Kidlit County

What If…We Went on a Tour?!

My new book, WHAT IF…, comes out this spring, and I have the privilege of going on tour with its author, the amazing, the brilliant, the fabulous Samantha Berger! We hope that you can make it to one of our public events! Visit my events page for more information. Also, stay tuned for more news about our blog tour and book giveaways!!!

What If…is a story about how the power of creativity and self expression can triumph over any obstacle, written and illustrated by two real life best friends. Available April 3rd from Little, Brown. Read more about the book, check out sample illustrations, and preorder your copy today!

 

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Kidlit County, Little Elliot's Neighborhood

Big Family Tour Recap

Little Elliot and I just got back from an AMAZING two week tour. We traveled to six states plus D.C. to share our new book, Little Elliot, Big Family! Folks in our big Macmillan family did a great job connecting Elliot and me with welcoming schools and stores.

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Though the trip was wonderful for many reasons, there’s one highlight that I have to share. Early on the tour, a little girl came up to me after the reading and proudly announced, “I’m adopted!” Her big smile informed me that she connected with the book. Elliot’s story was her story. I was touched. But. It didn’t stop there! I met many other adopted kids, families with adoptees, and one librarian who has a recently adopted student who keeps checking out the book. While I was writing Big Family, it occurred to me that this story is all about inclusion. I am so grateful for these folks sharing their inclusion stories with me. My heart has been very full because of it.

Welcome to Little Elliot's Family!

Welcome to Little Elliot’s Family!

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Kidlit County, Little Elliot's Neighborhood

Little Elliot, Big Family Tour

I know summer is over, but Little Elliot and I are actually going on a family trip. A BIG FAMILY trip, that is! The next installment in the series, Little Elliot, Big Familycomes out Tuesday October 6th! Elliot and I will be doing some local events here in New York to start things off, then we’re off to different parts of the country to visit our extended reading family. Check out the tour dates to see if we’re stopping near you!

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10/4 Books of Wonder
New York City
3 – 5 PM: Last year, we had an incredible book release party at Books of Wonder, and I’m thrilled to be back again this year. Though the book technically comes out on October 6th, you’ll be able to purchase Little Elliot, Big Family early on October 4th, enjoy some cheesy treats with Elliot, Mouse, & me, and enjoy the window display that my friends and I are cooking up!

Here's a pic of last year's window! Click the image to read all about the making of.

Here’s a pic of last year’s window! Click the image to read all about the making of.

10/6 Voracious Reader
Larchmont, New York
4:00 – 5:00 PM

10/13 Avid Bookshop
Athens, Georgia
6:30 – 7:30 PM

10/15 Lemuria Books
Jackson, Mississippi
4:30 – 5:30 PM

10/17 Twin Cities Book Festival
St. Paul, Minnesota
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

10/19 Children’s Book World
Haverford, Pennsylvania
4:30 – 5:30 PM

10/21 Politics & Prose
Washington, D.C.
10:30 – 11:30 AM

10/24 Books & Books
Coral Gables, Florida
10:30 – 11:30 AM

There are even more events in November! You can keep track of Elliot and me on my trusty events page.

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