Welcome, friends, to Day 4 of my BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! Book Bash. In my latest book, each day of the week features a colorful cast of animal characters and a different construction activity as the digging, dumping and ‘dozing lead up to one stupendous surprise! So, it seemed only fitting that for a days-of-the-week… Read more »
BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! Book Birthday
Welcome, friends! My latest picture book, BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! is out in the world. YIPPEE! In it, you’ll meet a colorful cast of animal characters building something wonderful and whimsical for their community! Each day of the week contains a different construction activity as the digging, dumping and ‘dozing build up to one stupendous… Read more »
1/22/16 John F. Kennedy Elementary, South Plainfield, NJ, Skype School Visit 1/28/16 Palencia Elementary School, St. Augustine, FL, Skype School Visit 1/29/16 Abilene Elementary, Valley Center, KS, Skype School Visit 2/3-6/16 Colorado… Read more »
In the Hands of a Great Librarian …
FUN = Attending a “Things That Go” story time at the amazing Koelbel Public Library and watching the hilarious and energetic librarian, Lori Noreen, bring ALL THROUGH MY TOWN – and many more wonderful picture books – to life. Thank you, Lori, for letting me spy on your greatness! … Read more »
1/30/15 Seminole Trails Elementary, West Palm Beach, FL, Skype school visit 2/05/15 Colorado Council International Reading Association Conference, SCBWI Booth, 4-6 P.M. 2/10/15 Institute for Early Learning, Alexandria, VA, Skype conference presentation 2/20/15 Abilene Elementary, Valley Center, KS, Skype School Visit 3/3/15 Overdale Elementary, Louisville, KY, Skype School Visit 3/26/15 … Read more »
Tuesdays for Teachers: The Author Q & A Video
In late 2014, a school contacted me about a week long literacy event it was hosting this month. Originally, organizers hoped to schedule virtual author visits throughout the week to go along with the program. But when scheduling became a nightmare, they came up with another idea. The Video Q&A! Classrooms brainstormed questions about books… Read more »
Author Spots for Schools is in Session for the 2014-2015 School Year!
Here’s a great way to connect children’s authors and readers, and it’s a WIN-WIN-WIN for schools, authors and school book fairs everywhere! AUTHOR SPOTS FOR SCHOOLS! Author Spots are FREE mini-commercials created by children’s authors which schools can broadcast to promote their book fair to kids and parents. I’m not talking about anything fancy here… Read more »
A few photos from CCIRA!
Alexa Tuell reading TOO PURPLEY! Me, Sarah Azibo, Todd Tuell and Alexa Tuell! At the SCBWI Booth! With the fabulous Lin Oliver who was touring with her co-author, Henry Winkler!
Upcoming Appearances 2014
2/7/14 Colorado Council International Reading Association, Signing and chatting at the RMC-SCBWI Booth 12-2 and 4-5. 2/11/14 School Visit Littleton Academy, Littleton CO. 2/21/14 Skype Visit Ringgold Elementary School, Ringgold, LA 2/27/14 Skype Visit Cartoogechaye Elementary School, Franklin, NC 3/5/14 World Read Aloud Day! 3/6/14 Skype Visit West Newton Elementary, Covington, GA 3/7/14 … Read more »
Upcoming Appearances and Autographed Books for the Holidays!
Autographed books make special gifts for the little readers on your list. And just in time for the holidays, I have some upcoming appearances and book signings. 11/2/13 Books and Brews at Farr Regional Library in Greeley, CO 6:30 – 7:30 PM 11/14/13 Tattered Cover Bookfair benefiting St. Mary’s of Littleton School. All are welcome!… Read more »