Kirby Larson News
News by and about author Kirby Larson, and her books The Friendship Doll, The Fences Between Us, Two Bobbies, Nubs, and Hattie Big Sky and Hattie Ever After.
Hattie Ever After, the sequel to the 2007 Newbery Honor Award winner Hattie Big Sky is now available! This sequel was written in part to answer many questions readers posed about the irrepressible Hattie.
Nubs has been awarded State Children's Choice Awards in Colorado, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, and Capital Choices (D.C.). The Missouri Show Me award is quite remarkable: Two Bobbies won it in 2011 and Nubs in 2012, the first time that authors have won that award two years' running!
Kirby's book The Friendship Doll, which tells the tale of four girls and a Japanese Friendship Doll, is now available in paperback.
Scholastic kicked off its relaunch of the immensely popular Dear America series with its first new title in five years, written by Kirby Larson: The Fences Between Us: The Diary of Piper Davis was published in September 2010.
Visit Scholastic's official Dear America website, with a video of Kirby.
Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival, has won the hearts of readers of many ages but it is especially meaningful to Kirby and to Mary to win state Young Readers Choice awards, which are voted on by students. To date, Two Bobbies has been nominated for twenty state awards and has won in thirteen states: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana (two different awards), Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania (two different awards), South Carolina, and Washington.