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Cicada Symphony is Making a Buzz!

My book CICADA SYMPHONY, illustrated by Gareth Lucas and published by Albert Whitman, has received many accolades, honors, reviews, and awards! It sold out its first printing, and the reprint has fancy sticker bling on the front! Order your copy today!


  • 2024 ALA Notable Children's Book

  • 2024 Texas 2x2 Reading List

  • 2023 Chicago Public Library Best Informational Books for Younger Readers

  • 2023 Blueberry Honor Award

  • 2024 Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year

  • 2023 Best Children's Nonfiction Book, Imagination Soup

  • Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW: "Fliess informs while maintaining a light, adoring tone that reveals cicadas' remarkableness."


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