Appearances

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN A BOOK ABOUT YOU? Book Launch

Hooray! It’s just one month away! Please join Joey Chou and me, virtually, as we celebrate the launch of our latest book WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN A BOOK ABOUT YOU? (HarperCollins) 4/10/21 11:00 AM Central (10:00 AM Mountain) hosted by The Book Stall. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN A BOOK ABOUT YOU? encourages readers,… Read more »

Appearances 2021

Stay tuned for virtual events surrounding the release of my latest book WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN A BOOK ABOUT YOU? coming 4/6/21 from HarperCollins. You can preorder it now! To find out more about Jean’s School and Virtual Visits. To inquire about other appearances or to schedule Jean for an appearance.

TRUMAN and PUP 681 are both finalists for the Colorado Book Award!

With all of the other headlines lately, I forgot to mention this. Both Pup 681 and Truman are finalists for the Colorado Book Award. Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book will announce the winners today at this virtual ceremony right here on Facebook Live. https://www.facebook.com/events/261107828598260/   Lucy Ruth Cummins, Ashley Crowley, and I couldn’t… Read more »

Appearances 2020

New appearances are added daily! 2/6/20           CCIRA Denver 10:30-11:30 Noticings Wondering and Listerner-Led Read Alouds 2/7/20           CCIRA Denver RMC-SCBWI Panel 4:00 2/10/20          Willowbrook School Visit, Glenview, IL 2/11/20            Westcott School Visit,  Northbrook, IL 2/23/20         … Read more »

The PUP 681 Curriculum and Storytime Guide is here! And it’s FREE!

Dear Teachers and Librarians, My latest book PUP 681: A SEA OTTER RESCUE STORY is based on the true story of Luna, a rescued sea otter who now lives at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. It’s a heart-filled and hopeful tale about family and love which Kirkus – in their STARRED review – calls “unabashedly… Read more »

Today is the Day! PUP 681 is HERE!

I’m thrilled to introduce you to my latest book PUP 681: A SEA OTTER RESCUE STORY Here’s where you can buy your copy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound or request it at your library.  I’ll be celebrating and signing books at (click for more information): 3/16/19  Colorado Book & Arts Festival, Arvada, CO 3/22-23/19   Children’s Festival of Stories, Denver, CO… Read more »

Engaging the Picture Book Crowd

Here’s a short piece I wrote a couple of years ago. But it seems even more appropriate on the eve of World Read Aloud Day. Enjoy your reading, everyone! Engaging the Picture Book Crowd Whether it’s through quiet, cuddle time, conversation or comic relief, engaging the picture book crowd is a delightful task. I like… Read more »

Appearances 2019

1/29/19           North Jackson Elementary, Talmo, GA, School Virtual Visit 1/31/19            Martha Reid Leadership Academy, Mansfield, TX, School Virtual Visit 2/1/19             New Interdisciplinary School, Medford, NY, School Virtual Visit 2/1/19              Chamberlin Elementary School, Stephensville, TX, School Virtual… Read more »

Appearances 2018

2/1/18             Elizabeth Green Elementary School, Newington, CT, Virtual Visit 2/1/18             Providence Elementary School, Aubrey, TX, Virtual Visit 2/1/18             Palencia Elementary School, St. Augustine, FL, Virtual Visit 2/13/18           Tuckahoe Common School District, Southampton, NY, Virtual Visit 2/14/18 … Read more »