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#Giveaway Review Interview STICKER GIRL by Janet Tashjian @JanetTashjian @MacKidsBooks 10.24

I received this book at no cost from the publisher or author.

Sticker Girl by Janet Tashjian, Inga Wilmink
ISBN: 1627793356
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) on October 11th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy & Magic, Fiction, Friendship, Middle Grade
Pages: 176
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher



Sticker Girl
by Janet Tashjian & Inga Wilmink
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Release Date: October 11th 2016
Genre: Middle Grade, Children
Rate: 4 stars
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Martina Rivera has a remarkable imagination. But with two extroverted brothers at home, she’s always struggled to make a big impression on those around her. Life soon takes an exciting turn when Martina discovers the secret power of her sticker collection: They come to life! Among her magical sticker friends are Craig, a rambunctious talking cupcake; Nora, a karaoke-singing ladybug; and Lucinda, a very sleepy fairy. Will her new sticker friends help her overcome her shyness? Or will they get Martina in lots of trouble? Or both?! It’s time to meet Sticker Girl!

Bonus feature: sticker sheet featuring all the magic stickers from Book 1 packaged with the book!

Martina has just moved to a new school and is super shy.  When her father returns from a business trip bearing gifts for the whole family, he brings her back a sheet of stickers.  Her whole life revolves around stickers, so this pleases Martina to no end.  These are no ordinary stickers but are wonderfully magical!  The stickers help her overcome her shyness and become more confident in her life.  As the stickers come to life, they encourage her to make friends and be more courageous.
The story is very accessible for children that are just mastering chapter books and it has a very positive message about overcoming fears.  I loved it when Martina realizes that she doesn’t need the stickers to have friends and she becomes secure in the fact that she doesn’t have to be shy anymore.  This is the beginning to a new and promising series. The adorable artwork  that goes along with the story is a wonderful addition.

What is on your nightstand?  

Trashed by Derf Backderf, The Mandibles by Lionel Shriver, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, The Girls by Emma Cline, and Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein.

What author would you totally fan? 

There are so many, but certainly Naomi Klein and Don Winslow.

What makes you cringe? 

People wasting water.

Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow? 

OMG, never. I have a basic idea in my head of where the story goes, but I love to be surprised, the same way a reader is. It’s much more fun that way.

Is there a word you love to use? 

I keep trying to use Captain but spelled Cap’n like in Cap’n Crunch but haven’t found a place for it yet.

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Janet Tashjian is a middle-grade and young adult novelist who’s been writing books for children for fifteen years. Her first novel Tru Confessions was made into a critically acclaimed Disney TV movie starring Clara Bryant and Shia LaBeouf. The Gospel According to Larry is a cult favorite and Fault Line is taught in many middle and high schools. Her novels My Life As a Book, My Life As a Stuntboy, and My Life As a Cartoonist are all illustrated by her teenage son, Jake. Their collaboration continues with Einstein the Class Hamster coming in August.
Janet lives with her family in Los Angeles, enjoying her respite from the long Boston winters. When she isn’t writing, she’s rewriting.

Janet has been doing school visits for fifteen years; you can email her at for details.




  1. Sherry Compton says

    I haven’t read them, but they look really cute. I like the magic stickers and think my granddaughter would love this.

  2. danielle hammelef says

    This book sounds like it carries an excellent message for all the kids who are shy or are having difficulty with their self-confidence (or both). Excellent idea and I wish i’d had this for my daughter when she was younger. It’s going to help many kids through growing pains.