Teeny Sweeney and the Mustache Cash (April of 2018)
Third-grader Teeny Sweeney has been one-upped by seemingly perfect Amanda Mayweather too many times. When their teacher assigns a project to create a business plan, Teeny knows she’s destined for success. After all, with two entrepreneurs as parents, business sense is in her blood! The best laid plans, though, often go awry. Teeny will have to learn that God’s plan is one she can always trust, and that with prayer it is possible to love everyone—even Amanda Mayweather. With Teeny, young readers will learn that even when things don’t seem to work out, you can always trust God’s plan.
Theodore Howard wants a white flag. The kind of white flag that will show Riverwood Elementarys biggest bully, Theos given up on ever surviving the fourth grade, and achieving his dream of becoming a real-life astronaut. But, Theos seemingly pathetic future gets a glimmer of hope in the form of a very talkative weenie dog named Axel. Theo learns that his best friend on four legs, is actually an alien from the planet Doglin, and just when he begins warming up to the idea of having an alien for a best friend, Axel is kidnapped by two cats from the planet Catlat. Theo chases after Axel and his kidnappers embarking on an adventure he could have never imagined.
Silver Benjamin Franklin Award for Teeny Sweeney and the Mustache Cash, 2019