Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Home For Bird

By Philip C. Stead {Philip and his wife, Erin, are the masterminds behind 2011 Caldecott-winning A Sick Day For Amos McGee. Erin also illustrated the gorgeous And Then Its Spring earlier this year.} Fangirl alert. I like to think the ‘C. Stead’ part of his signature is reminiscent of my own jumbled ‘chiggins. Although I did […]

Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told In Haiku

Written by Lee Wardlaw {winner of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for California/Hawaii!} and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin {winner of a 2012 Newbery Honor Award for Breaking Stalin’s Nose} In other words, the people who created this book are no joke. Lee Wardlaw tells a full and sweet tale of an adopted cat entirely in haiku. […]

Freight Train Trip!

Susanna Leonard Hill crafted this little romp of a book, illustrated by Ana Martin Larrañaga. Susanna is a kind, giving, and hilarious part of my online writing community, and her books are just as sweet. I’m a bunch of months late for Phyllis’ World Tour, but Freight Train Trip! caught my eye… …For two big […]

Jennifer Young’s Let’s Ask Series {guest post}

Here’s something fun for the weekend: I’m guest blogging over at my friend Jennifer Young‘s home on the internet! Come by and hear about my clunky pirouette skills and why I am so obsessed with The Stinky Cheese Man.  Happy weekending!

Balloons Over Broadway

Housekeeping Alert! I updated the look and layout of this little blog. New header! New Widget-y thingys! If you are seeing this in a Reader or via email, click over and check it out! I also made updates to the About and Book Trailers pages, and added a link to Other Work. AND, the carousel of images at the top […]

Under Construction

Over the next week-ish {which just got autocorrected to weakfish-ha!} I’m going to play around with a new theme for this blog. Bear with me for a bit if something doesn’t click correctly or goes wonky, because I am a complete WordPress amateur. Case in point: I created this, thinking I was gonna have a […]

The Woods

I was unfamiliar with Paul Hoppe before I picked this up on a recent trip to Vroman’s. (Which, by the way, has the greatest kids’ department EVER. Forget Disneyland on your trip to Southern California, hit up Vroman’s!) But back to Paul Hoppe. The Woods is a bedtime adventure with a delightful twist. The page turns add […]