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Write to Marvel

September 11, 2020

I’m inviting kids and readers of ‘HOME IN THE WOODS’ to send a letter or drawing to the real Marvel! Marvel is 94 years old at the time of this writing in 2020. She was a 5th grade school teacher for many years, and she had a big influence on instilling in me a love for picture books as a child. She would love to hear from you if you…

Learn. Grow. Support Black Lives.

July 16, 2020

What heart-breaking times. I pass these murals daily in my Minneapolis neighborhood (on plywood coverings on local businesses lost during the Covid19 shutdown): As a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, I join them in putting out the call: “The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators stands together with the African-American community in our unequivocal stance against racial inequity and prejudice. We deplore the legacy…

HOME IN THE WOODS book video

April 28, 2020

When I was finishing the art for ‘Home In The Woods’, I had this idea to make a “little” book video to help share some behind-the-book stories. When my husband Adam agreed to make it, I had no idea it would become something so beautiful in and of itself (I should have known). It’s 13 minutes long, good for a lunch break. I hope you enjoy it! A million massive…

Michelle Obama—for realz

April 22, 2020

I got the unbelievable news on Friday that Michelle Obama will be reading my first book MISS MAPLE’S SEEDS via PBS Kids “Mondays with Michelle” on May 4th!!! 😍😍😍 It’s going to be such a thrill to see her read it. Catch the video recording for a limited time here on YouTube MISS MAPLE’S SEEDSNancy Paulsen/PenguinAGES: 3-6 years, 32 pagesISBN 9780399257926Miss Maple gathers lost seeds that haven’t yet found a place…