The wonderful booksellers at Annie Bloom’s Books in Portland, Oregon have set up a webpage where you can order signed and/or personalized copies of my books! For personalized books, just make a note in the checkout comments with the name of the person you would like the book signed to. Annie Bloom’s will let me… Read more »
Huge thank you to Imagination Soup for selecting B IS FOR BANANAS as one of 2023’s Best Picture Books! Of the process, Melissa says “Every month of 2023, I’ve read around 250 newly published picture books, adding up to three thousand books. Of those three thousand, these are my picture book picks for the best… Read more »
Eeep! B IS FOR BANANAS is one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Year for ages 3-5! Thank you Amazon Books!
Thank you to Good Housekeeping for selecting B Is for Bananas as a 2023 Good Housekeeping Best Kids’ Book Award winner! According to Good Housekeeping, “The process started in spring when 200-plus nominations rolled in for the 2023 awards. In addition to input from literary experts, Good Housekeeping tested the nominations with the best book critics—kids… Read more »
Thank you so much to the Oregon Council of Teachers of English for selecting Counting to Bananas as an Honor Book for the 2022 Oregon Spirit Book Awards in the picture book category! What an honor!
I’m so happy to share the B Is for Bananas, illustrated by Estrela Lourenço and written by me, has been selected for Amazon’s list of Best Books of the Year So Far for children’ ages 3-5. It joins Counting to Bananas in being selected for this great honor last year. Thank you Amazon!
Update: This podcast aired on June 20, 2023, and you can check it out now! This morning, I’ll be recording on the Reading with Your Kids podcast with Jed Doherty. I’m so excited to share in their mission of helping families grow through reading. I probably wouldn’t be an author today without all the books… Read more »
I’m delighted to share that my third picture book, and my first nonfiction book, will be coming in Spring 2025 with Beach Lane Books! ALPACAS HERE, ALPACAS THERE, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri, spotlights alpacas living in North and South America and how, as different as their upbringings and surroundings may be, the result is the… Read more »
Thank you to School Library Journal for this fabulous starred review for B IS FOR BANANAS! “PreS-K–This is the toddler book of all toddler books, and one to leave preschoolers squealing. Laughter will be the name of the game every time this book is read; it is hilarious! A little banana is supposed to be… Read more »
Check out this adorable banana-themed pie from Stephanie Hockersmith of Pie Lady Books! If you haven’t checked out all of her pies yet, they are a must-see. What’s better than a combo of books, art, and dessert?! I’m feeling inspired to try making a banana cream pie or some banana bread or something now! See… Read more »