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With gourd artists, Diane and Brad Harris, reading "Over in the Grasslands."

Mrs. Purdham's Pumpkin Project

A "Story Walk" in the woods!

"Over in the Forest" was the story!

Dioramas students created of some of my books.

2012 FAME Conference

Palmetto Elementary

On the Morning Show with Tech Crew at Windy Hill Elementary School.

Clay Springs Elementary presented me with their own adaptation!

"April is for Authors"

Autographing at the Palm Beach Zoo

FRA Conference in Orlando

Illustrator, Jill Dubin at BEA 2011

UCF Book Festival-- Authors Berkes, Caffery, Escue and Annino

Booksigning at the Palm Beach Zoo

NSTA Conf. in San Francisco

At the Book Loft on Amelia Island

With fellow panelist, author/illustrator, Frank Remkiewicz at USF,Sarasota

Autographing at Barnes & Noble

"Young Authors" Celebration

New & Noteworthy News!


May 15, 2016

I love visiting schools where vegetables are growing in school gardens, and the kids are actually eating them! What better way for kids to try fresh food than what they have grown themselves.

In "What's in the Garden?" children learn that good food doesn't begin in a box on a store shelf. It comes from a garden bursting with life, color, sounds, smells, sunshine, birds and bees. Cris Arbo's glorious illustrations depict gardens buzzing with life as kids enjoy the "fruits" of their labors. Kid-friendly recipes can be downloaded for each fruit or veggie I have written about to help begin a lifetime of healthy eating.

Click on the cover to order your copy from Amazon.com in time for spring planting.

And be sure to check out Carol Malnor's blog this week as she asks "What's in Your Garden?" She even includes one of the riddles in my book which goes like this:

Delicious, nutritious, what could it be?
In spring there are blossoms all over the tree.
Red, green, or yellow, with fruit that is round.
If you donít pick it, it plops to the ground.

Get the answer and download fun learning activities at: