A hilarious story of new-school hijinks, filled with friendship, family, and plenty of pranks--perfect for fans of Dork Diaries and Diary of a Wimpy Kid!
Meet Airi Sano. After spending her entire childhood moving from one military base to another, she's excited to be settling down for the long-term in Hawai'i. She's less excited about her new teacher, who’s determined to make Airi like school. But she's got a plan: prank her teacher so hard that she gives up on even trying to get Airi to do any work—especially any reading.
But Mrs. Ashton won’t give up, no matter what Airi does. Airi will need the help of her new classmates—who might even be her new friends—to get Mrs. Ashton to crack. It’s time . . . for a prank war!
With fun and funny black-and-white illustrations throughout, New School Skirmish
kicks off a brand-new series for readers to adore!Praise for Airi Sano, Prankmaster General: New School Skirmish:
“The ultimate prankster has arrived! Airi Sano is guaranteed to keep readers on their toes!” –Booki Vivat, New York Times bestselling author of the Frazzled series
September 20, 2022
Lexile: 600L | Fountas/Pinnell: W
originally hails from Southern California, but has spent the past decade on the East Coast. After attending NYU for a BS in media, culture, and communications, Zoe received an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College before returning to New York to work in publishing. Zoe currently works at Penguin Random House. When not writing, Zoe enjoys crafts, video games, and D&D. You can visit Zoe online at zoetokushige.com and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @zoetokushige. Jennifer Naalchigar
(she/her) is a British Japanese illustrator based in Hertfordshire, England. She has a love for quirky characters and enjoys experimenting with digital brushes. Jennifer can often be found listening to music and doodling with her tablet in a coffee shop. She also enjoys reading picture books to her kids and scanning anything she can get her hands on. After five years working as an art buyer for Oxford University Press, she decided that illustration was the career for her. You can follow Jennifer on Instagram @naalchidraws.
Praise for Airi Sano, Prankmaster General: New School Skirmish:
“The ultimate prankster has arrived! She’s clever, creative, and ready to cause a little trouble. With her scrappy attitude and an unlimited supply of classroom antics, Airi Sano is guaranteed to keep readers on their toes!” –Booki Vivat, New York Times bestselling author of the Frazzled series
“Zoe Tokushige’s debut novel is clever, heartfelt, and fun! Readers will fall in love with Airi Sano’s doodles, reports, and flair for pranks.” –Maia and Alex Shibutani, authors of the Kudo Kids series and Amazing: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Inspire Us All
“You’ll fall for the stupendous Airi and her hilarious hijinks!” –Remy Lai, award-winning author of Pie in the Sky
"Tokushige embeds her tale and its realistically multicultural cast in a Hawaiian setting that positively bursts with vivid details of daily life, speech, and spirit. Naalchigar adds lots of monochrome portraits and spot art of food, shirts, and other local color to match." –Booklist, STARRED review
"A hilarious, charming story full of humor and mischief." –Kirkus Reviews