Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Vampoodle: hairy, but not too scary

Vampoodle is my early reader (Pre-K - 1)
follow-up to Shampoodle
with Tim Bowers (love his cute dogs)!
Buy link: mywebsite

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017


A thank you from Hammer & friends to readers 
who made this happen.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

TOOL SCHOOL picture book (Oh the Places You’ll Go Giveaway Hop)

Looking for a new Back-To-School book?
 Cooperation builds friendships and fun.

from the creators of the
New York Times bestselling MIGHTY DADS
  • Giveaway starts at 12:00 pm (NOON ET) on WEDNESDAY August 9, 2017 and ends on WEDNESDAY August 23, 2017 at 11:59 pm (ET). Shipping to U.S. only. 
  • Unless otherwise stated, giveaways on this blog are open to U.S. residents 18 years old and older.
  • No purchase is necessary to win.  Void where prohibited.  Odds of winning depend on the number of entries collected.
  • Winner(s) need to make sure to use a valid email address. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond to the email.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Winners must respond using the email address used to enter the giveaway.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A trip to New York City & books galore!

Just got back from visiting some of my favorite editors in New York. These are just some of the books I scored since I haven't fully unpacked yet. I was thrilled to get my hands on my first copy of my new picture book with James Dean -- Tool School -- while at Scholastic. I hadn't seen these little busy-builder tools yet in final hardcover form since it pubs in July, and it was saw, er, SO exciting! And lunch with Anna DiVito netted me her new book with Kathleen Krull, America's First Ladies. What an exciting day!

Tool School & Vampoodle in July

It's the first day of school for these busy-builder tools.
Tool School is my second book with the amazing James Dean.
(Mighty Dads was our first book.)
Vampoodle is the follow-up to Shampoodle
with Tim Bowers, who creates oodles of cute dogs!
Both publish one month from today, July 27, 2017.
Buy links are at my website.