Tara Dairman

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Tara Dairman is the author of the middle-grade foodie novels ALL FOUR STARS, THE STARS OF SUMMER, STARS SO SWEET, and THE GREAT HIBERNATION (coming in 2017), all published by Penguin Random House. She is also a playwright and a recovering round-the-world honeymooner (2 years, 74 countries!).

Tara holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency. You can find her online in the following places:

Blog: taradairman.com/blog

Facebook: facebook.com/TaraDairmanAuthor

Twitter: twitter.com/#!/TaraDairman

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Tara Dairman I've eaten almost all of the foods in the book, with the exception of a few of the desserts at Classy Cakes, which I made up. I've cooked a lot of the…moreI've eaten almost all of the foods in the book, with the exception of a few of the desserts at Classy Cakes, which I made up. I've cooked a lot of them, too. Recipes for some of my favorite foods mentioned in the book can be found at http://taradairman.com/recipes. Thanks for the question!(less)
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DESERT GIRL, MONSOON BOY publishes today!

[image error]Today is the day that Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy, illustrated magnificently by Archana Sreenivasan and written by me, releases into the world. It is intended for readers aged 4-8 (but, of course, readers older and younger than that are very welcome).

It is the first picture book Ive written, and the best-reviewed book yet of my career, with two starred reviews so far and a glowing in-de

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This book! Oh, if it's not already on your to-read list, put it on there and bump it right up. Imagine Les Miserables...set in a Thailand-esque fantasy world...where the escaped convict (a boy named Pong) and his pursuer (a girl named Nok) are childr ...more
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One of my all-time favorite YA novels. Alex Craft is an absolutely unforgettable character. I couldn't recommend this book more highly.
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I was so happy to return to Faerie with Izzy, Hen, and the Changelings, and marveled as they faced new challenges, both external and internal. Christina Soontornvat has created such a beautifully detailed world in these books, and I recommend them hi ...more
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Another beautiful, funny, and mystery-filled book from the wonderful Jessica Lawson. This book is just perfect to curl up with in the fall with a mug of something warm and spicy.
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Jeannie Mobley is my favorite writer of historical fiction for middle-grade readers, and I think that this title may be the best of hers yet. A total page-turner filled with colorful characters and increasingly dangerous situations, it's also funny A ...more
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SATURDAYS WITH HITCHCOCK is probably my favorite MG read of 2017, and I'm kind of desperate for everyone else to check it out. Maisie is just the sort of heroine I adore--one with a strong, specific passion (in this case, movies); loyalty to her frie ...more
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“Creamy-looking custards were followed by beautifully decorated slices of cake. Crisp-shelled pastries were set down next to gooey-centered pies. Dainty little goblets featuring ice cream and sorbet came out on a silver tray, and a pungent aroma rose off a long wooden board that was dotted with more kinds of cheese than Gladys had ever seen,”
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