Friday, June 21, 2019

Out With the Old, In With the New

Hello, friends!

I've been super busy, and seeing as how it's been over a year since I've posted, it's time to officially archive this blog.

BUT... I hope you'll follow me over on Instagram and Twitter for the latest book news, messy sketches, random thoughts about the writing and illustrating life, and pictures of my studio cats. (Of course!)

(And here's my next book, MANHATTAN: MAPPING THE STORY OF AN ISLAND, publishing on August 6th with Abrams Books for Young Readers. I'm thrilled to share that it's already gotten a ★STARREDreview from Kirkus!)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Grandma Gatewood ~ Booklist Review!

GRANDMA GATEWOOD HIKES THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL will be out in less than a month! Booklist calls it a “story of determination” and “an ode to the principle of walking down a road just to see what one can see.” (A perfect reason to take a walk, I think.) 💕

Friday, March 16, 2018

Grandma Gatewood ~ School Library Journal

“Beautiful illustrations and an emphasis on the value of nature, determination, and grit make this a great nonfiction selection for any library.” –from School Library Journal’s review of GRANDMA GATEWOOD HIKES THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL. (Here May 8th!)

Friday, February 23, 2018

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Grandma Gatewood ~ Sneak Peek

It's been a crazy-long time since I've blogged. What can I say... things have been busy around here making lots of art and writing!

Here's a sneak peek of color proofs for the next book, GRANDMA GATEWOOD HIKES THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL, coming out Spring '18! Emma Gatewood was the first woman to solo thru-hike the Appalachian Trail back in 1955 at the age of 67, and she was one very cool lady.

(Also, lately I've been sharing way more often over on Instagram, and Twitter, if you'd like to follow along.)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Notable Social Studies List 2017

So nice to learn this week that CHARLES DARWIN'S AROUND-THE-WORLD ADVENTURE is on the 2017 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People list, selected by the Children's Book Council (CBC) in conjunction with the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). Because education– including science and history– matters more now than ever.

Here's a link to the full list!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Good News!

CHARLES DARWIN'S AROUND-THE-WORLD ADVENTURE is on the 2017 list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12! The list is put out every year by the National Science Teachers Association in conjunction with The Children's Book Council, and it's an honor to be included with so many great books. Congratulations to all!

Here's the link to the full list: