On even days, Lyla Marks uses the same practice room. To Tripp, she’s trying to become even more perfect—she’s already a straight-A student and an award-winning cellist. But when Lyla begins leaving notes for him in between the strings of the guitar, his life intersects with hers in a way he never expected.
What starts as a series of snippy notes quickly blossoms into the sharing of interests and secrets and dreams, and the forging of a very unlikely friendship.
Challenging each other to write songs, they begin to connect, even though circumstances threaten to tear them apart.
- Guitar Notes (Egmont USA, 2012)
- Edgar Allan’s Official Crime Investigation Notebook (Holiday House, 2010), a mystery for ages 7-10
- Invisible Lines (Egmont USA, 2009), a novel for ages 10 and up
- The Chicken of the Family (Putnam, 2008), a picture book for ages 4 and up
- Please Write in this Book (Holiday House, 2006), a chapter book for ages 6-10
- The Naked Mole-Rat Letters (Holiday House, 2005), a novel for ages 9-12
- The Word Eater (Holiday House, 2000), a novel for ages 8-12
- Take the Mummy and Run: The Riot Brothers are on a Roll (Holiday House, 2009)
- Stinky and Successful: The Riot Brothers Never Stop! (Holiday House, 2007)
- Drooling and Dangerous: The Riot Brothers Return! (Holiday House, 2006)
- Snarf Attack, Underfoodle, and the Secret of Life: The
Riot Brothers Tell All
(Holiday House, 2004)
- The Chicken of the Family
Book, lyrics and music by Mary Amato and Richard Washer
- The Riot Brothers
- Numerous shadow-theater plays