Wanna Get Lost in the Library with Me?

Yesterday, the New York Public Library (yes, that New York Public Library) revealed the cover of Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude, a book I wrote as part of a Macmillan team-up with the NYPL, illustrated by Stevie Lewis.

Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude Cover

Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude is the first picture book about Patience and Fortitude, the two lion statues that faithfully guard the New York Public Library. When Patience goes missing, Fortitude realizes the secret to Patience’s disappearance may be within the Library itself.

The NYPL Twitter feed says, “With clever rhyme and vibrant art, Lost in the Library introduces young readers to Patience and Fortitude, the noble lions who stand guard in front of NYPL.”

Here’s a picture from one year, one week, and one day ago (1.9.17) when I visited the library to do research for this book (at the time, Patience in his rightful place).


I’m particularly excited about this book because Stevie Lewis’s illustrations are utterly glorious – and the writing isn’t half bad, I guess.

Lost in the Library will be released on August 28, 2018. You can pre-order it everywhere and mark it ‘to read’ on goodreads right now!

Indiebound   B&N   Amazon   Goodreads   BAM!   Book Depository   Indigo


Where I’ll Be Next

Two for You

1. I Love You for Miles and Miles written by Alison Goldberg and illustrated by Mike Yamada

2. Accident written & illustrated by Andrea Tsurumi

#TeachersAreRockStars at the Nerdy Book Club

If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you know I’m a big fan of the Nerdy Book Club (see previous posts I’ve made here, here, and here). Today I was given the opportunity to write a post over at the Nerdy Book Club where I share my love for teachers, librarians, educators, and all that they do. Check it out here.


I also wrote a companion list on The List App (one of my favorite new social media apps) entitled “Reasons Teachers Are Rock Stars” – please feel free to add your own reasons to this list as well. Check the list out here.

Today (and every day) I encourage you to share the your love for educators. And if you do, may I request that you use the hashtag #TeachersAreRockStars in any social media posts you make? Thanks. And go hug a teacher.

Where I’ll Be Next

Two for You

(two books I recommend you read)

1. Dario and the Whale written by Cheryl Lawton Malone & illustrated by Bistra Masseva

2. Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine written by Heather Lang & illustrated by Raúl Colón