Children's books

Crane & Crane = Compare & Contrast

What does a sandhill crane and a construction crane have it common? They can both build a home for a new family.  Both cranes lift, stack, and sway their way through this clever book told with just twenty-seven carefully selected words. Summary One big bird. One big machine. Both on the same mission: build a…… Continue reading Crane & Crane = Compare & Contrast

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A Collection of Newly Released Picture Books

When a friend visits the Texas Library Association (TLA) and comes back with a bundle of new picture books to share with me, how can I not share with all of you?  Join me in welcoming these new books to libraries, book stores, and laps everywhere.   A poetry collection introducing animal architects that build…… Continue reading A Collection of Newly Released Picture Books

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Kids’ Books About Books and Reading

Author Niel Gailman said it best, “A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” It’s true, open a book and it can take you on a journey and give you hope, courage, empathy, compassion, friendship, giggles and so much more. In honor of children’s books and my love of reading, I’ve put…… Continue reading Kids’ Books About Books and Reading

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First Review of The Hawk of The Castle plus cover reveal!

I am happy to reveal the cover of my next book, The Hawk of the Castle (Candlewick Press, April 11, 2017).  Bagram Ibatoulline’s work is beautifully detailed and just amazing! As some of you may know, my father was a falconer so I was fortunate to learn about falconry first-hand.  This book has a special place in my heart.…… Continue reading First Review of The Hawk of The Castle plus cover reveal!