This week we to talk Julie Sternberg, a middle grade author living in Brooklyn who writes charming stories about everyday kids.
Julie is the author of the best-selling LIKE PICKLE JUICE ON A COOKIE; its sequels LIKE BUG JUICE ON A BURGER and LIKE CARROT JUICE ON A CUPCAKE; THE TOP-SECRET DIARY OF CELIE VALENTINE series; and the picture book BEDTIME AT BESSIE AND LIL’S.
Her books have received many accolades, including: LIKE PICKLE JUICE ON A COOKIE is a Gryphon Award winner and a Texas Bluebonnet Award finalist; LIKE BUG JUICE ON A BURGER is a Gryphon Honor Book, a Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Nominee, and an Illinois Monarch Award Finalist; and LIKE CARROT JUICE ON A CUPCAKE was named An Amazon Best Book of 2014 for kids ages 6-8. The JUICE series as a whole has been named to the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books’ Stellar Series List.
Before becoming a writer, Julie worked as a public interest lawyer. She graduated from Princeton University with highest honors and holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School.
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Things we mention (or forget to mention) that you should check out:
- Julie’s middle grade novel Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie, which is book one of the JUICE series.
- Julie’s mailing list! Join now and get “Really, You’ll Like These,” her list of ten fabulous children’s books that somehow never make it onto standard top-ten lists.
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