Illustrator Claudia McGehee, writers Liza Ketchum, Phyllis Root, and I are so excited that our book–Begin with a Bee–will also come out into the world in May. There will be celebrations and much reading and sharing. We are in deep winter, deep beautiful winter. But under our frozen ground sleep rusty-patch bumble bee queens. They… [ Read More ]
I’m Currently Working On
Normally at this time in January I am packing my suitcase to leave home for 11 days and go to Hamline University to participate in the residency for the Masters program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. I always am energized by the preparation and the residency. Eleven days with other children’s book writers… [ Read More ]
Bim, Bam, Bop … and Oona
Spunky Oona will inspire and delight all who see her final triumphant creation. With its fun read-aloud words (from Brrrrrring to OOO-hoolie-hoo!), her story is wonderful to hear.
Chef Roy Choi
When a picture book biography is done, and done well, there’s only one word for it: magic! And Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remi taps into that magic space very well. Very well indeed.
School Library Journal blog
Chronicling the true story of one man’s quest to revive a stream rumored to have run through the prairies of Iowa, Jacqueline Briggs Martin relates the trials and triumphs in Creekfinding, a return to nature that proves that ‘a creek isn’t just water.’
I have always loved stories as much as some people love watching elephants, riding bicycles, or eating chocolate ice cream. As I travel and visit with students and others I am surprised and touched by … Read More about About Jacqueline