Monday, November 27, 2017

See you Friday at Blue Manatee Bookstore!

I'll be in Cincinnati at the amazing Blue Manatee Bookstore on Friday!

Join me for a very special story time!

A signing will follow.

LOVE, TRIANGLE and the SUPER HAPPY PARTY BEARS series are available now at the store.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Celebrate #indiesFirst/Small Business Saturday TODAY!

Indies First is a collaboration between authors, publishers, retailers, and readers that celebrates independent bookstores and local communities. Events and festivities, many of them featuring authors as guest booksellers, are planned in hundreds of stores for Saturday, November 25, 2017, in conjunction with Small Business Saturday.

Check out this link to find an Indies First event near you!

Friday, November 17, 2017

ICYM: Why Picture Book Are Important by Me!

A Picture Book is a Love Triangle.
A picture book provides the perfect trifecta of literary love between the child, the reader, and the book. It’s a connector. A meeting place. 
Let me explain. 
After four years of serving on the Picture Book Month team as the Educational Consultant and creator of the Picture Book Month Teacher's Guide, it is an absolute honor this year to be a Picture Book Month Champion!

For those of you who don't know, Picture Book Month is an international initiative that celebrates picture books throughout the month of November. Each day a Champion is asked to share on Why Picture Books are Important.

The link to my post is here. I dedicate this to my dear friend, Dianne de las Casas, the founder of Picture Book Month who is no longer with us but who leaves behind an enduring legacy of connection, story, and love.

Monday, November 6, 2017

See You at the WNY Children's Book Expo in Buffalo, NY!

BUFFALO, NY friends, come on out!

Thank you to Salina Yoon for this graphic!

I'm looking forward to a super exciting author-filled event (38 authors in one place for 5 hrs with various readings and events happening) at the WNY Children's Book Expo, founded by Monkey See, Monkey Do... Children's Bookstore.

And while at the Book Expo, be sure to come by the BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York Main Stage from 12:05-12:30pm for my presentation, "EXPLORE Imagination Through Pretend Play" and learn how to mine your stuffed animals and pets for storytelling inspiration!

Also looking forward to visiting my niece and her entire fourth grade at Maple East Elementary and my best friend's son's class at Edukids preschool.

It's SHAPING up to be one PARTY-filled week!