The authorial adventures of Lana Krumwiede, author, avid reader, and board game enthusiast from Richmond, Virginia.

        The Psi Chronicles published by Candlewick Press:


Also from Candlewick Press:

JUST ITZY (for ages 4 through 7)


Praise for TRUE SON: 

School Library Journal: “Good dystopian lit for middle schoolers is hard to come by and the ‘PSI Chronicles’ continue to be quick paced and thought-provoking. Verdict for librarians who haven’t already purchased this series, now’s the time. A great addition to most middle school collections.”

Kirkus: “Those anticipating the conclusion of the trilogy will not be disappointed.”


New York Times: “Krumwiede and Pizzoli have taken the old spider finger-song and put it on steroids. The result is a wacky, hip story about gaining independence.”

Kirkus: “combines nursery rhymes and folk songs about spiders with a first-day-of-school story about not giving up offers a little something for everyone. . . . Spidery good fun with a can-do message!”

School Library Journal: “Savvy readers will want to tap their prior knowledge of spiders from stories of Miss Muffet, the Old Lady who swallowed a fly, and a harrowing tale of a waterspout climb.”


Kirkus: “This sequel to Freakling (2012) offers a solid story and character development that can be enjoyed by fans of dystopia whether or not they’ve read the first installment.”

School Library Journal: “The action never flags . . . Krumwiede has done a masterful job of creating and sustaining suspense.”


Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books: “Reminiscent of Le Guin’s Gifts or Lowry’s The Giver in its moral curiosity and understated complexity, this debut novel builds to a startling, satisfying resolution that opens up to a new universe of possibilities that readers will be eager to imagine. Looking for a dystopia book that runs a little younger than the usual suspects? Look no further.”

Margaret Peterson Haddix: “Freakling is that perfect combination of thought-provoking and entertaining. Readers will marvel at Taemon’s world and thrill with him as he discovers his own powers, limitations—and choices. What an impressive debut for Lana Krumwiede!”