Kate Walden Directs: Night of the Zombie Chickens
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
“…Zombie Chickens is an original take on friendship between girls and middle-school angst. Fans of Wendy Mass, Sharon Draper, and Rebecca Stead will appreciate this clever and quirky piece of realistic fiction.”
"Debut author Mata has an unerring ear for tween dialogue...There is humor and a great deal of warmth in this clean read."
"A novel that is wickedly fun and gently thematic..."
Kate Walden Directs: Bride of Slug Man
"Populating her novel with smart kids navigating tricky social situations, Mata crafts a nifty entertainment for the post-Mean Girls generation...Shining brightest of all is Kate herself, a character so often mistreated in books such as these...The author perfectly captures a girl who is young, ambitious, smart, but still willing to learn...Smart, funny and slick."
"...There are solid gold nuggets of insight here regarding the miscues, motivations, and minefields of seventh-grade group dynamics, all related with a broadly appealing, self-deprecating wit...This has become a series to watch..."