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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Teachers' Guides for 100 Snowmen!


Two Lions has created not one, but TWO wonderful teachers' guides for 100 Snowmen. One is for young kids and has great activities, including counting exercises, a dot-to-dot, and a coloring page. The other is for slightly older kids and has terrific classroom lessons that include Common Core standards. I'm blown away!

Click here and here to see them.