A snowy scene from When the Snow Falls. Illustrations by Jana Christy


Upcoming Book Talks!

WHEN THE SNOW FALLS, my new picture book with Jana Christy (Putnam, 2017), arrives on shelves next month! Our children’s librarian said, “This would be a wonderful read-aloud!” (really she said that).  That’s a good sign. Like my first picture book, this one also features a zippy, zesty Grandma who knows the magic of outdoor adventures.  Please join me for two book events to celebrate the arrival of WHEN THE SNOW FALLS:

Afternoon Book talk at the Concord Book Shop

November 12, 3:00

The Concord Bookshop

65 Main Street

Concord, MA 01742

Rumors has it there will be free snow cones after the talk!


Family Trees:  A Celebration fo Children’s Literature  at the Concord Museum:

Come join me for Authors and Illustrators Day — Sunday, December 10 1:00-4:00 p.m.
I’ll be signing WHEN THE WIND BLOWS with other authors and illustrators whose books are featured in Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. Leave time to explore the wildly creative tree decorations and don’t miss D.B. Johnson, author and illustrator of the “Henry series of picture books” and Family Trees 2017 Honorary Chair. Free with Family Trees admission; Members free.

“Two-word sentences in abcb rhyme patterns, one stanza per page, tell this seasonal story with a cadence that captures both the captivating beauty of a glistening wood and the snowy dunes of a blanketed city street.”

Kirkus Reviews, 2017



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