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Anonymouse is Here!

My eighth book, and third picture book, ANONYMOUSE is on-sale today! This book grew out of my love of street art and the many ways artists beautify public spaces, whether it's with murals, yarn-bombing, sculpture, or the more localized things people have started to do during the pandemic. But as much as I love what… Continue reading Anonymouse is Here!

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Contest: This Teddy Needs a Home!

Do you know a classroom, a library, or a child who needs a teddy bear? Because this teddy needs a home! Enter to win the teddy, a signed copy of Teddy Bear of the Year, and an activity kit with everything you need to host your own Teddy Bear Service Awards, a great theme for… Continue reading Contest: This Teddy Needs a Home!

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6 Picture Books Featuring Teddy Bears (and Rabbits)

We are one week away from the release of my new picture book TEDDY BEAR OF THE YEAR, illustrated by Sydney Hanson. All of my books are a nod to something I love, and I've always had a soft spot for the softest of toys, bear or otherwise. Here are some of my favourite teddy… Continue reading 6 Picture Books Featuring Teddy Bears (and Rabbits)

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Giveaway: If I Had a Gryphon

We are a month away from the release of my first picture book, If I Had a Gryphon¬†(Tundra Books, February 9/16). In this primer on magical pet care, Sam deliberates the pros and cons of raising a series of fantastic beasts, including unicorns, gryphons, krakens, hippogriffs and many more! Here are what people are saying… Continue reading Giveaway: If I Had a Gryphon

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Middle Grade Monday: Monstrous

This cover captured my heart long before its heroine Kymera did. But now that I've read her tale, Kymera's story is one that will stay with me for a long time. In an overall strong book the character of Kymera is perhaps the strongest element and I have no doubt that other readers will root,… Continue reading Middle Grade Monday: Monstrous