I’m delighted to see my new title with Holiday House, I WANT AN APPLE, HOW MY BODY WORKS, officially become available today. My thanks to artist David Catrow for a stellar job illustrating the book and to my editor, Grace Maccarone, for guiding me through the 5-year process.
I have high hopes that this one will catch on for the young set that wants to know more about how the body works. Thanks for passing the news along. And of course reviews are always appreciated!
I checked Amazon this morning and discovered that THE DIRT BOOK has now been listed as the #1 new release for the third time. First was habitat and ecology; 2nd was in zoology; this third #1 is in disease. I guess that figures. Dirt is…well…dirty. In any event, I’m thrilled to see the range of interest in the new title.
Yesterday I had a fine time talking with kids and teachers in Leeton, Missouri for my first live outing since the pandemic began, thanks to my friend Deanna Schuler whom I met when she was in first grade and is now a wonderful librarian. Her library makes you feel like you want to be there from the moment you walk in. I loved it! My books were on display. Thank you for that, too, dear Deanna!
I introduced and signed copies of THE DIRT BOOK for the first time and provided some book marks, thanks to the book’s artist, Kate Cosgrove. Thank you, Kate. It was great fun to explain to the kids that they were the first in the world to see the new book and hear me read from it.The first book I signed was the first I’d signed anywhere. They thought that was cool and so did I.
After talking about THE DIRT BOOK, we took a group of students outside to look at the ground for signs of things that live there. The kids found more than I did.
I’m happy to say that THE DIRT BOOK opened in the Number One spot yesterday among new releases in children’s environment and ecology books. I’m truly delighted and want to thank you for your help in getting us off to such a great start.