The Quiet Forest

Paula Wiseman Books/S&S, Spring 2024

“In this cumulative picture book, one mischievous mouse sets off a boisterous ripple effect among the animals, an it’s up to the forest to calm everyone down and restore quiet.”

A Grandma’s Magic

Doubleday Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House, 2022

“When a child is born, a grandma is born too. Grandmas aren’t like regular grown-ups. Grandmas are filled with magic.”

In this charming picture book tribute to grandmas, a grandma’s magic bursts through the door as soon as she comes to visit and can be seen in every wonderful thing she does: playing, exploring, baking, gardening, and in all the many ways a grandma and grandchild connect.

How to Return a Monster

Beaming Books, 2021

If your grown-ups bring home a small monster, er, baby, don’t panic. Just send it back!

In this hilarious and heartfelt book about sibling relationships, a girl can’t believe it when her parents bring home a fussy, stinky, attention-stealing monster. She hatches a plan to send it back to where it came from, with hilarious results . . . and along the way, she learns that maybe monsters–and baby siblings–aren’t so bad after all.

The Big Beach Cleanup

Albert Whitman, 2021

Cora plans to be a sandcastle-building champion, but when the contest is canceled due to litter at the beach, her plans come to a halt. Cora and Mama pull on gloves and get to work, but soon Cora realizes it will take more than two pairs of hands to solve a big problem.