Wednesday
Apr152015

An NCTE Notable Book

Hats off to writer Cindy Jenson-Elliott! Weeds Find a Way has been chosen as a National Council of Teachers of English Notable Book for 2015, for among other things, demonstrating "uniqueness in the use of language" and engaging "child response or participation."  http://bit.ly/1HtesXJ

Tuesday
Mar312015

A Nod from Bank Street

I'm delighted that Bank Street College of Education has selected Weeds Find a Way as one of their picks for Best Children’s Books of the Year 2015. Yippee!

See more at http://bit.ly/18TmNWK

 

Tuesday
Mar172015

Nature in the Classroom?

A comic strip about a recent school visit.

 

Tuesday
Feb172015

An ALA Notable Book

Thrilled that my picture book Weeds Find a Way has been chosen as an American Library Association Notable book for 2015. The list includes 26 books that the ALA says are "the best of the best in children's books." I'm honored to be in such great company! See more at http://bit.ly/1chOMiC 

Thursday
Jan222015

Illustration West

Good news: five illustrations from my picture book WEEDS FIND A WAY were recognized at the Illustration West 53 Competition. The judges also gave my work a Gold Award and the Patrick Nagel Award for Excellence. Yippee! Many thanks to the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles.

Tuesday
Nov182014

Beam me up, Scotty!

My Skype visit to a children's literature class 1700km away at the University of Northern Colorado. Thanks, Dr. Erekson and students! Shhh...don't tell anybody that I was wearing my fluffy bunny slippers!

Wednesday
Oct292014

Happy Halloween!

Monday
Oct272014

Eureka Honor Award

Hooray! Weeds Find a Way earns a Eureka Honor Award for nonfiction from the California Reading Association.

Friday
Oct172014

At Wordfest, Sheila Heti and Leeann Shapton talked about their book WOMEN IN CLOTHES, a survey, catalogue and visual essay on stories our clothes tell us. Here’s my contribution to the evening's clothing swap, along with my illustrated label.

Tuesday
Sep302014

Little Free Library Launch Photos

On September 26, we welcomed my Little Free Library to its new home!

A group of kids cut the ribbon. Then we read some books. (Photos above: Janine Vangool.)

Visit the Capitol Hill Community Centre (21st Ave. NW near 15th St., Calgary) for a good read. Or find a Little Free Library near you: http://littlefreelibrary.org.