‘Tis the Season for BOOK EVENTS!

IMG_1044Please join me at one of these upcoming book events. I’d love to see you!  

Saturday November 5, 2016 1 – 4 pm.  Stop in at Farley’s Bookshop in New Hope, PA where I’ll be chatting with customers and signing books.

Tuesday, November 15,  2016 4:30 pm.  Join me for an interactive story time featuring GOODNIGHT, ARK and GOODNIGHT, MANGER at the Fanwood Library. Meet my storytelling companions – Rooster, Stinkie and Pinkie – and enjoy some fun book-themed coloring pages.

Saturday November 26, 2015 10 – noon.  I’ll be reading my books and chatting with customers as part of Small Business Saturday at The Town Book Store in Westfield, NJ.

Saturday December 10 2016 11- 1:30 pm.  Join me for festive readings of GOODNIGHT, ARK and GOODNIGHT, MANGER with puppets, then shop at the Cranford United Methodist Church’s Christmas Shoppe and Soup Festival. Note: The festival is open from 10 – 3pm.


Happy Book Birthday! GOODNIGHT, MANGER (board book edition)


Hip hip, hooray!

It’s on its way!  

GOODNIGHT, MANGER, the board book,

releases today! 

With sturdy pages and a padded cover, the board book version of GOODNIGHT, MANGER is terrific for littlest readers who want to turn the pages themselves. With full text, it’s a good size– perfect for showing off all the wonderful details in Jane’s illustrations.

Interested in a signed copy?  Here’s how:  Call The Town Book Store in Westfield, NJ to order the book or books you want. Be sure to explain that you would like to have them signed by the author and pass along the names you’d like included. They will take the order and do the transaction. I will then come in and sign the book or books. Readers can either pick them up in-store at no extra charge, or have them mailed. There will be a shipping fee to cover the cost of mailing, but they can give you those details.

I thought this was a nice way to make signed copies available and support a wonderful independent book store.  Their number is: The Town Book Store (908) 233-3535.

It’s also available at your favorite local or online bookstore! Happy Reading, all!

SUMMERTIME STORY TIMES (with Skunks and Rooster!)


Looking for something fun to do with the kiddos this summer? How about joining me for one of these summertime story times? Meet my puppet companions who help with the storytelling and enjoy a special craft.

Tuesday July 19, 2016 Join me for a GOODNIGHT, ARK story time and book signing with craft.  Berkeley Heights Public Library, NJ.  10:30 am.

Thursday July 28, 2016 Join me for a GOODNIGHT, ARK story time and book signing with craft.  New Providence Public Library Library, NJ.  10:00 am.

Monday August 1, 2016  Join me for “Christmas in August”!  Sing carols, participate in a reading of GOODNIGHT, MANGER and enjoy a craft or two.  More details TBA.  Lakeside, Ohio.


SPECIAL VISIT: Goodnight, Ark Sails to Lakeside Chautauqua

IMG_0583This week Noah and the gang traveled to Lakeside Chautauqua in Lakeside, Ohio for a special GOODNIGHT, ARK event. Founded in the 1870’s and nestled along scenic Lake Erie, Lakeside Chautauqua is an historic community dedicated to nurturing the mind, body, and spirit.

Hosted by Bev and Joan, the lovely booksellers at the Fine Print Book Store, our special story time took place at the historic Green Gables. I hope the pictures below capture the fun we had. Thanks to all for a great time!


Standing outside the Fine Print Book Store.


Bev and Joan did a terrific job creating an adorable window at the Fine Print Book Store featuring “Goodnight, Ark” along with some wonderful Folkmanis puppets.


The story time took place at Green Gables, the charming Victorian home of the Lakeside Women’s Club.


After Bev and Joan’s delightful singalong introduction, I read “Goodnight, Ark” to an adorable and attentive crowd.

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Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a simple sticker craft.


It was my first time signing the board book edition of “Goodnight, Ark”. Look carefully and you can also get a sneak peek of “Goodnight, Manger” on display at the signing table.

Summertime Book Events (with Skunks and Crafts!)


Looking for something fun to do with the kiddos this summer? How about joining me for a summertime reading of GOODNIGHT, ARK. Meet my storytelling companions – Stinkie and Pinkie – and enjoy a special craft.  (The craft at the Princeton event will be extra special – created and designed by the amazing Dana Sheridan. To see just how amazing her crafts are, check out her blog, Pop Goes the Page. I can’t wait to see what she puts together for GOODNIGHT, ARK!)

July 13, 2015       PJ Storytime, 6:30 pm, Kenilworth Public Library, NJ

                             (Wear your pjs and bring your favorite stuffed animal!)

July 24, 2015       Tiger Tales Storytime 11am, Cotsen Library, ages 3 – 5

                              Princeton University, Princeton NJ

 August 3, 2015    Storytime and Craft  11am

                              Fine Print Book Store, Lakeside, OH  (Green Gables)

August 11, 2015   Toddler Storytime 10:30am, Garwood Public Library, NJ

August 19, 2015   Storytime and Craft 2pm

                              Point Pleasant Beach Public Library, NJ

ALA Las Vegas 2014: GOODNIGHT, ARK Book Signing

photo 2I returned home from Las Vegas last night energized after a whirlwind trip to the ALA Annual Convention to do my first book signing at the Zonderkidz booth in Exhibit Hall at the convention center.

photo 1The Zonderkidz sales team did a terrific job getting the booth ready for the signing with 216 books neatly stacked on either side of the signing table.

photo 5They also did a smash up job spreading the word. Indeed, the line to get books signed began forming early – at 9:15 – and quickly stretched around the corner like a long snake!

photo 2I signed books nonstop until I ran out at just past 10:30.  I loved interacting with each and every book enthusiast who stopped by to get a signed copy.  My hand was tired by the time I signed copy no. 216, but it was worth it!

photo 3Thank you, Zonderkidz for flying me out and thank you, librarians, for your enthusiastic response to GOODNIGHT, ARK!