Thank you for visiting my website. I appreciate your support of my work. I have such fun sharing my books at schools, libraries, festivals and conferences. At every stop, I meet amazing kids and educators. I always leave feeling inspired.
Thanks, too, for your great reception of the Jada Jones chapter book series. It's published by Penguin Workshop and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton. I love the kind reviews, notes and pictures you've shared.
Great news: Book 3 is on the way! Jada Jones: Sleepover Scientist debuts January 8. It's available for pre-order through bookstores, the publisher and online booksellers. The rock star illustrators are Nneka Myers and Vanessa Brantley Newton.
Do you dream of writing a children's book of your own? Let me help you on your journey. I'm offering my occasional workshop, So You Want to Write a Children's Book this summer.
More information here.
Wishing you laughter, peace and lots of love. Thanks for celebrating children's literature.
Growing up, I loved hanging out with grandma. One of my favorite memories is helping her make tea cakes. Our relationship inspired Tea Cakes for Tosh, illustrated by E.B. Lewis.
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"Detailed watercolor art pairs precisely with earnest, delicate prose to create a gentle yet substantive picture book . . . A charmer; all that's missing are the hugs."
"This sweet one is perfect for the holidays and anytime."
“Kelly Starling Lyons' book is as sweet as the recipe it contains for that all-time favorite, tea cakes . . . A beautiful story with accurate beautiful images telling a delicious morsel of a narrative."
-- Michael W. Twitty,
African and African American Culinary Historian