Thursday, January 17, 2013

Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta

Nighttime Ninja

by Barbara DaCosta

Late at night, when all is quiet and everyone is asleep, a ninja creeps silently through the house in search of treasure.  Soon he reaches his ultimate goal and gets a big surprise!  Will the nighttime ninja complete his mission?  This is an adventure-filled story about the power of play and imagination.
  • Nighttime Ninja is one of Publisher's Weekly's "Best Children's Illustrated Books 2012"
  • Starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly and Booklist
  • Horn Book "Book of the Week"
Available at bookstores and online. Signed copies available at Wild Rumpus Books and Once Upon a Crime.


Barbara DaCosta writes for children and adults alike. Her children's picture book debut is Nighttime Ninja, illustrated by Caldecott Award-winning artist Ed Young (Little, Brown 2012) . Her debut as a mystery writer came with the short story "Cabin 6" in the anthology Resort to Murder, edited by Minnesota Crime Wave. 

Meanwhile, she's putting the finishing touches on her novel Death by the Depot—the tale of a murder, the search for a missing man, and the uncovering of a nest of crime at a nursing home—features Thea Franco, a hardworking, overly curious, detail-oriented researcher with a stable of quirky clients---divas, dealers, teachers, historians, waitresses, and lawyers. Sometimes, though, Thea finds she’s taken on way more than she can handle….

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DaCosta's stories for adults have appeared in anthologies such as "Cabin 6" in Resort to Murder: Thirteen Tales of Mystery (Nodin Press, 2007) and "For Want of Some Gloves," in Why Did Santa Leave a Body (North Star Press, 2010).


Little, Brown Young Readers

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