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Jennifer L. Holm is a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling children's author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels OUR ONLY MAY AMELIA, PENNY FROM HEAVEN, and TURTLE IN PARADISE.

Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on two graphic novel series -- the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series and the bestselling Squish series. She is also the author of several other highly praised books, including the Boston Jane trilogy and MIDDLE SCHOOL IS WORSE THAN MEATLOAF. She lives in California with her husband and two children.


So, this is going to be kind of rambling. Because *this* happened today:


THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH obviously isn't the first book I've written. But it was, hands-down, the most difficult. This book was a beast to write. A snarling animal who would have flunked out of obedience school. It took over four years, and countless drafts (I literally stopped counting). I almost threw in the towel so many... Read more of this blog post »
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Turtle in Paradise
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 10,248 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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Queen of the World! (Babymo...
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Penny from Heaven
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 5,025 ratings — published 2006 — 21 editions
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Our Only May Amelia (May Am...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 4,804 ratings — published 1999 — 17 editions
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Super Amoeba (Squish, #1)
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Boston Jane: An Adventure (...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 2,277 ratings — published 2001 — 20 editions
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Middle School Is Worse Than...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 2,140 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Beach Babe (Babymouse, #3)
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Our Hero (Babymouse, #2)
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So, this is going to be kind of rambling. Because *this* happened today:

THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH obviously isn't the first book I've written. But it... Read more of this blog post »
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“Almost dying is awfully easy. It's the living that's hard.”
Jennifer L. Holm

“My idea of Heaven has nothing to do with fluffy clouds or angels. In my Heaven there's butter pecan ice cream and swimming pools and baseball games. The Brooklyn Dodgers always win, and I have the best seat in the house, right behind the Dodger's dugout. That's the only advantage that I can see about being dead: You get the best seat in the house.”
Jennifer L. Holm, Penny from Heaven

“Everyone things children are sweet as Necco Wafers, but I've lived long enough to know the truth: kids are rotten. The only difference between grown-ups and kids is that grown-ups go to jail for murder. Kids get away with it.”
Jennifer L. Holm, Turtle in Paradise

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