Congratulations @KirbyLarson #WednesdayWisdom

Audacity Jones Steals the Show
by Award Winning and New York Times Bestselling Author Kirby Larson, 
Nominated for a 2018 Edgar Award

Audacity Jones Steals the Show, by local author (and Newbery honor winner), Kirby Larson, is one of 5 books nominated for a 2018 Edgar Award (juvenile division). Her book Dash, a Seattle Public Library Global Reading Challenge pick for 2017, was also honored with a Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Prize.

About the Author – Kirby Larson

Larson has a passion for historical fiction as evidenced by her Newbery Honor award-winning book, Hattie Big Sky and its sequel, Hattie Ever After (both Delacorte), as well as the WWII dog series for Scholastic which includes Duke, and Dash, winner of the Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Prize, Liberty and the forthcoming, Code Word Courage (April 2018). Audacity Jones Steals the Show (Scholastic), was released in January 2017 and is the sequel to Audacity Jones to the Rescue. With Mary Nethery, Kirby has co-authored two award-winning nonfiction picture books: the ASPCA Henry Bergh Award winner Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival, and the New York Times bestselling Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle. Combined these two books have won over 30 state young readers choice awards. A life-long resident of Washington state, Kirby lives in Kenmore. She blogs at More information is available at

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