Lovely review for RAD!

Hello Friends,
Our first review for RAD! has arrived!  Illustrator Daniel Wiseman and I can’t wait for y’all to see it!
“Bright in mood, message, and hue, this is a winner.” Kirkus Reviews
You can access the entire review here: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/anne-bustard/rad/
May 5th here we come! #RADBook
Always,
Anne

Lovely words about Blue Skies!

Hello friends,

I’m overjoyed by the kind words others are saying about Blue Skies! Here’s what Rae Ann Parker from Parnassus Books has to say:

“Blue Skies is perfect for fans of heartfelt middle grade with a twist of humor.”

Thank you, Rae Ann!

Always,

Anne

Happy New Year! 2 Books in Spring of 2020!

Hello, friends and Happy New Year!

I am overjoyed! And oh so grateful! It’s 2020 and I’ll have two books published this spring. BLUE SKIES arrives on March 17th, a lucky day for sure, and RAD! on May 5th, just in time for the Summer Olympics. @SimonKIDS @AbramsKids @danimal_1980 #miracleshappen

I’ll be sharing the journeys of both books with you, as well as opportunities to connect in person.

With thanks,

Anne

Christmas came early! RAD! has arrived. May 2020 here we come!

Hello friends,

My editor sent me my first copy of RAD! along with a sweet note! I couldn’t be more excited! Now the waiting begins. The book will be out May 5, 2020! Here’s a peek at the endpapers and one of the pages:

 

Always,

Anne

RAD! cover reveal!

Aloha, friends,

I’m super stoked to share the jacket for RAD! illustrated by Daniel Wiseman.

Thank you Daniel! Thank you Courtney Code and everyone at Abrams Books for Young Readers, you’re awesome! Emily Wood Mitchell, ditto!

RAD! is the story of a fraidy cat who with the help of his family, overcomes his fears.

Publication on May 5, 2020. Ages 2+

Always,

Anne

 

BLUE SKIES cover reveal!

Aloha, friends!

With the utmost thanks to the dream makers at Simon & Schuster: designer Lizzy Bromley, illustrator Dung Ho Hanh, editor Krista Vitola, and publisher Justin Chanda! I am soaring like the doves over this jacket:

 

 

And thanks to agent Emily Mitchell, who found the perfect home for Glory Bea!

Always,

Anne

BLUE SKIES, my new middle grade novel will pub in 2020!

Aloha, Friends,

I’m thrilled to share this announcement with you!

Aloha,

Anne

 

My next book is a picture book called RAD!

Aloha, Friends,

I’m super excited, no, make that stoked, to share the news about my upcoming picture book featuring a skateboarding scaredy cat! Thank you Tamar Brazis, Courtney Code, Daniel Wiseman and Emily Wood Mitchell!

Here’s today’s announcement from Publisher’s Weekly: With aloha,

Anne

Hello! It’s Spring (in Texas)!

Aloha, friends,

It’s been a while since I’ve said hi. I’ve been writing away and hope, hope, hope to share happy publishing news soon.

The temperatures are climbing here in Austin and it’s a bright, sunshiny day. I’m keeping a lookout for my first bluebonnet sighting. And I’m thinking that I’ll see one this next week.

In the meantime, I’m all about reading (mostly research-related books and articles) and revising and Spring Break!

Mahalo,

Anne

 

 

 

Kamehameha Schools Hawai’i Visit!

Aloha, friends,

My DREAM school visit happened last week at Kamehameha Schools Hawai`i campus. It was truly a privilege and honor of a lifetime to speak at home about my book set in the islands. Mahalo nunui to Carmen Oliver, Kapua Helm, and all of the staff and students at the school for making it such an extraordinarily special day. I was overwhelmed (in a good way) by all of the aloha. Before I began my presentations to 2nd-8th graders I was greeted with song and lei. So, yes, I was weepy. But I found a way to compose myself so I could speak. I wish I could have stayed all week. We are ohana (family) now. And I can’t wait to return.

Always,

Anne