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Ammi-Joan Paquette


Ammi-Joan Paquette

Ammi-Joan (A.J.) Paquette spent her formative years moving from place to place, which left her with an insatiable curiosity about the wide world and everything in it. A voracious reader since early childhood, she's thrilled to now be able to share her stories with readers everywhere. She lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts, where she balances her own writing and her day job as a literary agent. Visit her on the web at

Ammi-Joan Paquette

Books by Ammi-Joan Paquette

by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson - Children's, Children's 8-12, Game Books, History, Mystery, Nature

Welcome to TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE: HISTORIES AND MYSTERIES! You know the game: Every story in this book is strange and astounding, but one out of every three is an outright lie. Can you guess which stories are the facts and which are the fakes? It’s not going to be easy. Some false stories are based on truth, and some of the true stories are just plain unbelievable! Don’t be fooled by the photos that accompany each story --- it’s going to take all your smarts and some clever research to root out the alternative facts.

Written by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson with illustrations by Lisa K. Weber. - Animals , Children's, Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, Game Books, Nature, Nonfiction, Science

Did you know that there is a fungus that can control the mind of an ant and make it do its bidding? Would you believe there is such a thing as a corpse flower --- a 10-foot-tall plant with a blossom that smells like a zombie? How about a species of octopus that doesn’t live in water but rather lurks in trees in the Pacific Northwest? Every story in this book is strange and astounding. But not all of them are real. Can you guess which? Amaze yourself and trick your friends as you sort out the fakes from the facts!

Written by Ammi-Joan Paquette with illustrations by Adam Record - Children's 3-7, Fantasy, Fiction, Holiday

Follow a child on a most magical night as she looks for the source of the sound that woke her up. In a lively, cumulative story full of page-turn reveals, all is not what it seems. While the little girl searches the house, she encounters some unexpected new friends. But the biggest surprise is sure to come last!

by Ammi-Joan Paquette - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

Princess Juniper might have conquered her challenges up in the Hourglass Mountains, but back home in Torr, chaos reigns. The castle has been invaded. Juniper’s father, King Regis, is behind bars. And all his loyal subjects are imprisoned along with him. Juniper and her friends must find a way to rescue their kingdom! But how? With tricks and spies, secrets and lies piling up at every turn, the friends are in more danger than ever. But Juniper won’t let that stop her! As Crown Princess, it’s up to her to lead the way and figure out how to save her home and her father.

by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Lesley Breen Withrow - Animals , Children's 2-4, Holiday

Are you ready to climb aboard the Bunny Bus? Up one hill. Down another. Come join the eager troop of animal friends as they bounce along to the Easter Parade.

by Ammi-Joan Paquette - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Friendship, Science Fiction
Juniper arrives at the Anju settlement just as the tribe members are about to begin ritual trials to select their next leader. Juniper, whose mother had been next in line for the Anju throne, throws her own hat in the ring. As she competes, however, she must answer the question that's been tugging at her heart: Does she want to rule the Anju because they are her mother's people, or does she have less noble intentions in mind?
by Ammi-Joan Paquette - Youth Fiction

For her thirteenth nameday all Princess Juniper wants is a country of her own. So when rumblings of unrest start in his kindgom, Juniper's father decides to grant his daughter's wish and sends her to a small, idyllic corner of the Hourglass Mountains until trouble blows over. Once there, Juniper discovers that ruling a small country is a bit harder than she'd expected.

by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Joy Ang - Children's, Fiction, Friendship, Juvenile Fiction

Petey is enjoying a peaceful afternoon when his good friend Pru starts to cause trouble. Petey reacts in turn, and before long, things have escalated from a scuffle to a true hullabaloo! This story about the true meaning of friendship is packed with excitement and vocabulary-expanding words that are fun to say and thrilling to master.