Books for Kids

When Your Book is Published!

It never gets old – celebrating when your book is published is fantastic! I was so thrilled to visit my local bookstore (Support those independent bookstores!!) and hold these books in my hands.   You can find these books at YOUR local bookstore, too! Sweet Quest for the Unicorn’s Horn A taste for sweets (and… Read more »

Book Release Delayed

If you’re a writer right now, you know things are changing. I just learned that my new book, The Science and Technology of Leonardo da Vinci, won’t be released until May 2021. It’s a little frustrating, but I know when the book comes out, readers will have such a great time trying all of the… Read more »

The First Book You Ever Checked Out

  This post is an interview with my middle son, about the first book he ever checked out. He’s now in seventh grade at the middle school. Bat Loves the Night “I was in English class, and we were in the library, and we all had our iPads out and were logged in and the… Read more »

Children’s Book Publishers and Reading Lists

If you’re interested in writing for children, it’s essential to learn what kinds of books different children’s book publishers produce. You need to know if they are the right house to give your story life. But how do you figure out if the publisher is right for you and if you are right for that… Read more »

Wild About Reading Books

We love reading books in this house. We also love reading books outside, on the bus, while we’re walking, and even in the parked minivan in the garage. Graphic Novels The book that has captured the attention of this van reader is a graphic novel in the Amulet series. He got book 4 in his… Read more »

Pennsylvania Books

                Ready for a reading list of Pennsylvania books? Last summer, I came up with a “Reading Road Trip” article that described the real places in the U.S. featured in some of my favorite books. As a kid, I dreamed of visiting the places I read about, everything… Read more »