Last weekend I had the privilege of talking about Neighborhood Sharks with kids, parents, and educators at Bear Pond Books in beautiful (and snowy) Montpelier, Vermont. I had a wonderful time sharing my process and research behind the book, and best of all were the incredible question
Yikes!! I’m so excited to share that yesterday morning at the 2015 ALA Youth Media Awards, Neighborhood Sharks was named a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book for 2014 nonfiction in children’s literature! WOW WOW WOW! The annual American Library Association mid-winter conference is held in Ch
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting down with Nick Patton of The Picturebooking Podcast to talk about my process, my research, and the story behind Neighborhood Sharks. I’m really proud of this interview—it’s an intimate look at how I think and work through
When I was a kid, I did a lot of puzzles with my dad. I was good at them, even the hard ones, because a puzzle is a kind of matching game that uses shapes, colors, and textures to create a completed scene. Now, as a grown up, I still do puzzles every day—it’s called writing and drawin
The new year has me thinking about new projects, new beginnings, and how something very small can sometimes turn into something very big. Like an idea. Or an elephant. Or an idea for a book about elephants. Where and how do these big things begin? Let’s start at the very beginning A v
It’s Christmas Eve! Santa’s on his way! What a wonderful year it’s been, full of drawing and books and meeting my first readers as an author. I can hardly wait for all the things to come in 2015! Wishing you a joyous holiday, filled with food and love (and maybe even
S. S. Taylor and I thought it would be fun to do a three-part blog post together, to discuss the writing and drawing process behind three scenes from The Expeditioners series. Today is Part 3 in the conversation. To begin reading with Part 1, please follow this link. To read Part 2, p
S. S. Taylor and I thought it would be fun to do a three-part blog post together, to discuss the writing and drawing process behind three scenes from The Expeditioners series. Today is Part 2 in the conversation. To read Part 1, please follow this link. KATHERINE: Hello again, Sarah!