Books for Young Readers

Ingrid is best known for her debut novel Savvy, which received a Newbery Honor in 2009, as well as her two companion novels, Scumble and Switch. Each book follows the adventures of a different member of an extended family gifted with unique abilities when they turn thirteen. A short story was added to the 10th Anniversary Edition of Savvy in 2019. For now, the Savvy series is complete, with no more Savvy books in the works. Ingrid has instead been working on an all new novel--a stand-alone fantasy.

 

Check back for updates on new projects.

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Savvy

a Beaumont Family book

Mibs Beaumont is about to become a teenager. As if that weren’t scary enough, thirteen is when a Beaumont’s savvy strikes--and with one brother who causes hurricanes and another who creates electricity, it promises to be outrageous... and positively thrilling.

 

Newbery Honor Book

New York Times Bestseller

Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award

Oprah’s Reading List Pick

Al Roker's Book Club for Kids Pick

An ALA Notable Book for Children

Lamplighter Award

Judy Lopez Honor Award

Midwest Booksellers Association Honor Award

Andre Norton Nebula Award Nominee

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Nominee

A Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2008

A Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of 2008

Booklist “Top Ten First Novels for Youth 2008”

Booklinks “Lasting Connection 2008”

#1 Children’s Booksense Pick

Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start

Borders Original Voices Selection

Assoc of Booksellers for Children New Voices Pick

Kansas City Star Noteworthy Children’s Book

Chicago Tribune “Book Not to Miss” 2008

Bank Street College of Education: Best Books of the Year

Indie Choice Nominee: Best Young Adult Buzz Book

2014 Youth One Book, One Denver

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Honor Book

Nebraska Golden Sower Award Honor Book

Selected for Over 30 State Reading Lists

New York Public Library:

100 Best Books for Reading and Sharing

San Francisco Chronicle: 

Best Fiction Book for Young Readers

 

Scumble

a Beaumont Family book

Ledger Kale’s savvy is a total dud—all he does is make little things fall apart. So his parents decide it’s safe to head to Wyoming for a family wedding, where it’s soon revealed that Ledge’s savvy is much more powerful than anyone thought.

 

A Smithsonian Notable Book

Chicago Public Library 2010 - 

Best of the Best Books Selection

Independent Booksellers Kids' Next List

Amazon Top 10, Best of 2010

 

A 2011 Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Read

 

Nominated for the 2012 North Carolina Children’s Book Award

 

Master List selection,

2013 Massachusetts Book Award

 

Nominated for the

2013 Colorado Children’s Book Award

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Switch

a Beaumont Family book

Gypsy Beaumont has always been a whirly-twirly free spirit, so as her thirteenth birthday approaches, she hopes to get a magical ability that will let her fly, or dance up to the stars. Instead, she wakes up on her birthday with blurry vision . . . and starts seeing flashes of the future and past. But that's nothing compared to what's about to happen, when her savvy--and those of her other family members--suddenly switch to something new and different!

"Law has again told a story with

as much heart as creativity."

                   - School Library Journal 

"Readers will be caught up in this

snowy, magical adventure..."

 

- Booklist