Mae Respico

Mae Respicio writes middle grade novels full of heart, humor, and hope. Her book, THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT, won the Asian/Pacific American Libraries Association Honor Award and was an NPR Best Book, and her titles have been on many “best books” and state reading lists. Mae’s forthcoming novel-in-verse is called ISABEL IN BLOOM (out 2024 from Random House Children’s Books). She lives with her husband, kids, rascally dog Riggs, and sweet pet rats Yogi and Crash in the suburban wild of Northern California.

A few of Mae’s books