Airball: My Life in Briefs


Daisy Diaz Shakes Up Camp

Roaring Brook Press (hardcover)

Square Fish (paperback)

Kirby Nickel loves basketball. He loves watching basketball. He loves talking about basketball. The only problem is he can't play basketball. But coach has a plan for Kirby and the supremely untalented seventh-grade team. It involves the guys playing nearly naked—only in their briefs. Maybe the so-called Stealth Sportswear (think: The Emperor's New Clothes) will really inspire the team. Maybe.
And maybe, just maybe, Kirby will find out who
his real father is.

”Harkrader offers an amusing, wholly affectionate portrayal of a small-town community's devotion to basketball and of a klutzy kid's success on the
court in spite of himself.”


Reading level: Ages 9-12

208 pages

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1596430600

Paperback ISBN: 978-0312373825

Kane Press

written by Lisa Harkrader, illustrated by John Nez

When Daisy Diaz bursts into camp, everything starts to change! But what about the bragging boys at the camp next door? What can Daisy do about them?

Reading Level: Ages 6–8; Interest Level: Grades 1–3

Trade Paperback; 32 pages

ISBN: 978-1-57565-292-4


“A romantic tale of vampires and magic from
award-winning author L.D. Harkrader.”

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Flannery Lane is tired of being protected by her
Uncle Anatole. After years of studying magic in the
back of his bookshop, she’s ready for adventure of
her own. Then one day, strange things start happening.
A burglar breaks into the butcher’s shop, stealing
nothing, but leaving the floors sparkling clean. Soon
the seamstress’s apprentice vanishes, leaving behind only
a shoe still laced at the top. Then Uncle Anatole disappears. That night, a young vampire hunter named Pascoe knocks urgently on the bookshop door. Pascoe insists there is a vampire lurking in nearby Blakely Hall, and Flan finds herself agreeing to help him. As Flanders tracks the vampire, she stumbles upon a secret that turns everything she thought she knew about Pascoe—and herself—upside down.

Reading Level: Ages 9-12

Hardcover, 256 pages

ISBN: 978-0786955022

The William Allen White Children’s Book Award, established in 1952 and voted on by kid readers, was the first state children’s choice award in the country.