© Linda Rey

PICTURE BOOKS

 

I Barfed On The Bus

A rhyming picture book for children ages 4 – 8

Barfing … tripping … farting … and the occasional nose picking – it’s all just normal stuff. Right?

But when one boy is caught during some of his most embarrassing moments, he becomes the victim of some serious name-calling from his schoolmates. With richly colored illustrations and laugh-out-loud rhyming text, I Barfed on the Bus is a fun read for kids of all ages.
I Barfed on the Bus was inspired by the author’s personal bus-barfing experience back in the second grade. And as much as Linda Rey prayed that her classmates would soon forget the unfortunate incident, it’s been over forty years now, and yet, they haven’t.
 

MIDDLE GRADE

Top Secret: Diary #1

(Confessions of a Nerdy Girl Diaries)

My first zit … my first bra … my first kiss.

My birth mom missed them all. She should have been there to tell me it was fine, to reassure me and hold my hand when I got scared. Instead, now I’ll never get the chance to meet her because my dad’s moving us two thousand miles away—to California.
 
But she needs to know what’s happening. She has to understand what’s going on in my life, what’s important to me and why I act like I do from time to time.
That’s why I started this diary. It’s a collection of my thoughts, wishes, fears and desires. Hundreds of them, from the past 11 years, all committed to paper and meant for the eyes of just one person.
 

Nerdy Ever After: A Nerdy Novel

(Confessions of a Nerdy Girl Book 1)

Wilhelmina Shisbey is unlucky number thirteen ... 

She's the thirteenth person in the world to be documented with H-SAM (Highly Superior Autographical Memory.) For Willa, every day of her loser life is as vivid as the last, beginning with the moment her birth mother dumped her off at the Children's Home Society, one day after her first birthday. But Willa's reality only grows worse when her adoptive family moves from a Chicago suburb to Huntington Beach, California, where Willa continues to struggle as a perpetual outsider.
 
That is, until her luck changes when she befriends the super smart Marley Applegate, editor of the troubled school paper, and intentional under-achiever Cody Cassidy, who also happens to be the hottest boy at Triton Middle School. Surviving the mine field that is middle school is a full time job. But when a new student arrives on campus--a boy with cerebral palsy who sits in a wheelchair--it's up to Willa to convince her classmates that it just might be cool to be kind, and that just because you don't fit in, it doesn't mean you don't belong.

Confidencial: Diario #1

Diario de una Chica Nerd (Spanish Edition)

Mi primer granito… Mi primer brasier… Mi primer beso…

 
Mi mamá se perdió todo esto. Ella debería haber estado aquí para decirme que todo estaría bien, para hacerme sentir mejor y tomar mi mano cuando me sentía asustada. En cambio ahora, nunca tendré la oportunidad de conocerla porque mi papá nos está obligando a mudarnos a miles de kilómetros lejos de aquí, a California.
 
Pero ella necesita saber que está sucediendo. Ella tiene que entender que está pasando en mi vida, lo que es importante para mí, y por qué a veces actúo de determinada manera.
 
Es por esto que comencé este diario. Es una colección de mis pensamientos, deseos, y miedos. Cientos de ellos, que han sido parte de los últimos 11 años, todos ellos escritos en papel y destinados para los ojos de una sola persona.
 

YOUNG ADULT

Dead Again: Dark Dreams

(The Dead Again Series, Book 1)

Joan Portman’s nightmares are killing her—literally.

Each evening, this troubled seventeen-year-old meets a painful demise in one of three horrific ways – by bullet, by fire or by attack of a pack of ferocious beasts. So authentic are these dreams, that Joan resorts to cutting herself upon waking, just to prove she’s still alive.

Tired of her meds and weary of being misunderstood, Joan accompanies her family on a European excursion in hopes of breaking this crazy cycle. But matters soon go from strange to surreal when Joan is thrust back in time in each country she visits – at once realizing that her frightening nightly visions are actually genuine memories of her former lives. Now, forced to re-live her harrowing experiences as a female gladiator in ancient Rome, a prisoner of Auschwitz in WWII Germany, and as heroine Joan of Arc in medieval France, Joan believes she may finally be able to put this torment behind her.

But the key to Joan’s recovery may lie in a final act of bravery – one that will require her to risk her life once again, and this time it just may be her last.