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Cover Reveal: The 11:11 Wish by Kim Tomsic

Today the American Library Conference in Chicago begins. It is the one of those rare times when casual observers can watch librarians running around like crazed chickens with their heads cut off. Tis a glorious sight. That said, I’d bet good money that a bunch of you are not attending and are, instead, in desperate need of a good cover reveal. One from, say, 2018. For you, my lucky readers, I provide. Better still, I’m giving you a debut author. How’s that for cheeky?

Meet Kim Tomsic. She writes for the blog Bookshelf Detective and is yet another SCBWI success story.  Now meet her book, The 11:11 Wish.  Now read this testimonial from, what else?, a librarian:

“Kim Tomsic’s debut, THE 11:11 WISH, is a delightful, magic-infused romp that will make you wince and cheer for Megan Meyers as she navigates new friendships and learns what it means to be true to herself. Megan was a complete nerd, famous for snort-laughing at her old school, but a new school offers her a chance to start over fresh. Armed with internet advice on making friends, she vows to take the school by storm, but when her plan fizzles on the first day, she resorts to magic. She makes a wish on an enchanted cat clock, and to her astonishment, the wish comes true! But magic always has a cost, and she soon discovers the real price of having her wishes granted. Megan learns the hard way that there’s no shortcut to true friendship and honesty is the best kind of magic. THE 11:11 WISH is perfect for readers struggling to find their own voice in the tricky social landscape of middle school.” Ida Olson, Library Media Specialist

Don’t take it personally, authors, but I trust librarians. I really do.

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for . . . the cover reveal!


You can never, ever, go wrong with blue and yellow.

Thanks to Kim for the debut!

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Thank you, Besty! Have fun in Chicago!

  2. Beautiful!

  3. Woohoo!!! I can’t wait to have my very own copy!!