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This is slightly old news but good news nonetheless. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN A BOOK ABOUT YOU? is due out in Spring 2021 and I’m thrilled to be working with Joey again. Here’s the announcement: Antonia Markiet at HarperCollins … Continue reading


TRUMAN has won both the Crystal Kite Award and the Colorado Book Award!

Dear friends, It’s been a truly memorable few weeks. First, with my daughter’s engagement. Second, with the birth of my third grandchild. Third with the announcement of my 3-book deal with Harper Collins. And now TRUMAN winning not just one, … Continue reading


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 … Continue reading


Low-Tech, At-Home Learning: Seeing the World Through Tortoise Glasses

When you change your point of view, your world grows. And that’s a beautiful thing. The following activity shows young readers what it might mean to walk in someone else’s shoes  – or see from their glasses if you will … Continue reading


Low-Tech, At-Home Learning: Yukky and Yummy Plates!

When we think of at-home learning, we can’t forget the younger set. Here’s a simple activity I did with kindergartners who were cracking up over my book TOO PICKLEY! You don’t need to have the book in front of you … Continue reading

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