I write books—novels, nonfiction, picture books, poetry—for young people, old people, and in-between people. You, presumably, read books. How fortunate that we’ve found one another! Have a look around. . . .
Yes, that is my own Imperfect Spiral, the Tearjerker of the Month in the October 2015 Scholastic Reading Club newsletter. And yes, I am still... Continue reading
As you may know, authors and artists generally work separately on the picture books that are published under their joint bylines. There are good... Continue reading
I DISSENT: That is the title of the manuscript I’ve been working on lately–a picture book biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.... Continue reading
“enlightening and inspiring” –Publishers Weekly
Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards Honor Book 2014
A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book
Read the New York Times review
When Dozer the Goldendoodle broke through his fence to join the 2,000 runners in the Maryland Half Marathon, he was chasing adventure and fun–but he ended up championing the hopes of all who long for a cure for cancer. This true story of a fun-loving, big-hearted dog entertains, inspires, and offers children a fresh way to think about how they–like Dozer!–can help others.
“An immensely powerful experience” –Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“crackles with adolescent vitality” –Publishers Weekly (starred)
Kirkus Best Book, Parents’ Choice, Sydney Taylor Notable,
VOYA Nonfiction Honor
The Poesiealbum Project: readers respond to The Year of Goodbyes