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
-The Horn Book

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

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.


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


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Marta! Big And Small

5 more days till Marta! Big and Small's publication date!

In celebration of the book,  I'll be doing a few book signings and events this September. Here are a few scheduled right now:

September 3rd - AUSTIN, TX
Book People

September 7th - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Books Inc. - Laurel Village

September 11th - PORTLAND, OR
Green Bean Books

September 24th - PRINCETON, NJ
Princeton Library Book Festival
11am - 4pm

If you want more information please visit:

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Las Comadres Latino Literature Writing Conference

Last year I participated at Las Compadres writing conference on a wonderful panel with Shelley Diaz (School library Journal) and author Daniel Jóse Older. It was a really great panel about diversity in children's books. Well, this year I'm thrilled to be leading a workshop specifically on writing children's books! Here is a link about enrolling and the conference in general. I can't wait to get back into teaching mode.