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February 20, 2018

By now, you all know that I have A Story.

If you haven't heard my story yet, you can read about it here, and in the links within that article. I don't want to talk about it any more, or at least, not here, in this space.

But there are some things you don’t know about...

February 4, 2018

It’s time! It’s time to talk about the Caldecott Medal!

Book Award Season is my favorite time of the year*. (And since I live in Canada, I get to celebrate it TWICE -- once in November when the Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) gives out its children’s literat...

February 2, 2018

Welcome to Cover Collection, my (mostly) weekly blog series in which I look at covers that I love and take them apart a little bit to see what makes them work.

Right now I’m looking at picture book covers, because we’re building up to the ALA Youth Media Award announcem...

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I get this question a lot.

It's totally understandable. Nobody has ever seen my name before, and it's not pronounced phonetically in English-speaking c...

Uh... How Do You Say Your Name, Again?

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