January, 2019

Happy news plus a sneak peek at my new book! 

Thanks to my wonderful editors at Simon and Schuster...

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... and at HarperCollins! Here's a first look at a new picture book coming in

May 2019. Thrilled to be collaborating with these two talented women on a

story that had the world riveted all summer. 

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Fall, 2018

It's Been a Busy Year! 

Two new books—SHAKING THINGS UP and my first middle grade novel LIFEBOAT 12; many school visits; Princeton, Chappaqua, Warwick, and Rhode Island children's book festivals; NCTE in Houston; NCSS in Chicago; and a brand-new picture book coming in May, 2019. Here are some of the highlights! 

 

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                    Launch Party at the Pequot Library in Southport, CT

 

                                      Happy news announced at NCTE! 

 

                     DOUBLE TAKE wins the 2018 Connecticut Book Award

 

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                           NYC school visit with a surprise special guest! 

 

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                     One of many wonderful school visits all over the country

 

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         Spreading the book love at the Connecticut Reading Association Conference.

         Thanks to all these authors and illustrators for donating books to give to CT

         educators. 

 

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                                  Barbara McClintock and David Johnson

                                  hosted a lovely gathering

                                  to celebrate a visit from Dylan Teut. 

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     Meeting THE Ruby Bridges at Smith College and giving her a copy of 

SHAKING THINGS UP featuring Oga Mora's art of young Ruby on the cover

 

 

    Thanks to Susannah Richards for inviting me to the Confratute Conference. 

 

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 The Pinkneys, me, and my husband at the Rhode Island Children's Book Festival 

 

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             The Rhode Island Children's Book Festival authors and illustrators

 

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Proud to participate in the Connecticut Children's Book Fair where I got to meet Tomie dePaola and debut illustrator Doug Salati