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Jasmine Toguchi: Mochi Queen

by Debbi Michiko Florence (illus. by Elizabet Vukovic)

Eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is a flamingo fan, tree climber, and top-notch mess-maker!

She’s also tired of her big sister, Sophie, always getting to do things first. For once, Jasmine wishes SHE could do something before Sophie—something special, something different. The New Year approaches, and as the Toguchi family gathers in Los Angeles to celebrate, Jasmine is jealous that her sister gets to help roll mochi balls by hand with the women. Her mom says that Jasmine is still too young to join in, so she hatches a plan to help the men pound the mochi rice instead. Surely her sister has never done THAT before.

But pounding mochi is traditionally reserved for boys. And the mochi hammer is heavier than it looks. Can Jasmine build her case and her mochi-making muscles in time for New Year’s Day?

Available July 11, 2017 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR)

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Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth (Book 2)

by Debbi Michiko Florence (illus. by Elizabet Vukovic)

It’s a big weekend for Jasmine Toguchi! She’s excited to celebrate Girl’s Daya Japanese holiday honoring women and girlswith her sister, mother, and best friend, Linnie. When Linnie comes over to plan for the Girl’s Day celebration, Jasmine’s neighbor lets them play dress up in her garage. But the garage is dark, which is kind of scary. And Linnie decides to go home early, which is kind of weird. And Jasmine’s big sister, Sophie, doesn’t seem to want to join in the Girl’s Day fun this year, which is kind of confusing. WHAT is going on?

As her big weekend plans start to unravel, Jasmine must use her sleuthing skills to spot the clues around her. Then maybe, just maybe, she can fix things and make sure the Girl’s Day celebration happens!

Available July 11, 2017 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR)

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Early reader chapter book series – Dorothy & Toto (Picture Window Books)

Dorothy Gale and her little dog, Toto, invite you to their home in the Land of Oz, a place filled with wonder and magic. Each warmly illustrated chapter book takes readers on a gentle adventure in and around Oz and treats them to the simple joys true friendship brings.

Dorothy & Toto: What's YOUR Name?

by Debbi Michiko Florence (illus. by Monika Roe)

Dorothy’s made a new friend in the Land of Oz. But every time he sees her and her little dog, Toto, he calls her by a nickname, much to Dorothy’s dismay. With its sweet, gentle tone, this title is a reminder that the best friendships are built on honesty and trust.

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Dorothy & Toto: The Hunt for the Perfect Present

by Debbi Michiko Florence (illus. by Monika Roe)

Dorothy’s in a pickle. It’s her Munchkin friend Milton’s birthday, and she has no present for him. He’s such a new friend, she doesn’t know what he likes. With the help of Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, young chapter book readers will have fun searching for the perfect gift!

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Dorothy & Toto: The Disappearing Picnic

by Debbi Michiko Florence (illus. by Monika Roe)

Dorothy and Toto have found the perfect picnic spot. But each time Dorothy removes food from the picnic basket, it disappears! Time for sleuthing chapter book readers to investigate: Is Toto a sneaky little dog with a big appetite? Or is some Land-of-Oz magic at play?

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Dorothy & Toto: Little Dog Lost

by Debbi Michiko Florence (illus. by Monika Roe)

What do you do when your best furry friend is missing? Like Dorothy, you gather all of your OTHER friends to help find him. A testament to cooperation and true-blue friendships, this sweet early chapter book is full of adventure and heart.

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Coming July 11, 2017

Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen Book 1  (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers)

Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth Book 2  (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers)

Coming April 2018

Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl Book 3  (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers)

Coming Fall 2018

Jasmine Toguchi Book 4  (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers)

Stay tuned for updates!