Yippee! Counting to Bananas is a finalist for the 2023 Oregon Book Awards for the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Children’s Literature, along with some other incredible books! Congratulations to all the finalists!: Zoey Abbott of Portland, Pig and Horse and the Something Scary (Abrams/Abrams Books for Young Readers) Cathy Camper of Portland, Arab Arab… Read more »
Kirkus calls B Is for Bananas “an a-peeling alphabet adventure”
🍌The first review is in for B IS FOR BANANAS, and Kirkus Reviews calls it “an a-peeling alphabet adventure”! So happy for our team with illustrator Estrela Lourenço, editor Cheryl Eissing, and all the other amazing folks at Flamingo Books. 😍 And thank you Kirkus Reviews! 🌛Read the full review here. 🌟Preorder your copy. 🍌Release… Read more »
2022 Undies Case Cover Award Winner
Congratulations to all the winners of School Library Journal’s 2022 Undies Case Covers Awards! And hugest congrats to Estrela Lourenço, the mastermind behind the case cover for our book, COUNTING TO BANANAS, winner of the category for best “Something to Read.” I have loved the case cover she made all along, but recently found out… Read more »
Portland Book Festival Appearances
Do you know about Portland Book Festival? This daylong event features 100+ presenters in all-ages events, pop-up readings, an extensive book fair, food carts, and more at Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues, including me! It’s coming up on November 5th, 2022. Come see me at: Story Time with host Emily Arrow for a reading of Counting to Bananas… Read more »
Today Show’s Best Books for 3-year olds
I just learned that Counting to Bananas has been selected as one of the Today Show’s best books for 3-year-olds! Thank you Today Show!
Red Bud Read-Aloud Award Nominee
Counting to Bananas was nominated for the 2023 Red Bud Read-Aloud Award! Many thanks to Kyle and Kenneth Brown for organizing this very fun award where school children get to vote bracket-style for their favorite read-alouds.
Book Signing Fun
I had so much fun celebrating the grand opening of Barnes and Noble’s new Hillsboro, Oregon store with a story time and book signing earlier this month. The store was big and beautiful, and the kids were a delight. One girl even stood at my table with me to help her complete her entire counting… Read more »
I had so much fun reading Counting to Bananas at my local Barnes and Noble store last Saturday. Plus, my parents surprise-showed up, and my Dad took my picture!
Counting to Bananas an Amazon Best Book of 2022 So Far
I’m so delighted that Counting to Bananas was chosen as one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2022 So Far, for children’s books ages 3-5. What a great list of books, authors, and illustrators to be included with!
Counting to Bananas Book Birthday!
It’s finally here! I’m so excited that Counting to Bananas is out in the world today! I think Banana here is pretty delighted, too. Since picture books don’t often have space for an acknowledgements section, I want to take a moment to acknowledge the MANY people who have helped usher this book into being. First… Read more »