Tamson Weston Library

I have a broad range of interests and have acquired and edited a large variety of books over the course of my career, for all ages and in all formats. Here is a small sampling of books I have worked on.

Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex

“...fresh, creative, and funny, with just enough gory detail to cause a few gasps.School Library Journal Starred Review
Readers will relish every gross and hilarious entry in this monstrous menu of misadventures.Starred Review from Kirkus

Billy Twitters and his Ble Whale Problem

Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Whale Problem by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Adam Rex

Definitely funny and slyly subversive.Kirkus Starred Review.
One of the Bank Street’s 40 books of the last 40 years.
Irma Simonton Black Award-Winner.


Cyrano by Geraldine McCaughrean

The timeless love story, tenderly told in plain poetry, will thrill teens….Booklist Starred Review

Food Hates You Too

Food Hates You, Too
by Robert Weinstock

Goofy, mildly disturbing, almost always funny fare.Fuse #8
This is a Winner that kids will love.School Library Journal


PSSST! by Adam Rex

A gleefully postmodern romp.Kirkus Starred Review.
A very funny excursion.Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Super Chicken Nugget Boy

The Super Chicken Nugget Boy
series by Josh Lewis

…lighthearted and full of adventure and fantasy, and the chicken-nugget hero will appeal to a variety of readers.“  School Library Journal

Oh No!

Oh No!
by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Dan Santat

2010 Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Silver Medalist
One of Huffington Post’s  10 best picture books of the year
Starred reviews in Kirkus and Publishers Weekly

Putting Makeup On Dead People by Jen Violi

Putting Makeup on Dead People by Jen Violi

Shortlisted for the PNBA Award

“A book that looks at death and reveals much about life.” Kirkus


by Charise Mericle Harper

As per the usual Charise Mericle Harper fare, this is just fun fun fun. Deliciously so.Fuse #8

Bow Wow Bugs A Bug

Bow Wow Bugs A Bug by Mark Newgarden & Megan Cash

Thoroughly inspired.Kirkus Starred Review
2008 Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Gold Medalist