Four STARRED reviews for Nine Months!
2019 Boston Globe / Horn Book Honor Award for Nonfiction

“Caldecott Honoree Chin’s detailed gouache and watercolor illustrations skillfully depict the changes in the fetus month to month”
—Booklist, Starred Review

“This touching book describes milestones both inside and outside of a mother’s belly over the course of nine months. […] Children both young and old will be captivated by the details of fetal development and the story of a family preparing for and welcoming a new member.”
—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“This appealing treatment of the subject strikes a perfect balance between biology…and a gentle relevancy for young, soon-to-be siblings.”
—Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review

—The Horn Book, Starred Review (forthcoming in May 2019)

“A bright, savvy heads-up for younger children in growing families; equally useful for shaping expectations and providing realistic glimpses of what’s going on inside a pregnant person.”
—School Library Journal

Nine Months: Before a Baby is Born
ISBN: 9780823441617
Release Date: April 23, 2019
Pre-order available NOW: IndieBound    Amazon   B&N  Boswell

Early Praise for I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon

“His work inspires many, and young people are no longer ashamed of farming.”
—Kirkus Review

“This heartening story . . . conveys the importance of sound agricultural practices across farms, schoolyards, communities, and nations.”
—The Horn Book Magazine

“This is a beautiful book about an important topic and the man behind a movement.”

“This book really teaches how important it is to follow our calling, even if it may not be as glamorous as the other jobs in the world.”
—NetGalley Reviewer

Highly recommended for schools and libraries. A great way to learn about water conservation, as well as Cameroon.”
—NetGalley Reviewer

Release Date: February 5, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-5124-4914-3
Available NOW: IndieBound  Amazon   B&N  Boswell
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Mia Moves Out is Now Available

This book gives readers “the pleasure of seeing adoptee characters confidently negotiating a sense of home and belonging. Move this picture book onto the shelf.”
Kirkus Review of Mia Moves Out

“All-in-all, a great sibling story, filled with heart, humor, drama, and a happy ending.”
Goodreads Community Review of Mia Moves Out

By Miranda Paul | Illustrated by Paige Keiser | published by Knopf Books For Young Readers, a Division of Penguin Random House | Available Now

Adventures to School is the perfect back-to-school title for classrooms

“U.S. readers who jump on a bus or walk a few blocks will marvel at what kids around the world will do to get an education.” —Kirkus Review

“…An excellent book to open discussions about the diversity of life’s experiences” —The Picture Book Buzz

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Author Visit booking for 2019-2020 is now open.

2019-2020 stops currently include California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin – and beyond (via Skype). See or request a special visit to your city or school.


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