“A Place Where Hurricanes Happen” Book Drive

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 in Books, Uncategorized

A Book Drive for Schools Affected by Hurricane Sandy December 10th – December 21st Help Us Donate Books to children coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Purchase a copy of “A Place Where Hurricanes Happen” and Random House will match your donation.   How the Book Drive Works: Step One: Purchase a copy of […]

Original Art Sale AARL

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 in Art, Education, Librarians Rock!

Congratulations and many thanks to the Auburn Avenue Research Library for their recent acquisition of two (of my favorite) original pieces of art from A Place Where Hurricanes Happen, “The Flood” and “Window”. I am excited and honored to have my work included in this collection so that other students and lovers of art can […]

HURRICANES is a 2011 Bank Street Best!

Posted on Apr 6, 2011 in Art, Awards, Books, Illustration

Hurrah! A PLACE WHERE HURRICANES HAPPEN has been named a Bank Street Best Book of the Year under the historical fiction category. Congrats to Renée Watson and the Random House team!  

CCBC Choices 2011

Posted on Feb 3, 2011 in Books, Librarians Rock!

Great news! A PLACE WHERE HURRICANES HAPPEN is on the Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s (CCBC) Choices list for 2011! The 2011 edition of CCBC Choices, CCBC’s picks for the best children’s and young adult books published in 2010 will be available after March 5.. (Citation list of books in CCBC Choices 2011) CCBC Choices is […]

NBC Nightly News Segment

Posted on Aug 28, 2010 in Books, Interviews, Media, Signings

Wow!!!!!!! My mind is officially blown. A huge round of applause for Renée Watson and the Random House team for pulling this all together! For all of you who missed our segment on NBC Nightly News, here it is for your viewing pleasure! I’m so thrilled and honored to be a part of this project. […]

I’m a literacyhead!

Posted on Jul 28, 2010 in Books, Interviews, Teachers Rock!

Today is a very big day. About a week and a half ago Jan Burkins and Roberta Gardner of Literacyhead came by my studio for a three hour interview! Today, you can see a lot of what we talked about at Literacyhead.com, an online magazine created to help teachers nurture their creative lives while they […]

Happy Book Birthday~

Posted on Jun 21, 2010 in Art, Books, Illustration, Sale

Without further ado, A PLACE WHERE HURRICANES HAPPEN is now available in stores! Congratulations to Renée Watson on her first published book! It’s a book birthday! In honor of today’s birthday of A PLACE WHERE HURRICANES HAPPEN, I am releasing three new limited edition prints from the book in my etsy shop. You can own […]

Renée Watson, Caroline Kennedy, and DreamYard

Posted on May 13, 2010 in Art, Books, Illustration, Teachers Rock!, Uncategorized

Renée Watson, author of my latest book, A PLACE WHERE HURRICANES HAPPEN is hosting a workshop for teachers on May 24th at DreamYard Project in the Bronx. It will be a great opportunity for teachers to learn how to get and use the book in their classrooms. Please RSVP to Ellen Hagan at ehagan@dreamyard.com. Caroline […]

Ashley Bryan Art Series

Posted on Apr 18, 2010 in Art, Books, Fieldwork, Library Events, Signings

This Wednesday I will head to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, to speak at the 23rd Annual Art Conference on Children’s Literature and the 2010 Ashley Bryan Art Series. My library talk is titled, “Through the Storm: Framing Social Issues in Books for Children”. I will discuss the visual devices used in my upcoming picturebook,  A PLACE […]

…9 Days Later

Posted on Feb 8, 2010 in Art, Books, Illustration, Interviews, Uncategorized

Today is the day I am featured on The Brown Bookshelf. Check out 28 Days Later for a lengthy interview avec moi and a sneak peak at my new book. Thanks Don for a great interview, and special thanks for that magic wand trick…hilarious.