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YIPPEE! I’m Over the Moon About Luna!

If any of you know “Luna” at the Shedd Aquarium, then you can understand why I’m so, SO excited about my latest book deal for a story based on her story. If you haven’t yet met Luna, I encourage you … Continue reading


2015 ALSC Book & Media Award Winners

Wondering what to read next? I’d start here! Congratulations to all the wonderful winners! John Newbery Medal The Crossover written by Kwame Alexander and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Newbery Honor Books El Deafo by Cece Bell, illustrated by Cece … Continue reading


Board Book Giveaway – ALL THROUGH MY TOWN!

ALL THROUGH MY TOWN is making its board book appearance on February 17th. But why wait? I’m giving away 5 copies on Goodreads. So stop on over and enter. It’s SO easy! Here’s the link:  


Tuesdays for Teachers: TOO PICKLEY! Yucky and Yummy Plates!

I’m so excited about my new blog topic – TUESDAYS FOR TEACHERS! I’ll be saving my Tuesday blog spots to highlight fun ideas for using my books in the classroom. Some activities will come from my fabulous Curriculum Guides (which … Continue reading


ALL THROUGH MY TOWN wins the Dutch Silver Pencil Award!

Yesterday I received a fabulous package from Bloomsbury – lovely prizes from the Netherlands. ALL THROUGH MY TOWN won the Dutch Silver Pencil Award – otherwise known as the Zilveren Griffel! Doesn’t that have a wonderful ring to it? And … Continue reading

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