It’s my final Classroom Connections for the schoolyear! Thanks for reading:>) In April, I helped organize a virtual group book launch party. It was a blast, and some of you were there! Thank you so much for coming! Red Balloon, my local indie bookshop who kindly hosted the event, sent me the video, and I’m […]
Teachers–Meet the Authors!
I’m popping in for a quick Classroom Connections so that you don’t miss hearing about two things. First up, I was part of a Legit KidLit interview on Saturday morning, and it’s live now! Meet me and three other others! We answered questions about our recent books (I was chatting about Finding Family), drew silly […]
World Water Day is Next Week!
World Water Day is March 22, and I’m realizing how many of my books are about water! That includes all 3 of my spring 2023 books, Zap! Clap! Boom!, Finding Family, and Puddle Song (which published yesterday!). There’s also Water Can Be… and Secrets of the Loon. I do love water! If you include any […]
Waiting, a Poetryaction for The Lodge That Beaver Built
Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Howdy, friends–I missed you last week. I’ve been dealing with a crazy busy schedule of books coming out, plus a family member with a health scare that’s had me pretty anxious. It was nice to get away from my own self and my own worries […]
Finding Family Is Out in the World!
Woohoo! I’m so excited to share that Finding Family is now out in the world! People have been so generous in helping to spread the word. Teacher, author-illustrator, and poet Jena Benton posted a beautiful Simply 7 interview with me yesterday, and her questions made me realize something that I had totally missed while working […]
Secrets of the Loon Storytimes! #ClassroomConnections
I’ve done library storytimes for years, but it’s usually just an occasional event here and there. This summer, though, picture book author Yvonne Pearson and I are teaming up to do loon storytimes at ALL 14 branches of the East Central Regional Library in Minnesota! We’re calling it For the Love of Loons, and we’ll […]
A Thank You Hug #PoetryFriday
Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Y’all, I am exhausted! But in a good way. I was out of town last week on school visits, and this week, I had my We Belong virtual book launch party and two virtual school visits. Whee! And whew! I can’t tell you how much […]
We Belong Book Launch (TONIGHT) Invitation/Reminder
Howdy! Tonight’s the night! I’m celebrating sending We Belong out into the world with a virtual book launch event hosted by Red Balloon Bookshop (St. Paul, MN). The celebration is completely free, though of course you can order a personalized signed copy of the book if you like. I’ll be happy just to see some […]
“Do you come from close by?” from We Belong and the Poetry Friday Roundup!
Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone, to the Roundup! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) It’s been so nice to see some new people joining in and blogging these past couple of months. We are a welcoming community, and I hope you feel that and reach out with any questions you have! Well, it’s only […]
Maybe You’re Quiet… and a We Belong Launch Party!
Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I’m sharing my forthcoming rhyming picture book today and inviting you to my launch party! A picture book always has an editor’s careful fingerprints all over it. But We Belong, my new book coming out March 1, wouldn’t even exist without Carolrhoda Associate Publisher Carol […]
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