Eureka! Friends, my boys and I have an activity for you that is a WIN for our quarantined kids. It is a WIN for our isolated loved ones. It is a WIN for our bookstores who are struggling in the economic crisis. WIN! WIN! WIN! And as bonus, it will help your favorite authors put… Read more »Read More
Camp Covid: How We Survived Our First Day of Remote Learning
Hello Dear Friends and Readers! Day #1 of our Camp Covid is officially in the books. Here’s the cold hard truth. It was not without tears and frustration, but it also came with some incredible moments. We are making our way and hopefully tomorrow, we’ll feel a little more settled in to our new normal. I… Read more »Read More
The Cover has Landed!
I have to admit that when I thought about this cover way back before it even existed… I felt relieved that I was not a book designer. Just think about it, designing a book cover for a book about about Elon Musk would be so INTIMIDATING. But friends, the design team at Feiwel & Friends… Read more »Read More
What If You Could Change the World . . .
Cape Elizabeth, Maine – What if you could change the world? What if you listened to the questions that bounce around your brain? What if answering those questions changed life for nearly every person on the planet? What if you hit roadblocks along the way? What if you didn’t give up but took a new… Read more »Read More
#GoogleIt Giveaway: Your Chance to WIN a Classroom Set of GOOGLE IT! A HISTORY OF GOOGLE
It’s Launch Week! Finally, it’s here. Tuesday, August 14th my debut YA nonfiction Google It: A History of Google hits bookshelves near you. And we are going to celebrate with a fun week of blogs and giveaways. And starting right now, let’s kick it off with some super sized fun. Let me use my big voice…. Read more »Read More
On Friday nights at my house, we tuck in with a good book, a great TV show, and a roaring fire in the fireplace. And on one particular Friday night, I looked at my 5 and 8-year-old and said, “let’s watch Reading Rainbow. We could use a little LeVar right about now. Am I right or… Read more »Read More
It’s December 1st! Time for the Best Bookish Countdown to Christmas EVER!
Cape Elizabeth, Maine – It hasn’t felt much like winter around here… until TODAY! The cold weather and the date on the calendar are a double whammy that will have me up to my eyeballs in wrapping paper for most of the day. It’s day one of our unwrap-a-book-a-night-countdown-to-Christmas. To get ready, I’m wrapping up… Read more »Read More
Tales from the Trenches: My in-library Mommy FAIL
Ever read a blog post that just stops you in your tracks? That’s how I felt when when I read a post from Children’s book author and former teacher, Cynthia Lord. I didn’t even make it to the last word before I shouted out “Amen!” And then I spread her gospel on Twitter. It was that … Read more »Read More
FROZEN: Antarctica at your fingertips
We didn’t set out to study Antarctica. We stumbled onto it through a book, which is my favorite way to discover anything. And if you don’t have a copy of MAPS by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski, do WHATEVER you must do to add this book to your collection. It’s a children’s book, but honestly I’ve come close… Read more »Read More
Portland, Maine – It’s Fall, Y’all! Okay, no one else in Maine is saying it quite like that… but the excitement of leaf peeping, pumpkin hunting, and all things Autumn is here. I was seriously daydreaming about whether I could travel the globe to spend an entire year in Autumn – an entire year. For… Read more »Read More