Category: picture books

Friday Faves–Books I Read and Loved this Spring

I updated my Goodreads account this afternoon, adding a dozen or so titles that I read and loved this spring. If you’re looking for a summer read, here are a few of my recent faves. Picture Books Once I Ate a Pie Written by…

Quick Write

I’m very pleased to participate in the Children’s Illustrators’ Studio MASH-UP this week. The Mash-up pairs a writer and illustrator in a blind creation process that grows from just a name, a species, a trade and a location. Last week I got my instructions:…

The Squirrels Stole my Picture Book!

Who doesn’t love squirrels? Apparently Aesop. I spent 45 minutes looking for a fable about squirrels to tie into my new and exciting squirrel picture book. Yes, I said “new and exciting squirrel picture book!” Here’s the news: When Squirrels Stole My Sister, written by…

Everybody Wants to be a Starring Cat

I got an email this week from an old friend whom I haven’t seen for twenty years. She wrote to say that she’d been in Washington, D.C., and there in the bookshop of the Museum of Natural History was My Cat Isis. My beloved feline is…

Book Launch Afterword (II)

Success! About a hundred people showed up at my local library yesterday to help me celebrate the release of my first picture book, My Cat Isis, illustrated by Virginie Egger, published by Kids Can Press earlier this month. Yes, that read, “a hundred.” Good…

Book Launch

Need I say more? Well, maybe… There will be food: grapes, cinnamon cookies, date squares, cheese and crackers — anything with a connection to Ancient Egyptian agriculture, however flimsy — plus coffee, tea, and juices they never even heard of 5,000 years ago.  The walls…

On Bookshelves Now!

It’s out at last! My Cat Isis was released by Kids Can Press on March 1, 2011. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. My Cat Isis is my first picture book, and it’s on the list of spring children’s titles in Publisher’s Weekly. Scroll through to K for…

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