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Welcome!


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)



Working, teaching, or schooling from home? 


Books are very important to us in these uncertain times. 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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What's New?



My next book, Hello, Earth! Poems to Our Planet, illustrated by Miren Asiain Lorawill be out in February 2021 from Eerdmans Books for Young Readers.


I’m so excited to share this book with you! It’s filled with beautiful illustrations by Miren Asiain Lora that follow the adventures of children as they climb, swim, and discover our beautiful planet. And it has already received two starred reviews!!


From molten cracks below to the shimmering moon above, Hello, Earth! is a playful journey across our puzzle-piece continents that does not hesitate to ask questions—even of the Earth itself! Further scientifc exploration is featured in the back pages.


Enjoy this gorgeous, expansive celebration of science and art from whatever landscape you call home. 





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