At today’s author visit at Genesee Elementary the teachers teachers dressed up in costumes inspired by my books: Dr. Cosmic was there, the Fright Brothers, some pirates, some aliens, even some bugs. What a fun day.
I’ll be giving an artist lecture about how picture books work next Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Opalka Gallery at Sage College of Albany. The event will be free and open to the public, and we’ll be selling books afterward. Hope to see you there!
Woo hoo! Amazon just named Mad Scientist Academy one of their four “Best Books of the Month” for ages 6-8!
Bookish.com calls Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Disaster one of this summer’s must-read children’s books…
Had the pleasure to return to Richfield Springs on Friday for another visit (last one in 2009) and it was every bit as fantastic as I remembered. I arrived to find the presentation room filled end to end with hundreds fantastic book-related projects that the kids worked on during the weeks leading up to the visit.
Here are just a few samples, where the kids imagined new Benjamin Franklinstein-style titles: Henry Corn Meets George Carwashington and Jackie Robotson Attacks Duke Scarington. I would totally read both of those.
Spotted these amazing Benjamin Franklinstein portraits at a recent visit to Craig Elementary in Niskayuna, Ny. Great work!
What’s better than arriving at a school for a visit and finding a breakfast cupcake party? Absolutely nothing, that’s what. Let me repeat: breakfast + cupcakes + party. It doesn’t get better than that.
How could the rest of the day measure up, you ask? Well, it did. It was a great day all around with a bunch of amazing readers. Thanks, Cayuga Heights!
One of the best parts of being an author is when a foreign edition of one of my books arrives. I feel like it’s a glimpse into an alternate universe where things are almost – but not quite – the same. When the book is set in a supercool Korean typeface, the effect is magnified all the more.
(Plus, I just love the thought that children in Korea – who I will never meet – will be reading this book I wrote one long winter far away in upstate New York.)