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Welcome!


Thanks for visiting my corner of the woods. Inside you will find videos, teaching resources, book information, tips for writers, and far too many photos of my dog 


Also, check out the ever-expanding Photo Gallery, and my extremely brief blog, Out & About.


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(photo by Eli Sidman)


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What's New?



Just in time for Earth Day on April 22, my newest book, Hello, Earth! Poems to Our Planet, illustrated by Miren Asiain Lora, is here from Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. It's already received three starred reviews


--Watch an introductory video about the book.


--Check out resources & activities to help plan your EARTH DAY celebrations.


--Have fun with this foldable mini-book that inspires creativity and connection with the Earth. Download here.






Coming Soon


Dear Treefrog, gorgeously illustrated by Diana Sudyka, is due out May 25 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 


In starred reviews, Kirkus describes the book like this: "A child, a tree frog, and a poignant, poetic journey to find a sense of home, while Booklist calls it an "artful picture book [that] seamlessly blends science, poetry, and mindfulness.” 


Stay tuned for more!





Working, teaching, or schooling from home? 


Books are very important to us in these uncertain times. Here are a few resources to help you share my books with your students, family members, or colleagues:


--Listen to Read Alouds of some of my books. 

--Want to dig deeper? Try these Reader Guides

--Poetry-starters will spark writing ideas. Create a Handmade book to bind up your poems!

--Explore the great outdoors and keep a Nature journal.

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