Archive for the ‘Thoughts from my Books’ Category

Our tiny tortoise TRUMAN has a great big Kirkus star!

KIRKUS REVIEW A tiny tortoise discovers just how brave he is when his girl unexpectedly takes a bus headed away from home. Truman, like his girl, Sarah, is quiet, “peaceful and pensive,” unlike the busy, noisy city outside their building’s … Continue reading

 

First the sprinkles, and now the cover!

Look what just went live! Another cover (and a peek at some pages)!  I can’t wait for the world to meet TRUMAN – because it takes courage to see new sights, hear new sounds, think new thoughts … and go after … Continue reading

 

Story Universe Writing Prompt for Young Writers

Recently in an interview about BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! on the Mom Read It Blog I was asked  – MRI: You’ve also written a book called ALL THROUGH MY TOWN that features animals as the main characters. Do you think … Continue reading

 

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 … Continue reading

 

Skyping with Older Students and “What I Love Most.”

My published picture books are aimed at the youngest readers, so teachers of 2nd-12th graders often wonder what I can do in their classrooms. Why Skype with an author who writes kiddie books? With older students, we usually talk more … Continue reading

 
 
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