Friday, January 20, 2017


Kicking off the weekend with the arrival of my splashy LUCY LOVES SHERMAN bookmarks! If anyone asks I'll play it cool and say I ordered 100. (But I think we all know that means 1,000.)


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Where's Harry?

10 points for anyone who can spot HYPNOSIS HARRY 
in this crazy awesome display at Gumbo Limbo's children's store...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Da dum. Da dum. Da-dum-da-dum-da-dum!

Ta da! Here is the cover reveal for Jess Keating's fabulous new book, Shark Lady.

As a born and raised Floridian, this book has me eighty kinds of excited. A SHARK book! For GIRLS! And boys too - obviously - but still my daughters are going to eat this up.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Calling All Educators!!

Attention all teacher and media specialist friends! Barnes and Noble is offering (even more) discounts to educators on Jan 7-15th. All you need is your educators card (or a school ID).

Learn more here:

And here:

And thank you for all you do for us and your students! :)

Sunday, January 1, 2017


What's the best way to kick off 2017? By joining #storystorm17 OBVIOUSLY. There is still time to sign up, so bust out your pencils and rain boots (just kidding, you don't need rain boots), and let's get writing!


* Storystorm is the new and improved PiBoIdMo, which used to be hosted every November by Tara Lazar.

** Tara Lazar is the kidlit blogger extraordinaire behind, and author of fabulous books such as Little Red Gliding Hood and Normal Norman

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Hello fellow PB readers and writers. I am excited to announce that Alison Goldberg has just revealed the cover for her debut picture book, I LOVE YOU FOR MILES AND MILES. Check it out, along with her fabulous interview!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Manatee Academy

I want to give an extra special shout out to MANATEE ACADEMY and the amazing Debbie Remington! Thank you for letting me visit with your students. I had a blast presenting about writing, reading and of course, monkeys!
(Not pictured is my phone, which was blowing up with texts because my four year old daughter had jammed a bead up her nose at school and they could not get it out.**)


**If you ever are having a big presentation and your daughter jams beads up her nose and you get lots of texts about it and you can't freak out publicly and then you have to think on your feet and find a fast solution on the way to her school, try the Nose Frida, available at most Targets.