EMMANUEL’S DREAM is available for pre-order!

  My first picture book, EMMANUEL’S DREAM, will be published in January, but it’s available for pre-order now! Here’s the description from the publisher’s web page: Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah’s inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel’s Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable. Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed Read More …

Review: ATTACK! BOSS! CHEAT CODE! by Chris Barton

ATTACK! BOSS! CHEAT CODE! written by Chris Barton, illustrated by Joey Spiotto published by POW! Kids Books, October 2014 32 pages From the publisher’s web page: An ironic yet informative alphabet that defines the most important gaming terms that everyone needs to know, Attack! Boss! Cheat Code! A Gamer’s Alphabet is the ultimate crossover gift Read More …

Review: THE SCRAPS BOOK by Lois Ehlert

THE SCRAPS BOOK: NOTES FROM A COLORFUL LIFE written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert published by Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster, March 2014 72 pages There have been several picture-book autobiographies of children’s book authors and illustrators over the past few years. Sadly, most have left me feeling just a little underwhelmed. While I personally Read More …

Review: ABAYOMI, THE BRAZILIAN PUMA

Darcy Pattison and Kitty Harvill have teamed up again, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. You might remember when I reviewed their previous collaboration, WISDOM, THE MIDWAY ALBATROSS, here. Unlike Wisdom, the main character in ABAYOMI,  THE BRAZILIAN PUMA, is a mammal, a feline, not a bird. Unlike Wisdom, Abayomi lives in South America, in Read More …

New deal announcement: My Dog Is the Best!

There’s another exciting book deal to announce… This went out in Saturday’s Publisher’s Marketplace mail: Laurie Thompson‘s MY DOG IS THE BEST, in whimsical praise of a boy’s best friend, with all of his fine canine attributes, to be illustrated by Paul Schmid, to Janine O’Malley at Farrar, Straus Children’s, by Ammi-Joan Paquette atErin Murphy Literary Agency for the author and Steven Malk at Writers Read More …