As Real as Spit

As Real as Spit

I wrote a guest essay on creating real and memorable children’s book characters over at Two Writing Teachers (link). While you’re there, peruse the treasure house of articles and ideas on teaching writing and developing your own writing!

A New Book Is on the Way:  “A Bike Like Sergio’s”

A New Book Is on the Way: “A Bike Like Sergio’s”

C’mon, September! That’s when Candlewick Press will release my new picture book, “A Bike Like Sergio’s.” In it, a young boy finds money and has to make a tough decision about what to do with it. The illustrator, Noah Z. Jones (Those Shoes) has created some beautiful artwork for this book.

Coming Soon: “Pupunzel” and “Ivy, the Fairy Dogmother”

Coming Soon: “Pupunzel” and “Ivy, the Fairy Dogmother”

More pet-related spins to classic fairy tales!  Joining “Dogerella” and “Sleeping Bootsie” are “Pupunzel” in July, and “Ivy, the Fairy Dogmother” in September.  And there are ideas in the cooker, so stay tuned!

New Teacher’s Guide for Those Shoes!

New Teacher’s Guide for Those Shoes!

Teachers! Are you interested in using “Those Shoes” in the classroom?  Well, we have a sparkly, new Teachers’ Guide for you, complete with Common Core Connections.  Try it out, and let us know what you think!

Download PDF here (0.7 MB)

Out with the Old, In with the New!

Out with the Old, In with the New!

Our brilliantly creative son-in-law, Noah Henscheid, designed my fresh website, and I couldn’t be more impressed or grateful.  To see additional examples of Noah’s handiwork, or to inquire about your own design projects, check out www.noahhenscheid.com.