Courtney Sheinmel has authored over a dozen highly celebrated books for kids and teens, including the Stella Batts series for young readers, the YA novel, Edgewater, and a new middle grade series, The Kindness Club, that will be published in November. Courtney served as a judge on the national level for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and received a National Scholastic Outstanding Educator Award for her work as a writing instructor at Writopia Lab. Courtney lives in New York City.
MFOB FEATURED BOOK: Stella Batts Scaredy Cat
Stella Batts is excited. Her class is having a sleepover in the library. Everyone is in pajamas, even the teachers. The kids break off into groups to go on a scavenger hunt. That’s when Stella finds a really old book by an author who is also named Stella B. Though the subject matter is nothing this Stella would ever write about. And then there’s an unexpected visitor who shows up in the middle of the night. Stella doesn’t know what to think but she knows one thing for sure–she’s scared of the dark now!
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