Make way for the Easter Elf

I’m a lifelong Wisconsinite. And while I’ll never wear a cheese head, I do have an affinity for all things Wisconsin. Cows. Overalls. Fish fries. So I’m pleased to introduce a Wisconsin-made picture book today. EASTER ELF is written by Rochelle Groskreutz, who resides in Mukwonago, and illustrated by Leah …

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A Little Chicken (+ giveaway)

Today, A Little Chicken, written by yours truly and illustrated by Dan Taylor officially flies the coop! Dot is the star of A Little Chicken. The first sentence tells the reader a lot about Dot. This is what Kirkus had to say about A Little Chicken: “The effortless prose rises …

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A Computer Called Katherine (+ Giveaway)

Today I’m over-the-moon to announce the release of my new book (March 12) — A COMPUTER CALLED KATHERINE: HOW KATHERINE JOHNSON HELPED PUT AMERICA ON THE MOON, illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison. Long before the Hidden Figures movie and book (2016) introduced many people to Katherine Johnson, A COMPUTER CALLED …

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DARING DOZEN (+Giveaway)

Do you know how many people have walked on the moon? (Hint: check out the post title.) That’s right! Only twelve astronauts—ever—have visited our beautiful moon. You’ve probably heard a lot about the moon’s first guests, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and their famous Apollo 11 landing. Yet most people …

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