Author bio

Nancy Viau


“Something is Bugging Samantha Hansen”


New Jersey


Nancy Viau is the author of the picture books First Snow, City Street Beat, Storm Song, Look What I Can Do!, and Pruett and Soo (forthcoming). Her middle-grade novels include: Just One Thing!, Beauty and Bernice, Samantha Hansen Has Rocks in Her Head, and Something is Bugging Samantha Hansen (forthcoming).

About "Something is Bugging Samantha Hansen"

Ten-year-old Samantha Hansen loves science! In the beginning of fourth grade, she never let a moment go by without talking about rocks. Now she’s back with a new obsession: insects! Upon learning that the local apiary is for sale, she goes into action to save the honey bees. Will her someday boyfriend Todd or her best friend Kelli be part of her plan? Will That Kid Richard get in the way? Sam’s lists of insect facts and funny thoughts highlight her quest to keep the bees in the community, the challenges she faces at school, and her ongoing struggle with her temper. Join Samantha as she looks to science for answers and does her part to change the world.