals to support your reading can be found on my Pinterest pages for each book. Check out the free Writing Workshop video below for your virtual classroom or library.

FREE Virtual Book Club Chats: available to small groups reading my books.  Free and fee-based virtual book talks and writing workshops start September 1st.  Use the contact form. 

The virtual author!  Check out my book talks and writing workshops for online classrooms, homeschool groups, libraries, and more here

Virtual Learning Message from
Shelley Pearsall
Writers of all ages:
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No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.    —Nelson Mandela

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