Hi, friends! I feel like it’s pretty crazy that I can say this, but on March 1st –
next Friday – my TENTH book will be released. is the second book in the It’s Not Hansel and Gretel , illustrated by It’s Not a Fairy Tale series Edwardian Taylor.
Indiebound B&N Amazon
There’s even a Giveaway going on at Goodreads if you’d like to enter.
If you’re in the Boston area on Saturday, March 9th, I’d love for you to help celebrate the release of this new book – along with all nine of my previous ones.
Starting at 11am
Belmont Books (in Belmont, Massachusetts), I’ll be reading and signing all of my books – and *there will be free food* – from gingerbread to pancakes to picnics to taco salads, I’ll be sharing the foods from all of my books (or maybe I’ll just bring a last minute box of cookies)!
Feel free to pass this invite along to all of your family, friends, students, teachers, and all of the booklovers in your life.
I’m incredibly honored to have been able to publish ten books and have you be a part of my journey. I’d love to celebrate this milestone with you.
It’s gift-giving season again! Two years ago I spent Small Business Saturday visiting as many independent bookstores as I and my minions could handle.
In 2015, we made it to 9 (see the post here).
This year, we made it to
! We traveled 14 independent bookstores from door to door between the hours of 75 miles . 9am and 6pm
I’m not sure if this means anything, but the trajectory we took sort of looks like a human head, maybe wearing an oddly shaped jester’s cap? Hey, Debbie Ohi, any thoughts?
*** UPDATE ***
Within minutes of tweeting to Debbie Ohi, she came up with this brilliant image:
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We made purchases at each of the stores below (in order):
The Concord Bookshop
Porter Square Books
Harvard Book Store
The Curious George Store
Trident Booksellers and Cafe
The Children’s Book Shop
The Blue Bunny Books & Toys
New England Mobile Book Fair
Remember two things:
#1: Books make the BEST gifts
#2: Independent bookstores do more than just sell books – they’re essential parts of our community.
Thursday, November 30 at 6:00pm: Family Literacy Month Storytime at Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA, USA
Saturday, December 2 at 10:30am: Storytime at the Weston Public Library, 87 School Street, Weston, MA, USA
Saturday, December 9 at 10:30am: Storytime at the Mansfield Public Library, 255 Hope Street in Mansfield, MA, USA
Saturday, December 9 from 12:30-4:30pm: The Writers’ Loft Annual Holiday Bazaar at An Unlikely Story, 111 South Street, Plainville, MA, USA
Two for You
written & illustrated by Pierre Collet-Derby Barnaby Never Forgets
written & illustrated by Gina Perry Small
Next spring (in 2018), I’ve got two new books coming out:
(5.1.18) and Albie Newton (6.5.18). And in the past week, both covers were revealed! How to Code a Sandcastle
Yesterday, Pernille Ripp (award-winning teacher, author, and founder of the Global Read Aloud)
revealed the cover of , illustrated by Ester Garay. Albie Newton
Mark to read on Goodreads or Pre-Order: Indiebound B&N BAM BookDepo Chap/Indigo Amazon
Last Thursday at School Library Journal, Fuse 8 – AKA Betsy Bird (author, editor, podcaster, librarian extraordinaire)
revealed the cover of How to Code a Sandcastle , illustrated by Sara Palacios.
Mark to Read on Goodreads or Pre-Order: Indiebound B&N BAM BookDepo Chap/Indigo Amazon
I can’t wait to share these books with next spring!
Sunday, October 29 at 11:00am: Halloween Storytime with Anika Denise, Christopher Denise, Ammi-Joan Paquette, & Anna Staniszewski at , 79 Leonard Street, Belmont, MA, USA Belmont Books
Friday, November 3 at 6:00pm: Storytime with Tara Lazar and Corey Rosen Schwartz at , Huntington Square Shopping Center, 4000 East Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, NY, USA Barnes & Noble East Northport
Saturday, November 4: , Boyd Intermediate School, 286 Cuba Hill Road, Huntington, NY, USA nErDcamp Long Island
Sunday, November 5 at 11:00am: Storytime at , 180 Route 35 , Eatontown, NJ, USA Barnes & Noble Monmouth Mall
Friday, November 17 – Sunday, November 19: , America’s Center, 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO, USA NCTE Annual Convention
Two for You
(two books I recommend you read)
edited by Betsy Bird Funny Girl
written by Pernille Ripp Passionate Readers