I have a new picture book coming! What Is It Like to Live on an Island? is coming in April 2019 from Little Bigfoot Books, the publisher of Journey. This one stems from my fascination with islands. I’ll be heading to the San Juan Islands this summer, in fact, to enjoy the views from the ferries, go whale watching, and eat seafood conduct research. As you can infer from the image of Orcas Island below, it’s going to be quite a tedious chore.
For me, April was my month of East Bay school visits. I was honored to share Journey with all the schools in the Berkeley Unified School District, as well as Berkwood Hedge, an independent school in Berkeley, and Chabot Elementary, in Oakland. Following are some photos.
I’m excited to say that Journey has been named a finalist for Bank Street College’s 2017 Cook Prize! This prize is awarded to STEM picture books for kids age eight to ten. The winner of the prize will be announced in April, but regardless, I will be at the award ceremony in New York on May 18! I can’t wait.