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HAPPY LIKE SOCCER

Candlewick Press

(A Junior Library Guild Selection)

STARRED REVIEW * Publisher's Weekly

 

A warmhearted story about a young girl who finds a way to bring together the two things that make her most happy- soccer and her family.

 

SLEEPING BOOTSIE

Random House

Scat! Scram!  Stay out! That's all Bootsie hears when she tries to find a

place she can call home. But then she meets Meg, the laundry maid at a nearby castle, who knows that a pet is exactly what the royal family needs.

         

 

THE PS BROTHERS

Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin

(A Junior Library Guild Selection)

Russell and Shawn are crazy about dogs, but in their quest to earn money to buy a dog through their poop-scooping business, they uncover a dog-fighting ring.  Doing the right thing might still get them what they want, and even more.

 

  

DOGERELLA

Illustrated by Donald Wu

Random House

In this fractured fairy tale, a young princess looks for a dog to be her royal pet.  Will it be a pretty poodle? A kingly hunting dog?  Or will it be the sweet Dogerella?

 

 

 

BEFORE YOU WERE MINE

Illustrated by David Walker

G.P. Putnam's Sons

WINNER OF THE ASPCA HENRY BERGH AWARD

WINNER OF THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES' KIND AWARD

A young boy wonders what his dog's life was like before he adopted him from the animal shelter.  A picture book geared for 4-8 year olds, Actor Candice Bergen says, "This is a lovely and touching book to encourage people to rescue pets instead of buy." A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the Humane Society of the United States.

      

 

       

THOSE SHOES

Illustrated by Noah Z. Jones

Candlewick Press, 2007

STARRED REVIEW *** (THE BULLETIN, DECEMBER) 

ALSO FEATURED ON THE COVER!

A CHARLOTTE ZOLOTOW AWARD HONOR BOOK

BLUE RIBBON AWARD FROM THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS

READ BOSTON BEST READALOUD, 2007

READ ON WISCONSIN! NOVEMBER'S PRIMARY PICK

GREAT LAKES, GREAT BOOKS RECOMMENDED READING LIST

MOCKINGBIRD AWARD NOMINEE

SURREY SCHOOLS (BRITISH COLUMBIA) PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

Book of the Month for Rutgers University Project on Economics and Chlldren

http://econkids.rutgers.edu

Jeremy has dreams about the shoes he wants.  Black high tops, two white stripes.  The shoes everyone has, but

out of the budget of his grandmother. What happens when Jeremy finally gets his own pair of those shoes?  A new picture book for the 4-8 year old set released from Candlewick Press!

 

 

 

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Thanks for visiting! Every life is a story, isn't it?  I’ve been writing stories since kindergarten, and began writing for kids over 19 years ago when my own children were small. Lots of picture books and three children later, I enjoy not only the process of story writing, but also meeting kids and adults who like to write. There is no bigger thrill than talking with a breathless 10 year old who tells me, “I want to be an author when I grow up!” That excited look in their eye reminds me that doing what you love to do, and leaning into how you are uniquely wired, makes work interesting, fun and rewarding.  Enjoy checking out this site, and all the best to you as you do your own writing, reading and creating!

 

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