Monday, September 18, 2017

A New Book!!

What's more exciting than a new book??

I'm super stoked to show y'all the cover of the third Mr. Puffball book coming this spring:

Mr. Puffball: Escape from Castaway Island
Constance Lombardo

 Ta da!!

Isn't it fantastic??

About the book:

Are you a Hollywood stunt cat? 

Do you want fame and fortune? 

Could you beat the current feline, Ninja Warrior, in the ultimate challenge of awesomeness?

"Yes, yes, and yes!" says Hollywood stunt cat, Mr. Puffball. 

Finally, the fame and fortune he deserves. But what happens when the fame wears off and the fortune is spent? (Hint: tropical island adventure!)

In this third book of the Mr. Puffball series, Mr. Puffball and the gang find out just how real reality TV can be!

Read all about it when Mr. Puffball, Escape from Castaway Island (HarperCollins) comes out on April 24, 2018. 

Constance Lombardo

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Love this Wish Trailer!!

Check out this amazing trailer for Wish

Made by the amazing Charlii

In Ashley Hayball's 4th grade class

at Amelia Earhart Elementary School

in Indio, CA

Thank you, Charlii!!!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Shout Out to Malcom Bridge Elementary School in Bogart, GA

Major thanks to the teachers and students of 
Malcom Bridge Elementary School in Bogart, Georgia

What a day I had!!

The evening before my visit, I had dinner with some of the teachers and the assistant principal. A good time was had by all.

The next morning, I was greeted by this great sign!

And in the library....this great sign!
Check out this AMAZING gift they gave me!! A wish tree along with lots of wishes from students. Special thanks to 4th grade teacher Lee Rogers for the beautiful flower pot.
So many wishes!!!!
It now has a special place in my office. I will always think of Malcom Bridge when I look at it.
The second graders
The third graders
The fourth graders
The fifth graders
Alexia presented me with boiled peanuts, y'all!!
Joel gave me a great drawing.
Elloree gave me this great #1 Author badge to wear!
The students were so polite and attentive. I had fun presenting to them.
Special thanks to 3rd grade teacher Brittany Breiner, who organized my visit. Thank you, Brittany!!
So great getting to know library media specialist (and TEACHER OF THE YEAR, Y'ALL) Julie Payne (BFFs forever)
Loved meeting principal Susan Stancil

And here I am with teacher Lee Rogers with that great Wish project they gave me (and she painted!!)

Thank you, Malcom Bridge!!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Amazing Day at Leicester Elementary School

Lucky me!

I got to spend the day with students and teachers at Leicester Elementary School in Leicester, North Carolina - celebrating their One School One Book program. 

The whole school had read 


How cool is that?

Here are some pics from that great day:

Presenting to some eager 3rd graders
Being filmed by the local TV station

Huge thanks to librarian Caryn Levy for all of her hard work and warm hospitality

Students had made some awesome projects, including cool boats.

Posing with the winners of the boat/poster contest

Students showing me some of their projects

Teachers and students made some amazing bulletin board displays

Thank you, Leicester Elementary, for this amazing day!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Fantastic Author Visit

I had an amazing author visit to Paris Elementary School in Taylors, South Carolina, today.

You know it's going to be a good day when you are greeted with this sign outside the school.

And another one inside the school!
Students in Mrs. Boebel's class.
With my new BFF, Mrs. Boebel

Students in Mrs. Boebel's class wrote and performed a skit of How to Steal a Dog
I love the set they made for their skit.

Khamari, Aydan, Reid and Cooper performed an original rap for me. I LOVED it. My favorite line was: "She is the best I see. She's better than Jeff Kinney."

And as if that wasn't enough, they showered me with gifts!!

THE most amazing decoupaged birdhouse you've ever seen!!!

The amazing Mrs. Boebel

The birdhouse now has a place of honor in my office to remind me of this wonderful day:

They gave me trail mix cookie mix in Bertha's canning jar (from Wish)

And gummy worms to thank me for making them bookworms!

Even Martha and Ruby got gifts.

Thank you to the thoughtful student who gave me these to keep the dogs safe in the car!

Waiting patiently for their cookie. (Thank you, Kylie!)

Ruby loved the toy.
 And flowers

Thank you, Paris Elementary, for this amazing day!!!