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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)

What's New?

Dear Treefroggorgeously illustrated by Diana Sudyka, is just out from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt! 

Join Joyce and Diana as they talk about the origins and creation of this book, June 10, 2021, courtesy of the Wild Rumpus Bookstore.The event is FREE! Register here.

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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.” Booklist calls it an "artful picture book [that] seamlessly blends science, poetry, and mindfulness,” and Horn Book declares it’s “Altogether lovely."

Go to Joyce’s Treefrog Album to see photos!


Just in time for spring, 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 

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

Working, teaching, or schooling from home? 

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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