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Publication Order of Dorothy and Toto Books

Dorothy and Toto the Disappearing Picnic (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dorothy and Toto The Hunt for the Perfect Present (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dorothy and Toto: What's Your Name? (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dorothy and Toto Little Dog Lost (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jasmine Toguchi Books

Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jasmine Toguchi, Brave Explorer (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jasmine Toguchi, Peace-Maker (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jasmine Toguchi, Bridge Builder (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of My Furry Foster Family Books

Apple and Annie, the Hamster Duo (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Betty the Bearded Dragon (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buttons the Kitten (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Truman the Dog (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toby The Dog (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kingston the Great Dane (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murray the Ferret (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roo the Rabbit (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tiki the Cockatoo (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Keep It Together, Keiko Carter (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet and Sour (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Is How I Roll (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Activity Books

China : Over 40 Activities to Experience China - Past and Present (With: Jim Caputo) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Japan : Over 40 Activities to Experience Japan - Past and Present (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Debbi Michiko Florence is a published author of fiction.

She is known for writing stories for younger readers. She has authored series such as the Jasmine Toguchi series of chapter books, which has made several selected lists and won a Cybils Award.

Debbi is a Japanese-American, the third generation in her family. She originally grew up in California, where she was born. Today she is married and resides with her husband in Connecticut along with their pets.

She is known for writing various books for young readers. She wrote Keep It Together, Keiko Carter for middle school students. The 2020 book is a fun and light read from Scholastic that readers attempting chapter books and want relatable stories will enjoy! The second novel to follow this up is a companion and was released in 2021 from Scholastic. It is titled Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai. Check out these books and see what you think!

Keiko Carter was a finalist for the New England Book Award and was a selection for the Junior Library Guild’s Gold Standard. Her Jasmine Toguchi: Mochi Queen book ended up being a selection from the Junior Library Guild as well as a pick by Amazon for their recommendations for Best Children’s Books. It was the winner of the Nerdy Book Club Award and was named one of the Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of the Year. It also made the Amelia Bloomer List and was nominated for a Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award and a Nutmeg Book Award.

Her Jasmine Toguchi: Drummer Girl book also did well. It was the winner of a Cybils Award, Maryland Blue Crab Award, and Nerdy Book Club Award. It was a selection for the Junior Library Guild as well as the CCBC Choices List. It was named to the ‘Best of the Best Books’ by the Chicago Public Library and was picked as one of the top 100 Progressive Books for Children by Romper.

Her book Jasmine Toguchi: Flamingo Keeper continued the series and also received attention. It was named to the Best of the Best Books List by the Chicago Public Library and was a selection of the Junior Library Guild. Her series My Furry Foster Family debuted in 2019 with Apple and Annie, the Hamster Duo. The fourth book in the series, ‘Truman the Dog’, was named to the Best of the Best Books list by the Chicago Public Library. It also was nominated in Florida for the Sunshine State’s Young Readers Award Jr. and an OTTER Award.

In addition to being an author, Debbi has also had the pleasure of speaking at various conferences. She has been a feature speaker on panels as well as at book festivals. She enjoys sharing what she knows about writing with others and teaching writing workshops for adults and children. She also really enjoys going on author visits to various libraries and schools around the country. The author is also proud to serve on The Highlights Foundation faculty.

Debbi likes to write books for children and is known for her Jasmine Toguchi series of chapter books released from Farrar Straus Giroux. The main character of Jasmine Toguchi is just another student that likes to have fun and use her imagination in her free time!

The author has been employed as everything from a zoo educator to a teacher in a classroom to an outdoor educator and what she calls a ‘raptor rehabilitator’.

Keep It Together, Keiko Carter is a 2020 novel from Debbi Michiko Florence. If you have a child that is around middle school age and is reading chapter books, get them a copy of this book to entertain them!

According to the main character of this book, a young girl named Keiko, seventh grade is where it’s supposed to all turn around. She knows that she has everything that she needs to start the school year off right and isn’t worried at all. She’s got her best friends Jenna and Audrey with her to support her and do everything together. They can go shopping for new clothes to wear, scope out the best spot to sit for lunch, and do fun things once school is out like go to the bubble tea place in town.

The three of them are always ready for anything. They’ve been close for so long that there’s no question that they’ll go through everything together, and that includes seventh grade. That’s what Keiko thinks, anyway. But Audrey suddenly thinks that all of them seem to require boyfriends by their side, and it needs to be done prior to the arrival of the Fall Ball.

All of the friends are used to hanging together all of the time, but now the three of them have a rift. Jenna’s tired of Audrey thinking that she should call the shots, and Keiko is placed in the middle. It’s the last place that she wants to be, but what can she do with the two of them not even talking?

Keiko is crushing on a guy and dreaming of her first kiss, even as her friends are starting to slip away. Could their friendship crumble away and never come back? She feels torn between the two and doesn’t want this to come between them. With middle school to handle, can Keiko get her friends to reunite or will she simply have to move on? Read this book to find out!

Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai is the followup to ‘Keiko’ by Debbi Michiko Florence. Main character Jenna is devastated when winter break arrives and she gets dumped. That leads to the confirmation of what she found out when her parents split up, that it’s always a risk to enter into a relationship. Start one, and you guarantee that you’re trifling with potential disappointment.

She’s just going to spend the semester studying, even if she does see her ex at newspaper club. But she’s up against Elliott for a scholarship, and her BFF Keiko seems constantly involved with her boyfriend. Can she get to know the annoying but cute Rin Watanabe better and find out what the mystery is about, or is she about to spend the semester on her own? Read this book to find out!

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