Yes, today I’m recommending a board book and a half. What I mean is that it’s huuuuuge, in size and what it covers! Caution! Road Signs Ahead by prolific, award-winning author Toni Buzzeo has realistically shaped pages of 35 signs that the littlest readers can touch and explore. For slightly older readers, the explanations of what… Read more »
Asked to be a Guest Author for Red Hill Elementary School’s Readathon (Santa Ana, California), I responded with an enthusiastic Yes! And thanks to technology, from 3,000 miles away, I was able to share screen shots as I read my picture book THE TROUBLE WITH CAULIFLOWER and then read the first chapter of my middle grade novel ME AND THE… Read more »
I just have to give shout-outs to two fabulous new picture books! The Leaf Detective: How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the Rainforest is a picture book biography about an innovative, never-give-up scientist who studies and makes fascinating discoveries high up in the rain forest canopy. Her challenges, creative solutions, and passion to save the rain forest will… Read more »
Since my husband and I are spending more time at home than usual this winter, thanks to a certain virus, it’s a special joy to spot wildlife we don’t normally see, right out our window. Here are 2 recent yard guests that visited at a safe social distance.
I really lucked out when my poem in the new Writers’ Loft anthology Friends and Anemones (see previous post) was brought to life by the talented illustrator and writer Doreen Buchinski. My poem is about beautiful, energetic birds, Red Knots, that migrate record-breaking distances each year and rely on horseshoe crab eggs for sustenance. Doreen and Charlotte Sheer have poems… Read more »
I’m honored to have a poem in a gorgeously illustrated anthology cleverly entitled Friends & Anemones: Ocean Poems For Children. Published by the Writers’ Loft, it features lyrical, informative, and humorous poems by over 60 poets, including Jane Yolen, Peter Reynolds, and Josh Funk. There will be a virtual book launch this Sunday, November 15th with sneak… Read more »
…I look at my 3 sweeties. And how can I not smile?
This Thursday September 17th at 7 PM, I’ll be a guest on the Instagram show Funk & Friends, hosted by my former student, wonderful children’s book author, and friend, Josh Funk. You can catch it live or anytime afterwards by searching on Instagram for @joshfunkbooks Not on Instagram? Josh will be posting the episode at… Read more »
One of the joys of summer is seeing wildlife. And despite staying more close to home during this pandemic summer, I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to see wild creatures right in my own neighborhood. I’ve already posted a bunny sheltering under a lawn chair during a rainstorm and an unusual beetle. Another day we had… Read more »