Neighborhood Sharks is now available for Pre-Order!

Every September the great white sharks return to San Francisco. While their 800,000 human neighbors dine on steak, salad, and sandwiches, the white sharks hunt for their favorite meal... But HOW do they do it? Katherine's author/illustrator debut swims into stores September 30, 2014!

Neighborhood Sharks

How do California’s Farallon white sharks hunt their favorite prey? Katherine’s debut book, out from Roaring Brook Press in Fall 2014.

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EX2HB_3D_CoverWEBThe Expeditioners

The adventure continues in the second book in the series! Hitting stores in September 2014. By S. S. Taylor, illustrated by Katherine Roy.

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The Expeditioners

Full of kid power, clues, codes and maps, the first novel in the Expeditioners series! By S. S. Taylor, illustrated by Katherine Roy.

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Buried Beneath Us

Where did the people of ancient America succeed, and where did they fail? By Anthony Aveni, illustrated by Katherine Roy.

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Advance Praise for Neighborhood Sharks

  • Roy’s book will fully examine the sometimes chilling, always fascinating details of what makes this animal a predator... The explanations are thorough, even, and informative and benefit from excellent analogies (in both text and illustration). 
    —Danielle J. Ford, The Horn Book (starred review)
  • For this debut picture book, the author joined researchers who tag and follow these sharks, and she's distilled their findings in a way that's sure to attract young readers... Full of the eww factor, up-to-date facts and kid appeal, this splendid, gory introduction is not for the faint of heart! 
    —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • The action-packed illustrations, rendered in watercolor and pencil with some digital work, are both accurate and captivating. Pair this one with Gail Gibbons’s Sharks (Holiday House, 1992) or Seymour Simon’s Incredible Sharks (Chronicle, 2003). ✭ 
    —Martha Rico, School Library Journal (starred review)
  • Consider Ms. Roy a debut to watch.
    —Betsy Bird, SLJ Blog