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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

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NPM2022 Day 27: My Month in Water

For Classroom Connections Wednesday, I’ve got a sticky note poem inspired by one of my books, Water Can Be… (boatloads of activities on my book page). I used the same phrase construction, called a kenning, that I use a lot in the book.     Thanks for reading, and happy

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World Water Day! #ClassroomConnections

Happy World Water Day, friends, as we celebrate this essential part of our world! I donate 10% of my royalties from Water Can Be… to WaterAid. Thanks so much for supporting this book, and you can find all sorts of classroom materials (inc activity sheets, resources, and videos) here! Thank

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Spring Green! #ClassroomConnections

Here in Minnesota, the world has gone green! And it’s almost time for us to get out our inflatable kayak and hit the water! Spring is an awesome time to look at plants and bodies of water. Check out A Leaf Can Be… and Water Can Be… and all their

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The Power of Water

November 10 marks the anniversary of the 1975 sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, a Great Lakes freighter that went down in a storm in Lake Superior. (You guys know how much I’m fascinated by Great Lakes freighters, right? Some good publishing news on that coming up soon!) I’m grateful for

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Earth Day

Ready for Earth Day? #ClassroomConnections

It’s almost Earth Day! It’s a great time to pull out my Can Be… books, which all celebrate our planet. And if you want some book-related activities, go here to find links to teaching guides, activity sheets and more! The focus this year is on plastic pollution, so you might

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World Water Day

A Book for World Water Day! #ClassroomConnections

March 22 is World Water Day, and I hope you’ll consider sharing my book, Water Can Be…. It shares, in engaging rhyme and with gorgeous art by Violeta Dabija, the many important roles water plays in our world. Plus, I donate a percentage of my royalties to WaterAid, a fabulous

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Words Live [Slice of Life Tuesday]

A couple of weeks ago, I came home to a box on my doorstep from Lerner. I thought it might be my author copies of my next picture book, even though that’s still 5 months from publication. I ran into the kitchen and tore open the box. Nope. Not If

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