A poster for Lady Liberty's Holiday!

Knopf has put together an absolutely fabulous poster for Lady Liberty's Holiday! The front features my absolute favorite spread from the book while the back has great classroom activities, like creating your own "Missing" poster for the Statue of Liberty and coming up with a new place for Lady Liberty to visit. Love it!

Cover for Lady Liberty's Holiday!

Check it out! Here's the cover for Lady Liberty's Holiday, coming to bookstores near you in May!

And look at how terrific the rest of the cover is, too, with the flaps and the back cover . . .

Sleep Tight, Snow White to Knopf!

Hooray! Knopf will be publishing my new picture book Sleep Tight, Snow White in 2017! Mother Goose meets the Brothers Grimm as different fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters--from Snow White to Little Boy Blue--get ready for bedtime.

Scholastic Book Clubs and 100 Snowmen

Wow! Not only did Scholastic Book Clubs feature 100 Snowmen as their Book of the Month for January in the SeeSaw book club, but they also created a three-page activity booklet! I particularly love the counting by 1s, 2s, and 5s page. Click here to see all the activities.

New Blog Post: The George Stanley Idea Generator

For Day 7 of PiBoIdMo, I wrote a guest post on inspiration, inspired by George Stanley, an author I worked with as an editor. George always came up with great ideas for kids books, and in his honor, I came up with "The George Stanley Idea Generator," a shortcut to mashing up topics to find new picture book ideas! Check out the PiBoIdMo blog post here.


Meet illustrator Angela Dominguez!

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Last Thursday I got to share a table at the Jamaica Center Kids Reading Series with Angela Dominguez, who's illustrating my upcoming bilingual picture book Marta Big and Small! Angela is super-talented and has written and illustrated several fantastic books, including Maria Had a Little Llama, which won a Pura Belpré Honor. I'm so excited to see her art for Marta! Click here to check out Angela's website.

November is PiBoIdMo!

You've heard of NaNoWriMo, right? Well, PiBoIdMo is the picture book version--authors are challenged to come up with one picture book idea for every day of the month of November. This year I'll definitely be participating, AND I'm even guest blogging for the event on Day 7! For more information and to register, click here.

Brooklyn Book Festival

If you're in Brooklyn on Sunday September 21st, come to the Brooklyn Book Festival! I'll be moderating a panel on early chapter books at noon that features an amazing group of authors: Jill Santopolo, Lenore Look, and Jon Scieszka! For more information, click here.

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Marta Big and Small to Roaring Brook!

Here's some noticias grande (big news!)--Roaring Brook will be publishing my bilingual picture book Marta Big and Small in Spring 2016! Compared to a bug, Marta is very big, compared to an elephant, she is very small, but no matter what kind of animal she meets, Marta is clever, very clever.

Lady Liberty's Holiday to Knopf!


I'm so happy to announce that Knopf will be publishing my picture book Lady Liberty's Holiday in Spring 2016! What's it about? A few days before the Fourth of July, the Statue of Liberty puts down her torch and tablet to travel across America. But will she come back in time for the holiday?

Here's the announcement in Publishers' Weekly Children's Bookshelf:

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