Sarah Beth Durst

Books for Kids:

EvenandOdd

Even and Odd
by Sarah Beth Durst
a middle-grade fantasy novel
from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Clarion Books

Coming June 2021!

A half-magic girl learns about heroism and taking action when she and her sister confront a wizard who endangers others for her own gain.

Even and Odd are sisters who share magic. Lately, though, it seems like that's the only thing they have in common. Odd doesn't like magic, and Even practices it every chance she gets, dreaming of the day she'll be ready to be a hero.

When the hidden border between the mundane world the sisters live in and the magical land they were born in shuts abruptly, the girls are trapped, unable to return home. With the help of a unicorn named Jeremy, they discover a wizard is diverting magic from the border to bolster her own power. Families are cut off from each other on both sides of the border, and an ecological disaster is brewing. But the wizard cares nothing for the calamitous effects her appropriation of magic is having. Someone has to do something to stop her, and Even realizes she can no longer wait until she's ready: she needs to be a hero now.

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Catalyst

Catalyst
a middle-grade fantasy novel
available now from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Clarion Books

 

Booklist (Starred Review)

  An Amazon Best Book of June 2020

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Spark

Spark
a middle-grade fantasy novel
available now from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Clarion Books

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Summer 2019 Kids Indie Next
Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Nominee
Nebraska Golden Sower Award Nominee
Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Nominee
A Mighty Girl 2019 Book of the Year List
An Amazon Best Book of May 2019

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The Stone Girl's Story

The Stone Girl's Story
a middle-grade fantasy novel
available now from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Clarion Books

Kirkus (Starred Review)
Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Finalist
A Cybils Award Finalist

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Journey Across the Hidden Islands

Journey Across the Hidden Islands
a middle-grade fantasy novel
available now from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Clarion Books

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The Girl Who Could Not Dream

The Girl Who Could Not Dream
a middle-grade fantasy novel
available now from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Clarion Books

Kirkus (Starred Review)
School Library Journal (Starred Review)
Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award 3rd Place Winner
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Finalist

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Out of the Wild

Out of the Wild
Sequel to Into the Wild
a middle-grade fantasy novel
available now from Penguin Young Readers / Razorbill

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Into the Wild

Into the Wild
a middle-grade fantasy novel
available now from Penguin Young Readers / Razorbill

Andre Norton Nebula Award Finalist
Cybils F/SF Award Finalist
  Missouri Truman Readers Award Nominee
Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Nominee

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    Picture Books:

Roar and Sparkles Go to School

Roar and Sparkles Go to School
a picture book by Sarah Beth Durst
illustrated by Ben Whitehouse
available now from Hachette /
Running Press Kids

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    Star Wars:

Star Wars The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark

Star Wars The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark
a middle grade anthology
edited by Jennifer Heddle
including my short story, "Almost A Jedi"
coming August 2020
from Disney Lucasfilm Press

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