Peanut, Butter, & Crackers in the UK!

I’m happy to announce all three of the books in the Peanut, Butter, & Crackers kidlit graphic novel series are now available for UK readers thanks to publisher Nosy Crow!

I enjoyed revisiting these characters and expanding their stories a bit. Not only do these editions have new covers, which I love, but they have lots of extra fun content, including a new eight-page comic in each.

It’s also been really exciting to see how young readers in the UK have been reacting to these editions of Peanut, Butter, & Crackers. Here is some of the media coverage we’ve received. Including a wonderful review on the BBC’s audio channel by a young reader and now a new fan.

It’s also been really awesome to see copies of Peanut, Butter, & Crackers in the wild in different parts of the UK – including London and Dublin!

Thanks for all of your support during this awesome journey. Just the other day, I saw an Instagram post from a reviewer in Thailand. Wonder what part of the world Peanut, Butter, & Crackers will be next 🙂

Exciting News!

Hey PBC fans! I hope you and your fur babies have been well. The inspirations for Peanut, Butter, and Crackers—my own Charlie, Otis, and Buddy Barker—have been enjoying road trips in our camper van. We even got the chance to drive through the super bloom in Southern California in March. An awe-inspiring color event.

In PBC news, the first book in the series, PUPPY PROBLEMS, won this year’s Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award in April. Woohoo! Beverly Clearly was and remains an icon in children’s literature. And to make matters even cooler, hundreds of students voted for Puppy Problems to be given the prize. I am honored and touched that my book on friendship and acceptance resonated with these young readers.

Also, this year, thanks to children’s book publisher, Nosy Crow, even more children will be able to enjoy the mishaps and adventures of our favorite furry friends. That’s because Nosy Crow is publishing special editions of the graphic novel series for children in the United Kingdom to read. Yay! Plus, check out the new fun cover for PUPPY PROBLEMS! Not only do these editions have new covers but there are lots of extra fun things in these books, including a brand new 8-page comic story in each. It was great to get the chance to revisit these characters and expand their stories a little.

Peanut, Butter, and Crackers will also be participating in a social media campaign in June with Nosy Crow to promote empathy. Each book in the series discusses the importance of empathy, our ability to see and understand each other’s experiences. It’s a super power we should all build, and graphic novels are a great way to strengthen our empathy because they transport us to subjects we may never have delved into if it weren’t for the captivating drawings and the often deeply personal storylines. I hope to you see you on social media getting the word out on empathy.

In the meantime, as always, send in your photos of Peanut, Butter, and Crackers in the wild. We’d love to see them!

Why We Love Graphic Novels

Sketch of Peanut, Butter, and Crackers characters
I wrote a guest blog post for Teen Librarian Toolbox at School Library Journal on a topic dear to my heart: graphic novels 🥰

Graphic novels transport us to subjects we may never have delved into if it weren’t for the captivating drawings and the often deeply personal storylines.

Source: Why We Love Graphic Novels, a guest post by Paige Braddock