Oh, friends! It happened in the middle of the night. Around 3am. I couldn’t sleep and turned to my phone to read news headlines. I spent years as a reporter and one of your primary responsibilities is to read as much as possible as often as possible. And what can I say? Old habits die… Read more »Read More
Why You Need Your Own Personal Ocean (and How to Get one!)
What is it about the ocean that brings calm, inspires us to dream, oh… and is filled with so many stories and so much science to keep our brains well fed? This summer librarians across the country are celebrating all things oceans with a cool summer reading theme: Ocean of Possibilities. I am so here… Read more »Read More
Come Closer… because it’s GIVEAWAY TIME!
The weather may be cooler and Halloween behind us… but who says we have to give up on free treats? Not me! I received an exciting shipment of author copies of the audiobook and hardcover versions of Black Hole Chasers… and I’m in a mood to give three sets away. Soon you could be curling… Read more »Read More
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Would you just look at this!!!!! Such exciting news. Black Hole Chasers: The Amazing True Story of an Astronomical Breakthrough is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am. First of all, this is a seal of approval from a group of talented people who know books, live for books,… Read more »Read More
Classroom Set GIVEAWAY!
Hello, Educators, Teachers, and Librarians! Welcome to my blog and I’m so excited to tell you about a super fun giveaway! If you want to a book that is full of edge-of-your-seat action, that serves up U.S. History like a bowl of delicious ice cream, and is beautifully illustrated… but most of all… inspires your… Read more »Read More
COVER REVEAL! The Cover of My Next Book is Here! And it’s delicious!
Should it be illegal to put tomatoes in Clam Chowder? My next book, Chowder Rules! is the hilarious true story of the man who tried to make it a crime! Friends, this tale will put a smile on your face and a grumble in your tummy. It happened in 1939 when Maine state lawmaker Cleveland Sleeper,… Read more »Read More
Welcome to Camp Covid (What I’m Doing to Get My Kids Through the Covid Crisis! And Ideas for YOU, Too!)
I don’t know about you, but Covid-19 is changing things in our community quickly. For starters, school will be closed for the next two weeks at least. So I find myself plunged into the deep end of homeschooling while working from home full time. It’s a deeply unsettling time for us grown ups from worry… Read more »Read More
INSIDE SCOOP: MEET THE BOOK DESIGNER DYNAMO WHO DELIVERED THE IMPOSSIBLE!
Oh, Friends! It is hard for me to express how excited I am for this week’s interview! Meet Raphael Geroni, the designer behind the mind-blowing cover of my latest book, Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World. When I first saw the cover, it took my breath away. And I can’t actually imagine a more difficult… Read more »Read More
#Googleit Giveaway ~ We have a Winner! And another and another . . .
Who is the lucky teacher who will receive a classroom set or 25 copies of Google It: A History of Google . . . I turned to Name Picker Ninja to make the selection. The ninja randomly picked our grand prize winner. But then, it was kind of fun. I mean, you hit a button, then… Read more »Read More