Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe (Hardcover)
"Howe's text has just the right tone and is highly relatable, while Fabbretti's illustrations are comic book bold, funny, and capture myriad emotions. VERDICT A girl who loves inventing finds an unexpected ally in her uncle's bride-to-be. Fun text meets spot-on illustrations with a little learning thrown in--it's a winning combo. --School Library Journal Meet Magnolia Mudd: an inventive girl who'd rather tighten a nut and a bolt than tie a ribbon or bow. For Magnolia Mudd, her Uncle Jamie is the very best grown-up. He always invents cool things with her . . . until the day he and Miss Emily announce their engagement. That's bad enough--but even worse, Miss Emily wants Magnolia to be a FLOWER GIRL No way is Magnolia tossing petals. But it turns out that Uncle Jamie's new bride-to-be may be more fun that Magnolia ever imagined . . .
Katey Howes is proud to be a geek. She loves physics and biology, reads everything from classic children's lit to modern neuroscience, and has strong opinions about commas. A former physical therapist specializing in brain injury, Katey now divides her time between writing and raising kids with a love of books. In addition to her own blog about raising readers, Katey is a team member at All the Wonders and contributor to websites like The Nerdy Bookclub and Multicultural Parenting. Katey is a member of SCBWI and is very active in the kidlit community. Find her online at kateyhowes.com, on Twitter @kateywrites, and on Instagram @kidlitlove. Valerio Fabbretti is a comic artist and children's book illustrator. Originally from Rome, Italy, he now lives in San Francisco.