Little Red at the Watertown Library
Face paint, balloons and boo-ing at Milly's NYC
Making lollipop spiders at the Fairfield University Bookstore
AXOLOTLS IN THE NEWS—"Mexico's Mythic Salamanders"
reported in this New York Times article on October 31. Efforts to save the
axolotl are crucial to science and medicine because of the animal's
amazing power to regrow almost any body part—limbs, tail, internal organs,
even parts of its brain and spinal cord!
"WRITING AND ILLUSTRATING"
Neither rain nor wind nor gloom of night (nor power outages) can stay
some amazing bloggers from their posts. Kathy Temean conducted this
interview right before Hurricane Sandy!
Ellie reads aloud to baby brother James
NEW REVIEWS FOR SPIKE
"Sometimes kindness trumps scariness when it comes to being an
effective monster. That's the theme of ... [this] slyly engaging
picture book. ... A charmer." Thanks to Jenny Brown, children's editor
at Shelf Awareness, for this wonderful new review of SPIKE.
"TINY, BUT MIGHTY"
"...author and illustrator establish a tale of unlikely friendship, while inviting
young readers to consider what it means to have courage. ... Spike will delight
children with his tiny but mighty ways." —Angie Zapata in Booklist
BOO, MR. SCHU & AN INTERVIEW
Find out about my most beloved Halloween costume, see favorite spooky
stories and try my writing advice to second graders in this Q&A with Mr. Schu,
K-5 teacher-librarian and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read.
"Reading is like a magic mirror. Look in a book and reflect on yourself."