Sleeping Bear Press, July 15, 2022
Available for pre-order
wherever books are sold!
Your thinking is cloudy – gloomy and gray. But wait! A BRAINSTORM! is headed your way. What begins as the tiniest drop of a thought – kerplink! – soon swells into a whirlwind of words, pictures, and ideas spilling down – Plunk! Plonk! Splat! For fans of What If? by Samantha Berger and What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada, BRAINSTORM! takes us inside the mind of a young writer caught in a downpour of creativity.
BRAINSTORM! is a rhyming concept picture book targeted to children in grades K-3 who are beginning to learn how to shape and sharpen their idea-generation and storytelling skills. It includes back matter for parents, teachers and librarians who can use this book to help encourage kids to have fun playing with new ideas!
BRAINSTORM! is illustrated by Kate Kronreif
I WILL ALWAYS BE...
HarperCollins, Spring 2024
I WILL ALWAYS BE... is an inspirational rhyming picture book that encourages kids to always celebrate their passions, whether or not they ever make it to Broadway or the big leagues. For fans of books like Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller and I Am Enough by Grace Byers, I WILL ALWAYS BE... reminds young artists and athletes, bakers and ballerinas, inventors and investigators, that doing what you love and loving what you do is what really matters.
I WILL ALWAYS BE... will be illustrated by Rahele Jomepour Bell and published in 2024 by HarperCollins.
HOP TO IT: POEMS TO GET YOU MOVING
Pomelo Books, Oct. 2020
My poem, Our Walk To School
is featured in this wonderful anthology!
Breathe. Stretch. Wiggle. Dance. March. Stomp. Reach! HOP TO IT: Poems to Get You Moving contains 100 poems that incorporate a wide variety of movements—including deskercise! You'll find poems on “2020 topics,” too, such as life during a pandemic, virtual learning, staying connected with friends, and standing up for what you believe in. Take a "30-second indoor recess" (or "brain break") whenever you need it!
CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL:
THE MAGIC OF CATS
Simon & Schuster, July 2020
My poem, Ode To Frankie Cat, about how I learned to tolerate (and eventually love) my husband's "first born," was featured in this beautiful anthology.