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Kerry O'Malley Cerra is the author of the award-winning, middle-grade novel Just a Drop of Water, which won a Florida Book Award, the Crystal Kite Award, and was named to VOYAs Top Shelf Fiction for Middle Readers' 2014 list. In addition, the book has been named a finalist for the 2015-2016 Maine Student Book Award, the 2016-2017 Truman Award (Missouri), and the 2016-2017 Magnolia Award (Mississippi).

Kerry holds a degree in Social Science Education from the University of South Florida and continues to use her teaching skills in author presentations at schools across the country. She serves as the Critique Coordinator for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Florida chapter.

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Just a Drop of Water

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TweetGuys, I had so much fun visiting All Saints School this week. It was my second visit in two years, and while I spoke to the entire middle school the first time around, this time was super cool because I visited first with the 8th graders alone and then with the sixth graders. I love having… Continue reading School Visit: All Saints School Read more of this blog post »
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I can't remember the last time I read a book that was this much fun. I laughed my way throughout, and I found myself genuinely trying to foresee the outcome--with no success. Jonathan Rosen has written a hilarious tale that will keep you guessing rig ...more
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I'm a huge fan of Lance Rubin's writing. Denton Little's Deathdate was by far one of my favorite debuts back in 2015, and I've waited quite some time to be back with Denton and Paolo again in Denton Little's Still Not Dead. It was totally worth it. L ...more
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