Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) This is Week 3 (Week 1 here and Week 2 here) of my sharing a few bits from my three books on the 2020 NCTE Poetry Notables list! So honored about this! And more big news to be very grateful for: Lion of the […]
Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend the Texas Library Association conference in Austin to take part in Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong’s awesome Poetry Round Up. What a great event! I’m sharing the clip of the poems I read here: And […]
On Saturday, I celebrated my three spring releases with a launch at Red Balloon Bookshop! It was so great to share SNOWMAN-COLD=PUDDLE (Charlesbridge), IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (Wordsong), and LION OF THE SKY (Millbrook) with readers! Click for more images, but here’s my favorite!
Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I want to share one more poem from In the Middle of the Night, plus ask y’all a favor. Here’s the poem, one of the few unrhyming ones in the collection. I just love acrostics, and I wrote this poem after my editor, Rebecca Davis, […]
Hi, friends–I’m over at Melissa Stewart’s blog today explaining how when you read a nonfiction book written by me, you’re learning something about me (even though the book’s not about me!). I hope you’ll hop over and give it a read. Celebrate Science is an awesome blog for all teachers and anyone who writes nonfiction, […]
Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) My newest poetry collection, In the Middle of the Night: Poems from a Wide-Awake House! (click the title to see my post last week introducing the book) is here! Thank you to all of the fabulous bloggers and educators and kidlit lovers who have hosted […]
Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) On Tuesday, March 12, my second spring title, In the Middle of the Night: Poems from a Wide-Awake House, comes out. This beautiful book from Wordsong (where many of my very favorite poets have published amazing books over the years) explores the mischief that our […]
I got an envelope from Boyds Mills Press on Saturday, and I opened it to find an advance copy of their Spring 2019 catalog. And guess what’s on the cover (which was a wonderful surprise to me!)? That’s right! It’s art by the wonderful Angela Matteson, and it just happens to be the cover art […]