BookKid with Melissa Savage

BookKid is a book club for parents and kids lead by authors and booksellers.


December's Author is Melissa Savage.


Melissa Savage is a licensed therapist and a graduate of Hamline University’s MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Her debut novel, Lemons, acquired by Penguin Random House, was included on the Indie’s Introduce List for Winter/Spring 2017 and was also acquired by Barry Cunningham of Chicken House Books for simultaneous release in the U.K. and Commonwealth under the title Bigfoot, Tobin & Me. Her next novel, The Truth About Martians comes out Fall of 2018! Even thought she’s never seen a Bigfoot or a Martian in person, Melissa love to learn and write about the mysteries of cryptozoology for children. You can follow Melissa on her and Twitter @melissadsavage.



A boy and his best friends set out to discover the aliens who crash-landed next to their Roswell, New Mexico, farm in this charming novel packed with adventure and heart, perfect for fans of Ali Benjamin’s The Thing About Jellyfish and Jennifer L. Holm’s The Fourteenth Goldfish.

Mylo never really believed in Martians, unless they had a starring role in one of his comic books. But then a flying saucer crash-lands next to his Roswell, New Mexico, ranch, and he starts to hear voices–like someone is asking for his help.

With his best friend Dibs and crush Gracie by his side, and his Cracker Jack superhero membership card, a slingshot, and a small American flag–for peace–in tow, Mylo sets out on an epic adventure to investigate the crash and find the Martians. But he and his friends end up discovering more about the universe then they ever could have imagined.

Event date: 
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm