Monday, August 29, 2011

Trip: Libraries, Bookstores

Just back from a trip to the Midwest. Like many writers, I pop into libraries and bookstores along the way. Visited with children's librarians in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Kingsville, Ontario, Oconomowoc, WI, plus indy bookstores, bless them, along the way. We need to fully support said independents, where people still know and love books.
I ordered a great thunderstorm and, lucky me, got three!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Kids + Gardens = Great Mix

Lots of good news for kids in the garden!

Our Water, Weed, and Wait has been named a winner of a 2011 Growing Good Kids—Excellence in Children's Literature award by Junior Master Gardeners. What a perfect fit for our school garden picture book with its whimsical illustrations by Colleen Madden. (Learn more about this award at

And actor/chef Jake Gyllenhaal is now a spokesperson for Edible Schoolyards. (

Check out the August 2011 Better Homes and Gardens magazine featuring Michelle Obama and lots of tips about kids working in gardens, and growing and eating healthy foods. Great photos of kids.

What's happening in your school garden?