children’s books

Writers, Researchers, History Buffs, Children’s Book Lovers and Fellow Nerds!

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial, Shawn and I are joining the team at Harvard's StoryWish and Chesterwood to discuss how rigorous research into the archives helped us create the book MONUMENT MAKER:  Daniel Chester French and the Lincoln Memorial.  How many blocks of marble did it to make the Lincoln statue? Why is one hand on the statue in a fist while the other is open? Why is the book mostly done in black and white? We'll be answering these questions and more!

Let’s Get nErDy!

  NERD CAMP PA 2021 is less than two weeks away! Can't wait to get #nErDy at this FREE literacy "unconference" for educators, librarians and others with a passion for children's & YA lit.  I'll be joining Michelle Schaub (author, Kindness is a Kite String), Keila Dawson (author, Opening the Road), Nancy Churnin (author Dear Mr.

All Around Us

All Around Us I have to tell you about a children's book I absolutely love. All Around Us, written by Xelena Gonzalez, illustrated by Adrianna M. Garcia (Cinco Puntos Press, 2017, winner of the 2018 Skipping Stones Honor Award: Nature and Ecology Books and many more awards!) is