In honor of all the young people participating in March for Our Lives. … More The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!
Expand your horizons with this lovely tea adventure! … More How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea
Last week I shared Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor, the Woman Who Loved Reptiles, Patricia Valdez’s debut picture book about a little known female scientist. Today, Patricia shares her process of finding the heart of the story from a pile of research. Before becoming a published children’s book author, I was (and still am) a published scientist. In … More Mining for Heart: “Connections” by Patricia Valdez
Back in the days of long skirts and afternoon teas, young Joan Procter entertained the most unusual party guests: slithery and scaly ones, who turned over teacups and crawled past the crumpets…. … More Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor
Here’s a fun read for Perfect Picture Book Friday. Title: Mr. Crum’s Potato Predicament Written by: Anne Renaud Illustrated by: Felicita Sala Kids Can Press, 2017, historical fiction Suitable for ages: 4-8 Themes/topics: cooking, potato chips, perseverance Opening: George Crum loved to cook. He fricasseed and flambéed, boiled and braised, poached and pureed. He made … More Mr. Crum’s Potato Predicament
Culture, science, and sustainable farming in a gorgeous picture book! … More Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean
WooHoo! I’m thrilled to share the cover as “our” book steps out into the world with its ISBN number and (soon) listings in cyberspace! A picture book is a collaboration, and there are so many people who have contributed to this: Stephanie Fretwell-Hill, my agent who found the right editor; Sylvie Frank, the editor who … More An Inconvenient Alphabet – Cover Reveal!
When a child needs a reminder of the strength of a mother’s love… … More Love, Mama
On one horrible day, a new ruler is born into a young princess’s family…. … More His Royal Highness, King Baby, A Terrible True Story
Come meet the good, the bad, and the ugly—yes, germs! … More Germs, Fact and Fiction, Friends and Foes