Marissa Moss, author of the 5 million-copy bestselling Amelia’s Notebook series, is announcing the final book in the smash-hit collection just in time for its 20th anniversary, Amelia’s Middle-School Graduation Yearbook (Creston Books, $12.95 hardcover, May 12, 2015). The final Amelia book launches from Moss’ new children’s press, Creston Books.
Long before there was Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Dork Diaries, or The Popularity Papers, there was Amelia’s Notebook, the original handwritten diary with a mix of words and pictures on every page, the forerunner of the graphic novel for kids.
Promotions for the 20th anniversary include outreach to the tens of thousands of Amelia fans, a writing contest, and a downloadable Amelia’s 20th Anniversary Birthday Party Event kit for stores to use. Written in Moss’ signature charming, relatable style with engaging illustrations, it’s the perfect graduation gift for middle-schoolers.
Excerpted monthly in American Girl Magazine, American Girl bought Moss’ backlist and published two new Amelia books per year to unprecedented enthusiasm. The series rocketed to the Los Angeles Times’ and San Francisco Chronicle’s bestseller lists, and won ABA Pick of the List (1997) and Children’s Choice Awards (2002).
Marissa Moss launched the independent children’s press, Creston Books, in Fall 2013, to provide a space for diverse, beautifully produced, and well-crafted stories for children in order to inspire curiosity and imaginative thinking.
MARISSA MOSS is the bestselling creator of the popular children’s series Amelia’s Notebook, Daphne’s Diary of Daily Disasters, and Mira’s Diary, and is the author of more than 30 picture books. The inspiration for Amelia's Notebook came from Moss’ own childhood notebook; the things that happen to Amelia really happened to Moss (mostly). She lives in Berkeley, California. Visit her at MarissaMoss.com and at AmeliasNoteBook.com, and also on Facebook at Amelia’s Notebook and Marissa Moss.
AMELIA’S MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADUATION YEARBOOK by Marissa Moss
Published by Creston Books, May 12, 2015
$12.95 39 pages Ages 10-13