“Hello, Hanukkah!” says the friendly badger as he prepares to count the candles in the Hanukkah menorah. This whimsical board book features a cute and clever badger teaching counting and coloring concepts along with Hanukkah customs.

HELLO, HANUKKAH! received a *STARRED* review from SLJ/School Library Journal! Check out the review here: — or take a look at my REVIEWS! page to see the article.

HELLO, HANUKKAH! was also selected as one of The Horn Book Magazine‘s November/December 2021 “HOLIDAY HIGH NOTES” — their annual list of recommended holiday reads.

Signed copies of HELLO, HANUKKAH are available at Books on the Square Providence, RI. OR order from your own favorite Indie Bookstore, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon. Send me a note via my contact form, and I’ll send off a personalized book plate made out to your favorite little one(s)!


Pinky Porcupine is painting the town. Find out who is behind each door being painted in this colorful rhyming adventure that teaches 1 through 10 in four different languages.

Signed copies of GUESS WHO IS BEHIND THE DOOR are available from Books on the Square, Providence, RI.

Or order from your own favorite Indie Bookstore, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon.

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“This rhyming story about a painting porcupine introduces counting, colors, and language concepts. Pinky Porcupine paints the doors in the town, and finds a different animal friend behind each one. Kids can count from one to 10 in English, Spanish, Chinese, and French, with pronunciations noted on each page. The animals gather together to say goodnight in their different languages at the end and fun animal facts close out this fun, fact-filled board book.  Pictures are colorful and eye-catching and fun, perfect for counting storytimes and introducing readers to new languages.” (Rosemary Kiladitis, Mom Read It)

FRIENDS & ANEMONES Ocean Poems for Children

Love Poetry? Take a look at this wonderful anthology, “Friends and Anemones, Ocean Poems for Children,” an amazing and engaging collection of poems and artwork by 70 writers and artists from throughout New England. (Including Peter Reynolds, Jane Yolen, Kip Wilson, Josh Funk, among others, both well-known and emerging!) The Writers’ Loft teamed up with the Rozila Project, a nonprofit focused on protecting our oceans. I was thrilled to participate with a double-page spread featuring Manta Rays, Stingrays, and more. And the cover art by Jody Apeseche. Wow.

Available through Amazon.