Monday, September 18, 2017

Book Festivals

I just recently got back from two wonderful Book Festivals. The first, Bookmarks Festival , was a real treat. I got to met some of my heroes and new heroes including Grace Lin, Javaka Steptoe, Michael Fry, and Matt Tavares. The school visits were also terrific. I just continue to be impressed with number of bilingual schools. I certainly would have loved that when I was growing up.

The second was the Brooklyn Book Festival which was like a big publishing reunion. I could go on and on about both, but instead I'll post some of my favorite pictures.
My former student, Alex Lee, stopped by Brooklyn Book Festival 

Signing at Brooklyn Book Festival 

Chatting with the wonderful kids at Speas Global Academy 

Speas Global Academy 

Kid Lit Fun at Bookmarks Book Festival 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Happy Book Birthday to SING, DON’T CRY! I’m so grateful for it’s 2 STARRED REVIEWS by BOOKLIST and SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL. Not to mention a lovely review by Celia C. Pérez at THE HORN BOOK. (Shout out to her debut middle grade THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK which also comes out to today!)

For more information about the book and buying options (i.e. Indiebound, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Macmillan) please visit my website

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Happy Book Birthday!

Lola Levine and the Vacation Dream hits the bookstores today! Check out more out Lola on Monica Brown's website:

Sunday, April 02, 2017

New Books!

Oh my, it's been awhile since I've posted. I've been busy! But I'm happy to share with you new cover art for a few upcoming books!

HOW ARE YOU? (March 13, 2018)

They will all be going on to the website in just a couple of weeks.

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.