TAD LINCOLN’S RESTLESS WRIGGLE by Beth Anderson (+ Giveaway)!

I’m a huge fan of Beth Anderson’s historical, narrative nonfiction picture books. They bring to light important figures who have been hidden (Elizabeth Jennings), “ordinary” people with extraordinary talents (James “Smelly” Kelly), and now, a very special relationship between a young boy and his very famous father. Tad Lincoln’s restless …

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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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