Category Archives: The Runaway Shirt

Happy World Read Aloud Day!

February 3 is World Read Aloud Day!  My co-author Manuela Bernardi and I celebrated with a readaloud and a conversation about our book, She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World. Join us to hear about some of … Continue reading

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Book Lists!

Thank you to Colorado Parent for including The Runaway Shirt in their roundup of books about chores and family responsibilities:   Also announced this week:  2021 Rise: A Feminist Book Project List. This excellent list of 2020 titles, divided into … Continue reading

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The Runaway Shirt Q and A with Deborah Kalb

Thank you to Deborah Kalb, author of The President and Me series, for hosting me for a Book Q&A about The Runaway Shirt! Read the Q&A here!

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Laundry Love Storytime Tomorrow on Instagram

It is a truth universally acknowledged that doing laundry is not fun – unless you have a little one around to make it into a game, or really cool tools to make it easier.  I have long been a fan … Continue reading

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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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Tomorrow: Online THE RUNAWAY SHIRT Celebration

Join author Kathy MacMillan and illustrator Julia Castaño as they read their new picture book, The Runaway Shirt, share an art demo, and answer your questions about making picture books. Head to the Familius Facebook page on September 1st at … 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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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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