Category Archives: picture books

Q and A with the author and illustrator of THE RUNAWAY SHIRT

Congratulations to Claire Freeland, winner of the giveaway of signed copy of THE RUNAWAY SHIRT! Find out more about the book and get your copy at https://tinyurl.com/runawayshirt   On September 1, 2020, illustrator Julia Castaño shared a storytime and art … Continue reading

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THE RUNAWAY SHIRT Storytimes!

If you missed the online launch celebration for The Runaway Shirt, you can still check out the videos below!         The Runaway Shirt Storytime in English   The Runaway Shirt Storytime in ASL   Order The Runaway Shirt … Continue reading

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THE RUNAWAY SHIRT launches today!

Happy book birthday to my newest book, The Runaway Shirt!  With beautiful, playful illustrations by Julia Castaño, this picture book features a mother and child on an imaginative laundry adventure! The story is based on a game my own kiddo and I … Continue reading

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NITA’S DAY launches today!

Happy book birthday to my newest book, Nita’s Day: More Signs for Babies and Parents! The second book in the Little Hands Signing series features Nita and her family using American Sign Language all day long! With adorable, bold illustrations by … Continue reading

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15 Picture Books That Demonstrate “Show, Don’t Tell”

In my workshop, “The Secrets of Showing,” we explore revision tools to help writers spotlight the important themes and developments in their stories using dialogue, action beats, strong word choices, and more. Though writers often think of longer works as … Continue reading

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Coming this Fall: THE RUNAWAY SHIRT!

I’m so excited to announce that I have another picture book coming out this Fall from Familius Press. The Runaway Shirt is a silly story of mother-child bonding that was inspired by two things:  The delighted giggles of my own toddler (now … Continue reading

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