As some of you may know, my debut picture book is coming out April 6, 2021 from Millbrook Press. I promise not to overwhelm you with posts about it, but this week I started doing virtual school visits and I just had to share.


Monday I “visited” Mosaic Prep in Brooklyn.

We learned that slugs are not insects and that lady bugs are really beetles. What an amazing group of young scholars.


Today I “built” an insect with some enthusiastic sixth graders.

Sharing insect science with young people keeps me on my toes and I probably learn more than they do. What a wonderful start on this journey.

Side Notes:

In case you are interested, I’m building a list of related hands-on activities at my writer’s website.

Also, if you would like your book “signed” virtually, I have some bookplates available.