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Leaping Lemmings – Cover Reveal

    Here it is at long last — the final cover for my first picture book, Leaping Lemmings! I won’t go into all the details that took this book … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why So Many of the Books We Love Are Children’s Books

A few weeks ago, another Facebook list made the rounds: List 10 Books that Stayed with You. I participated when I saw it on a friend’s post, and so did … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

What Five Years as a Children’s Writer Means

I realized upon logging in to my Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators account the other day that I have been with SCBWI for five years. That raises the … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Trailers

Announcing the release of Leaping Lemmings! September 6, 2016!   Just because it looks very cool: Leaping Lemmings! in Mandarin.   Announcing the release of Pete Seeger, The People’s Singer … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Making Sense of Your Book’s Readability Statistics

Is your picture book really written at an 8th-grade level? You’ve just completed your first picture book. Congratulations! Now you run it through the spell-checker to see if it’s a … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment