Saturday, November 05, 2016

Texas Bluebonnet Book

Growing up in Texas, I used to devour the Texas Bluebonnet Books at my local and school library. Well, today quite a FEW years later, I am very, VERY pleased to share that LOLA LEVINE: DRAMA QUEEN will be included in the 2017 – 2018 Texas Blue Bonnet Award Master List.

Congrats to everyone who has worked on the book especially Monica Brown who did a Fabulous job with the Writing. Without her, I wouldn't have been able to do the illustrations. 


Good News!

I have some wonderful news! How Do You Say? ¿Cómo Se Dice? is an Amazon Best Book of November Pick. 



In addition, it was listed on the Children's Book Review as one the top picks of November. Thank you Bianca for the write up. If you'd like to pick a copy at your local bookstore, it goes on sale November 8th. 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Introducing Stella!

I've been quietly working this year on my first middle grade novel with Connie Hsu at Roaring Brook.

That's right, I wrote a long story with many words.

While at times a little intimidating, it's possibly one of the best experiences I've had working on a book to date. Now, it's nearly at the copyediting stage and now I'm finally working on cover sketches! Here a few. Also if it looks familiar at all that's because it started as a picture book idea back in 2013.


Coming Winter 2018

Friday, October 21, 2016

Brooklyn Children's Book Fair



I'm delighted to say I'll be participating next month at the Tenth Annual Children's Book Fair at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Click the link for more details.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

School Visit: Becker Elementary



From my recent school visits back in Austin, Texas. This one was at Becker, a wonderful Spanish emersion school. Thanks to BookPeople for coordinating it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Almost Book Birthday


Three Weeks Till How Do You Say?¿Cómo Se Dice? hits the Bookstores! And it's been getting great reviews. Here are just a few highlights:

“This charming story is as light as air yet carries heft.“
- Kirkus Review

“This small book will be a favorite for repeated, interactive read alouds given its child-friendly visual appeal and theme of friendship across languages.”
- School Library Journal

“Highly recommended for picture-book collections, especially where bilingual books are popular.“
- Booklist

“Bold shapes, bright color contrasts, and unexpected layouts give the pages a visual
rhythm and flow that matches the snappy text. As appealing to look at as it is to
listen to, this book employs a design that works particularly well for sharing with
groups.”
-The Horn Book

If you'd like to pre-order it, here are a few options:

IndieBound 
Macmillan
Barnes and Noble 


Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Book Trailer for How Do You Say? ¿Cómo Se Dice?

I wish I could credit for this, but I had a ton of help creating and bringing to life a book trailer for How Do You Say? ¿Cómo Se Dice? Thank you to everyone for you input. Hope you like it.



video


Also just a small reminder the book goes on sale November 8, 2016, but you can preorder it. :)

#friendshipisuniversal
#mackids