Tons of puns for little ones

I have long admired writers whose gifts go beyond writing and creative skills. Because of my own organizational short-comings, I especially admire writers who devise new ways to market their work and the work of colleagues, and even manage to IMPLEMENT those ideas. Julie Hedlund is one such writer. I’ve …

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Pumpkins! Pumpkins! Pumpkins!

Happy autumn! Because I’ve been here … … on the seat of a tractor for weeks now, sometimes with the help of a grandkiddo (they think…don’t worry, we aren’t moving in this photo), I’m having to skip an OUTSIDE THE BOX post this month (but, ooh, have I got a …

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NIKI NAKAYAMA: A Chef’s Tale in 13 Bites with Jamie Michalak, Debbi Michiko Florence, & Yuko Jones. Plus a book & art giveaway!

Foodie picture book biographies are totally my jam. So I’m super excited to share NIKI NAKAYAMA: A Chef’s Tale in 13 Bites with you today. Co-authors Jamie Michalak and Debbi Michiko Florence, plus debut pb illustrator Yuko Jones were kind enough to answer some questions — and they’re giving away …

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One Sheep, Two Sheep with Editorial Director Meredith Mundy (+giveaway)

WARNING! Brace yourselves for some barnyard ridiculousness on October 19. That’s the release date for my latest book with Troy Cummings called One Sheep, Two Sheep. Feel free to pre-order a signed-by-yours-truly copy: Click here! Click here! Click here! This is what Kirkus has to say about this bedtime barnyard …

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