I'll be teaching an online course for the Southampton Children's Lit Conference from July 8-12. Registration deadline is July 15th. Here's a trailer to give you an idea about the class:
My latest picture book TURTLE WALK arrives in October! It is about a family spending a LOT of time together. I'll be talking about it today on BOOKEXPO's Facebook Live New Picture Book Showcase at 4PM EST.
Here is a Publishers Weekly article about the event.
This Saturday, 4/25, I'll be virtually visiting CHILDREN'S BOOK WORLD (my local indie bookstore) to launch KNIGHTS VS. THE END (OF EVERYTHING) as part of their celebration of Independent Bookstore Day.
Since things are, well, a little different this year, they've decided to expand bookstore day to a whole week! Children's Book World is also inviting everyone to draw their own KNIGHTS VS. ?? idea for a $5 gift card. Sweet!
Details about the contest and Saturday's visit at their website:
Well, releasing a book called Knights Vs. The End (of Everything) seems either timely or ironic. Maybe both. But remember, the knights do win (as always) and it is NOT the end of everything.
Stay safe, everyone. Hunker down. Read books. Draw pictures. We will get through this strange time.
They're back! And this time they face a foe unlike any they've faced before! Our heroes enlist the help of the legendary Green Knight to travel to the Faerie Realm... and then get booted out almost immediately. Ghosts, imps, a cranky bridge troll and, yes, a DRAGON add to the mayhem in the latest installment of my chapter book series! Is this truly the end?!
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