Doreen Cronin at The Book Stall

We're pleased to welcome DOREEN CRONIN, one of our favorite authors, back to The Book Stall on Thursday, May 11th at 4:30 p.m. to celebrate the release of her new middle grade book, "Cyclone".

Riding the Cyclone, the world famous Coney Island rollercoaster, was supposed to be the highlight of Nora’s summer. But right after they disembark, Nora’s cousin Riley falls to the ground…and doesn’t get up. Nora had begged and dragged Riley onto the ride, and no matter what the doctors say, that she had a heart condition, that it could have happened at any time, Nora knows it was her fault. Then, as Riley comes out of her coma, she’s not really Riley at all. The cousin who used to be loud and funny and unafraid now can’t talk, let alone go to the bathroom by herself. No, she’s only 10% Riley. Nora, guilt eating her up on the inside worse than a Coney Island hotdog, thinks she knows how to help. How to get 100% Riley back. But what Nora doesn’t realize is that the guilt will only get worse as that percentage rises.

Doreen Cronin is the author of "The Chicken Squad" series, her debut novel "Cyclone", and many other New York Times bestselling picture books, including "Click, Clack, Surprise!"; "Click, Clack, Ho, Ho, Ho"; "Click, Clack, Peep"; "Click, Clack, Boo!"; "Dooby Dooby Moo"; "Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure"; "Bounce"; "Wiggle"; "Duck for President"; "Giggle, Giggle, Quack"; and the Caldecott Honor Book "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type". She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at


Event date: 

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 4:30pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Cyclone Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481435253
Availability: On Our Shelves to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Atheneum Books - May 16th, 2017

Nora's whole world plummets faster than the Cyclone roller coaster when her cousin Riley falls into a coma that Nora thinks is her fault in this warm, big-hearted debut middle grade novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Doreen Cronin.