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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"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, 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. Feel free to use the free Writing Workshop video below with your virtual classroom.

FREE Book Club Chats: available until September 30 to small groups reading my books this summer, as scheduling allows. Use the contact form.

Learn more about my Virtual School Programs & Visits for 2020-21 here

A Message from
Shelley Pearsall, April 2020
Young Writers:
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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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