Books

A LOVE LETTER TO MY LIBRARY

A heartwarming picture book love letter to libraries and all the moments that make them so special!

Everyone loves visiting the library! Children—and adults alike—enjoy searching the shelves for new adventures, curling up in their favorite cozy chair during story time, and even laughing with their friends during arts and crafts. The library has something for everybody!

Publishes June 4, 2024
Illustrated by Rob Sayegh Jr.

Download a Letter Template to send to your library!

CROC & GATOR Chapter Book Series

Book 1: Swamp Ranger School

The series launch of the Croc and Gator chapter book series, following the adventures of no-nonsense Croc and goofball Gator as junior rangers in their hometown swamp.

Croc and Gator could not be more different, but the one thing they have in common is the love of their swamp. And now they are old enough to train as junior Swamp Rangers! They can’t wait to learn about all the swamp’s plants and animals, and how to protect them.

When outgoing Gator and reclusive Croc are paired up, neither is sure about the other. But it turns out that their differences help them ace their tests and reward them training certificates to become the best Swamp Rangers!

Publishes June 4, 2024
Illustrated by Mike Ciccotello

 

I CAN DO IT EVEN IF I’M SCARED: Finding The Brave You

Have you ever been so scared that your tummy tumbled and your heart hiccupped and your fingers fiddled? You’re not alone! Elephant, Cheetah, and Gator feel the same way. Join these three friends as they find their brave self by first imagining themselves as brave and growing into being brave!

Publishes July 2, 2024
Illustrated by Hannah George

IT BELONGS TO THE WORLD: Frederick Banting & The Discovery of Insulin

A picture book biography about Frederick Banting, who discovered insulin and strived to make it available to all. Inspired by my son Ryan, who has Type 1 Diabetes and requires a constant supply of insulin to survive.

Publishes October 29, 2024
Illustrated by Miss Diabetes

 

IT WILL BE OK: A Story of Empathy, Kindness, and Friendship

A sweet, simple picture book about how to help a worried friend. Discover the power of listening and gain insight into dealing with anxiety and having empathy.

It Will Be OK Educator Guide

Download the FREE Educator Guide to expand upon the story theme. Activities include Pre-reading Questions and Activities, See-Think-Wonder, Reader’s Theater, and more!

It Will Be OK Book Talk

Check out my book talk video where I was interviewed by a top journalist about the inspiration for It Will Be OK and why this story is so special to me.

NATIONAL REGULAR AVERAGE ORDINARY DAY

Peter does not like being bored, so he comes up with a way to have some festive fun–he’ll celebrate a different holiday each day! He even rates them on a scale of 1 to 10. But when he wakes up one morning to discover there isn’t any holiday, he realizes he’ll have to take matters into his own hands and make up his own! That’s easier said than done, though, and nothing seems to go right–until Peter realizes that even a regular, average, ordinary day can be something worth celebrating.

Illustrated by Barbara Bakos

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