Monday, February 27, 2012

LL7 Virtual Book Talk - One month from today!

We are one month away from the release of Lunch Lady and the Mutant Matheletes! I hope that you will virtually join me in my studio as I give free book talks I will be giving all day via

Live book talks happen every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. EST to 3 p.m. EST. There will even be a special evening edition at 7 p.m. for public libraries, book clubs and bookstores!

For specific details on this special virtual event, please click here.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Today at 4 PM, I'll be on Sirius XM's Kids Place Live

Later today, I'll be interviewed by a young cartoonist and I'll be making a big announcement to those who are tuned into channel 78 on their satellite radios. See you at 4! Well, er... hear me at 4!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Scholastic Book Club chat on Wednesday night at 8 P.M.

Get your keyboards fired up to ask me the hard-hitting questions you've always wanted to ask. While the chat will be text-based, I'll also be sharing some behind-the-scene images as well.

It all happens on the Scholastic Book Clubs' Facebook page here!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

LL in Scholastic Book Clubs!

Starting this month, you'll be seeing Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute in the Scholastic Book Club! Needless to say, I am ecstatic. My work has never been featured in the Scholastic Book Club and I'm delighted that Lunch Lady will be my first book to make it to the club! Look for it in the "Lucky" edition, on the cover of the catalogue of all places!

And check it out, the lady in yellow is also featured in Scholastic's February book talk video:

I'm over the moon. On February 22nd, I'll be chatting live with readers on Scholastic Book Club's Facebook page from 8-8:30 pm. See you then!

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Dad Labs

Back in December, I was interviewed by my pals over at Because of all the chaos a new baby brings to the home, I'm only getting around to posting this here now.

Head over to and find a treasure-trove of resources for the dad in your life!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

PF in NJ

I had a great few days down in River Edge, NJ last week visiting with the kids at Roosevelt and Cherry Hill. Kids made awesome art projects, wrote great stories and even punked themselves out in anticipation of my arrival.

Check out these guys:

They rule the school!

And check out this great article on!

Friday, February 03, 2012

Charlotte Award nomination - a video response to kids' questions

I'm honored to have Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute nominated for a Charlotte Award in the 3rd - 5th grade category. The Charlotte Award is administered by the New York State Reading Association and the winning books are selected by the kids themselves!

I was emailed a bunch of questions by some inquisitive young readers. Instead of typing up the answers, I fired up the old movie machine and sent a video.

You can watch that video over on the Charlotte Award blog. (And if you're sharp-eyed, you can spot art from LL8 on the studio wall.)

Thank you to all of the NY state reading teachers and students!