I’m so glad you dropped by!

I’m Melissa Wiley, author of more than twenty books for kids, including:

The Prairie Thief
Fox and Crow Are Not Friends
Inch and Roly, an early reader series
• the Martha and Charlotte Little House books

My new middle-grade novel, The Nerviest Girl in the World, will be published by Knopf in August 2020.
(It’s available for preorder now!)

I’ve been blogging about my family’s reading life and tidal homeschooling adventures at Here in the Bonny Glen since 2005. I’m @melissawiley on Twitter and @melissawileybooks on Instagram. Let’s connect!

On the Blog

Prairie Thief readaloud replay links

If you missed any of this week’s Prairie Thief readaloud sessions, you can catch up here! I’ll continue reading the book on Instagram Live every day at 4pm EDT/1pm PDT. Follow me @

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It’s Friday, I think

My Homebound conference Prairie Thief readaloud this week has been a lot of fun. I love the first few minutes when the chat is open, and families pour into the Zoom room and greet …

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Things I did this week when I wasn’t obsessively scrolling the news

Ha, joke’s on me! I wrote this post yesterday morning and left it sitting in drafts, awaiting photos. Went out to putter in the garden and took a spill jumping from the raised bed …

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Introducing Pearl, The Nerviest Girl in the World!