Good news for MY DOG IS THE BEST!

I’m tickled to share some good news about MY DOG IS THE BEST with you today:   First, it was listed in the CCBC Choices 2016 by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center!   Second, it was also awarded a 2015 Blue Ribbon from The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (BCCB)!   Third, I worked with Curious City Read More …

Wonderful news for Emmanuel’s Dream!

There’s been a bunch of exciting news regarding Emmanuel’s Dream lately, and I wanted to share it all with you… First, it was recently selected as a Notable Book in the Children’s Africana Book Awards! One of my all-time favorite picture books—One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul—was similarly recognized, which makes this honor even more special.   Read More …

Two more awards for Be a Changemaker!

Be a Changemaker was recently awarded two more prestigious awards: First, it was recognized last month with a Moonbeam Award! These awards were created “to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading.”  You can see the full list of winners here. Be a Changemaker was Read More …

Book trailer video for My Dog Is the Best

I LOVE this book trailer for My Dog Is the Best! Not just because it’s adorable (it is), or because it’s my first book trailer (yep), but because so many special people helped make it a reality. First, check it out: Isn’t that CUTE? Of course, huge thanks to Paul Schmid for providing the art. Read More …

Eureka! Nonfiction Honor Award for Emmanuel’s Dream

I’m thrilled to announce that Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah has been selected to receive a 2015 Eureka! Honor Book Award from the California Reading Association. The California Reading Association has established this award to celebrate and honor nonfiction children’s books. The Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award will assist teachers, librarians, and Read More …