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Hey, Everyone,

I’m delighted to announce that my newest celebrity biographies were officially released yesterday. Please join me in welcoming DEMI LOVATO: TAKING ANOTHER CHANCE and VICTORIA JUSTICE: TELEVISION’S IT GIRL (Lerner Press, 2013).

Welcome, ladies!

And guess what? School Library Journal has already reviewed the series, which also includes books about Bella Thorne, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cody Simpson, and the band The Wanted! You can read their review below.

“Gr 5-8–Along with high-appeal content, these celebrity biographies also offer high visual appeal with an engaging, colorful format and numerous photos. However, there is perhaps too much happening. Sidebars (which details the stars’ favorite foods, movies, etc.) can distract from the texts, which are often choppy and too casual. Quotes from the actors/performers are scattered throughout, and full-color photos adorn almost every page (in addition to a final spread in each book devoted just to “pics”). The titles read more like teen magazines than biographies, but that might not be a problem if libraries have high demand for information about these particular stars.”

I sure had fun writing about these ladies. I hope you have fun reading about them!


8 Responses to “My newest books! DEMI LOVATO and VICTORIA JUSTICE”

  1. They're both so pretty and great singers! I've songs from each of them on my Ipod. Congrats on the new releases!

  2. jodyjs says:

    I agree, Leandra! They're talented and beautiful. I learned a lot of fun things about each one. Enjoy your music!

  3. Congratulations, these look great and will be popular choices for my library to purchase.

  4. jodyjs says:

    Great, Marcia! The other books I've written in this series, LIAM HEMSWORTH and JOSH HUTCHERSON, have also been popular with students and libraries. Enjoy!

  5. Congratulations, Jody!! They look like fun reads. Glad you had fun writing them, too!

  6. jodyjs says:

    Thanks, Ruth! I'm always amazed and impressed at the fortitude of those I write about. I admire folks who have a dream and go for it! Take care!

  7. G.R. LeBlanc says:

    Awesome! Congratulations, Jody!!!! 🙂

  8. jodyjs says:

    Thank you, Gisele! 🙂

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