Every child about to enter middle school will be able to relate to this heart-warming, funny story. Anthony Pantaloni needs to figure out one thing he does wellaone thing that will replace the Antsy Pants nickname he got tagged with on the first day of fifth grade, one good thing he can "own" before moving up to middle school next year. It seems that every kid at Carpenter Elementary has a claim to fame: Marcus is Mr. Athletic, Alexis is Smart Aleck, Bethany has her horse obsession, and even Cory is known as the toughest kid in the school. Ant tries lots of things, but nothing sticks! It doesn't help that there are obstacles along the wayaa baton-twirling teacher, an annoying cousin, and Dad's new girlfriend, to name a few. Just One Thing! is chock full of hilarious adventures that will keep young readers cheering until the very end. For ages 8a12.
Nancy Viau is the author of five picture books and several middle-grade novels, including the Schiffer title Just One Thing! (a 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year). A former teacher and kid-at-heart, she often visits elementary schools to share her journey to publication and the writing process. Nancy works as a seasonal assistant librarian, and when not reading or writing, she searches for adventure at home and abroad. Timothy Young has been an animator, puppet maker, toy designer, sculptor, art director, and graphic designer. He is the author/illustrator of The Angry Little Puffin. His favorite part of being an author is traveling to schools and talking to kids.