Getting to Know: Mara Rockliff

  As an artist, I’m inspired by other artists. As an art teacher, I’m inspired by other art teachers. After reading Mara Rockliff’s and Melissa Sweet’s new book SIGNS OF HOPE (Abrams Books for Young Readers, April 2024) I became immediately inspired by artist and teacher Sister Corita Kent! I caught up with Mara to… Read more »

Getting to Know: Dave Roman

  One of the many fun things about always attending the Gaithersburg Book Festival has been getting to know perennial guest, Dave Roman (who comes down from NYC!) When I first met Dave, he was working on his cool series ASTRONAUT ACADEMY (hmm, guess I like books about kids going to school in space). But… Read more »

Getting to Know: Jennifer Swanson

  While my first non-fiction book comes out this year, some authors are masters at bringing true stories and facts to kids. It’s especially exciting when a book covers a topic that hasn’t yet been covered before! I caught up with Jennifer Swanson to learn more about her new book, THE LOST FOREST: Me: Congratulations… Read more »