She’s baaaaack! Jasmine Toguchi is back in a new set of chapter books and this time she and her family are going on vacation to Japan! Book 5 will be published on October 18, 2022. Jasmine Toguchi Brave Explorer by Debbi Michiko Florence Illustrations by Elizabet Vuković Farrar Straus Giroux/Macmillan Toothbrush? Check. Her special journal?… Read more »
Cover Reveal Jasmine Toguchi Brave Explorer
I’m thrilled to share the cover of Jasmine Toguchi Brave Explorer, book 5 in the Jasmine Toguchi chapter book series. Many thanks to Team Toguchi at Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, editor Grace Kendall, illustrator Elizabet Vukovic, designer Angela Jun, and always to my agent Tricia Lawrence! Look for this book on September… Read more »
It’s been a busy few weeks and I hope to have my quarterly newsletter out on time next month. In the meantime here are a few things I’ve been up to. As part of the #KidsNeedMentors program, I partnered with teacher Jane Chalifoux and her third grade students at Mills Pond Elementary. After a year… Read more »
I love doing school visits and meeting amazing students, teachers, librarians, and staff! In the past couple of months I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with students in New York, Connecticut, and Wisconsin. These young readers are the reason I write books! Jumping for joy in Castleton, NY for their Read Over Sleep Over event… Read more »
Wowee zowee! I’m so excited to learn that Jasmine Toguchi Drummer Girl won the Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award for Transitional Fiction! A big thank you to Blue Crab committee and the Maryland Librarian Association for this wonderful honor!
Treat or Treaters! Jasmine Toguchi for Halloween Fun
Looking for fun, kid-friendly, readerly treats to share for Halloween? Check out Trick or Treaters for a bagful of spooky and not-so-spooky fun! (art by Kevin Atteberry) Look for Jasmine Toguchi and a story to snatch, along with a daruma fun craft to download and share! Click on illustration below. Art by the fabulous Elizabeth… Read more »
Jasmine Toguchi at the L.A. Zoo!
Oh what a fabulous event at the Los Angeles Zoo! Many thanks to Robin Savoian, Associate Director Development, Safari Society for coordinating a truly spectacular morning. Thanks also to the staff, keepers (particularly senior keeper, Rose Legato), volunteers, and all the people who came out for the event! The morning started off with a delicious… Read more »
The Silver Unicorn in Acton, MA
Thank you to Paul Swydan and family, and the wonderful staff at The Silver Unicorn Bookstore for welcoming me and Kara LaReau to their store. We had a blast chatting with the audience about our chapter book series, answering questions, and signing our books! Me with awesome store owner, Paul Swydan Talking about daruma… Read more »
Jasmine Toguchi Flamingo Keeper Launch at Bank Square Books
Sending out love and gratitude to my indie, Bank Square Books, for hosting all three of my Jasmine Toguchi book launches! July 28 was my launch for book 4 of the chapter book series, Flamingo Keeper! *Amazing daruma and flamingo cookies by Carried Away Cakery! ** If you’d like personalized/signed copies of any of the… Read more »
Eight Cousins Books in Cape Cod
I had a wonderful time at Eight Cousins Books in Falmouth, MA on July 17. I loved the store and the staff, and their very cool alphabet chair. From L to R: Jasmine Toguchi, Sara, Rosie, Tasha, Mary Fran, Lizzy, Audrie, and me! The best part, as always, was meeting readers and their families. BONUS:… Read more »