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My upcoming book, This Is the Nest That Robin Built, will be released on March 6th—pre-order your copy from your favorite bookseller!

Take a look at my amazing new teaching guides, by the wonderful Dianna Burt! They will give educators and caregivers ideas (discussion and activities) on ways to use the books to teach multiple concepts and they include the applicaple Common Core standards. We will be adding guides gradually, with the eventual goal of offering guides for all of my books.

We would really like to start including more samples of my book activities, pictures from my presentations, and pictures of my books being used in the classroom, so if you have photos we would love to share them on the website! They can be emailed to

 Both of this year’s workshops at Highlights and my Writer-in-Residency were a success and lots of fun! You can visit Highlights’ website to get more information on future workshops.

In the Tall, Tall Grass has been selected for Maine’s Raising Readers, an incredible “statewide program that gives books—free of charge—to all Maine children between the ages of birth and five”.

2016 was a busy year, with two new books. 5 Little Ducks was released in the fall and has already receieved wonderful reviews from School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, and Booklist and a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. It has also been named as one of School Library Journal’s October Pop Picks and included in Bound to Stay Bound Books Cream of the Crop Fall 2016. It was also included in the Wall Street Journal’s “The Best New Children’s Books.” Be sure to visit the 5 Little Ducks activity page! Maggie and Michael Get Dressed was released in the spring—take a look at it’s activity page!

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