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A tale of a very fun school visit...and a book cover reveal.

So it has just occurred to me that I haven’t yet shared my book cover on the blog.


I’m so sorry. You used to be the first people I came to with big (and small) news but I’ve since been seduced by Twitter and Instagram and Facebook and the challenge of fitting everything I want to say into 140 characters. 345 more words


Back in the Picture Book Writing Saddle

The children’s writer in me is back. It seems that the training I did for National Blog Post Month (NaBloPoMo) paid off in the sense that I could hit the ground running for… 576 more words


The Book With No Pictures, by B.J. Novak

This morning in my house sounded like this:

“Do I HAVE to get up?”
“Yes. It’s time for school.”

“But why can’t I wear this ?” 514 more words

Children's Books

Daily Distraction: A Little Cheese Mouse

This is one of the too cute illustrations by illustrator Linda de Haan for my short story ‘Het kaasmuisje’ (‘The Little Cheese Mouse’), which was published this week in Het grote voorleesboek voor rond de 5 jaar (The Big Read-Aloud Book for 5-year-olds). 76 more words


Out of the Dust

I’ve been on the Newbery Medal Challenge for five weeks — I just finished the fifth book. I have to be honest, I did not count the cost as thoroughly as maybe I should have. 636 more words

Children's Books

It's #FridayReads with Editorial Director Kelly Barrales-Saylor!

Thanks for popping in for another installment of #FridayReads with Albert Whitman staffers.  Chime in on our Twitter (@AlbertWhitman) and tell us what you’re reading this Friday.   624 more words

Children's Books

The Newbery Medal Controversy

Just over a month ago, I wrote my very first post on this blog, a challenge to myself to read all the Newbery Medal-winning books over the next few years. 441 more words

Children's Books