In October 2019, Cardinal Rule Press released the book Cookie & Milk. The book was written by Michele McAvoy and illustrated by Jessica Gibson.
Michele toured New Jersey in the fall of 2019 for the official launch of the book. Teachers and families worldwide have fallen in love with the witty and sporty characters in this diverse picture book.
Cookie is a genius—Milk, a daredevil. Cookie loves math and science. Milk loves adventure and adrenaline. What could two little girls who are nothing alike possibly have in common? Follow this dynamic duo through their skateboard stunts and tubular-tastic surfs to discover what lies beneath true friendship. Michele McAvoy has created a genuine story that breaks stereotypes and is sure to entertain, excite, and endear young readers and parents alike.
About the Author
Michele McAvoy is an award-winning children’s book author from New Jersey. As a child, she read Judy Blume and drew Garfield comics. Now all grown-up, she loves bringing joy to children through her own stories.
About the Illustrator
Jessica Gibson is a self-taught professional illustrator based in Michigan who has been illustrating for children’s publishing since 2016. Besides picture books, her artwork has been featured in publications such as American Girl Magazine.
“Gibson’s simple, cartoon illustrations playfully remind girls that there are universal commonalities in sisterhood. Smart, sassy, supportive girl power to the max!” —Kirkus
Here are some details from Michele’s book release of Cookie & Milk, Everything from where she signed books to online podcast interviews.
10/05/2019 – Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival in Chappaqua, NY
11/02/2019 – Nerdcamp Long Island- Author Meet & Greet in Huntington, NY
12/10/2019 – NJASL Authors Alley in East Brunswick NJ
10/12/2019 – Watchung Booksellers
10/19/2019 – Books-A-Million
11/12/2019 – Barnes & Noble Marlton
11/16/2019 – Barnes & Noble East Brunswick
12/06/2019 – Barnes & Noble Menlo Mall
12/07/2019 – Barnes & Noble Monmouth mall
12/19/2019 – Barnes & Noble Menlo Mall
01/25/2020 – The Curious Reader
01/31/2020 – Barnes & Noble Princeton
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