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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)


Lo res cover copy





What's New?



My newest book, Hello, Earth! Poems to Our Planet, illustrated by Miren Asiain Lora, is just out from Eerdmans Books for Young Readers.


I’m so excited to share this book with you! It’s filled with beautiful illustrations by Miren Asiain Lora that follow the adventures of children as they climb, swim, and discover our beautiful planet. And it has already received two starred reviews!!


Watch an introductory video about the book here.



Hello Earth minibook






I’ve also created a mini-book to accompany it, to inspire creativity and wonder (see left). You can download a PDF here










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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