Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
I thank book fair chair, parent Jill Kipnis, for inviting me and coordinating my visit.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
|Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC|
|With library Alexandra Randall at St. Leo's|
|With the upper school librarian and principal Andrew Lester-Niles at the Downtown School|
|With Bookmarks volunteer Kathy Pounds|
Friday, February 23, 2018
The Cybils Awards aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal. If some la-di-dah awards can be compared to brussels sprouts, and other, more populist ones to gummy bears, we’re thinking more like organic chicken nuggets. We’re yummy and nutritious.
Here's the description of my book on the Cybils site: (Take a look at the site for winners in all the categories.)
Simple yet fascinating, this book takes the reader inside a diverse kindergarten classroom as they watch chicks hatch from eggs and learn about the life cycle of chickens. The simple text makes this title accessible to younger readers, yet there is enough information inserted into the story to make sure they, as well as older readers, learn new information. The once common experience of having animals in the classroom is much rarer these days, and this book captures the thrill of hatching and raising the chicks all the while introducing new vocabulary related to the endeavor. The photography captures both the delight of the students as well as funny expressions on the chickens themselves. The lively and informative text and intriguing photographs make this a perfect choice for younger elementary kids.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
|Autographing books at the library at the Huntington Beach Author Festival|
This event would not go on year after year except for the hard work and dedication of Gail Page who has led the festival for many years and her hardworking committee of volunteers. Thank you! I always enjoy the chance to share my books with new readers, to see old friends, and to make new ones.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
|Lobby of Tenaya Lodge|
|At book signing after my presentation|
|With librarian and Jeri Ferris|
|Centerpiece: Sam and Dave Dig a Hole|
|With Gretchen Woelfle at the tunnel view of Yosemite Valley|
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Tim Egan demonstrated how to draw a moose, guiding us through the simple shapes needed to draw the head and bumpy antlers. (Tim created the charming animal tea party poster art for the event.)
|My rendition of a moose following Tim Egan's instructions|
|My rendition of a dog following Joe Cepeda's instructions|
|Expression worksheet by Priscilla Burris|
|Packet to put your own stripes on the zebra|
|The Book Talk Tea committee|
The Book Talk Tea was sponsored by the Ventura County Reading Association, the Thousand Oaks Library and Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.