Friday, June 27, 2014

Great summer reading list by educator Mike Lewis!

Check out this fantastic summer reading list for middle grade by educator Mike Lewis  

Click here to download the PDF.

Nicely designed, too! I am honored to be included!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The winners of the Kids' Comics Revolution Awards have been announced!

Looking for a great list of kids' comics, approved by kids themselves? Check out who won the Kids' Comics Revolution Awards! I'm honored that Lunch Lady made the cut!

Monday, June 23, 2014

An interview on WICN in which I discuss all of my recent projects

I've known Mark Lynch since I was 14, when he was my teacher at the Worcester Art Museum. He's also had me on his radio show every year since 2001. Not many people know me as well as this guy. He had me by the WICN studios to record an episode of Inquiry. And you can listen to it here:

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Where I'll be at ALA! #alaac14

Hello, librarians of the world! I look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas next weekend for the annual ALA conference!

This is where you'll find me on Saturday, June 28th:

  • 7:00—9:00AM, HarperCollins Breakfast
  • 10:00—11:00AM, Random House Signing
  • 11:30AM—12:00PM, HarperCollins Signing
  • 4:00—5:00PM, Random House, Comic Squad Signing

I'll also be at the Newbery/Caldecott banquet, so I'll look forward to seeing you at those festivities on Sunday as well! 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Weston Woods will release an animated Peanut Butter and Jellyfish inthe spring of 2015!

I had a ridiculously awesome time recording the voice tracks for the animated Peanut Butter and Jellyfish today at Weston Woods! We spent time dissecting the psychologies of seahorses and jellyfish, and really went for it with Crabby's insults. Can't wait for you to see this in spring of 2015!

I also recorded some improvised lines for Crabby to be animated over the end credits. Check out an excerpt of the shenanigan's in Weston Woods' Facebook post!

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Library of Congress symposium on the reluctant reader this Thursday!

I'm so thrilled to be traveling to Washington, D.C. on Thursday for a special symposium at the Library of Congress. 

Here is the info from the LOC website:
A Symposium on the Reluctant Reader with authors Jarrett J. Krosoczka and Stephan Pastis, and pediatrician Trude Haecker and school psychologist Claire Agar
Thursday, June 5, 10 a.m. – noon
Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building
Library of Congress
Open to the public but reservations required at

See you there!

PPS 2 launch event at the Cambridge Public Library—Wednesday at 4pm!

I hope to see Boston-area folks at the launch event for Platypus Police Squad: The Ostrich Conspiracy this Wednesday!

4 PM at the Cambridge Public Library in the Curious George Room! 

I should mention that book sales will be by Porter Square Books. If you can't make it, but wanted a book signed, please do give them a call. Or order online here: