Marvin’s Monster Diary book read-alouds for World Read Aloud Day 2021

It’s World Read Aloud Day! How are you celebrating? Me? Two ways! First: LitWorld and I are co-releasing a read-aloud video I recorded in celebration of the day! You can watch it on IGTV or show it in your classroom from a web browser—the Virtual Read-Alouds page on LitWorld.org, under Author Read-Alouds! Second: Today’s a …

IT’S HERE! Making friends in Marvin’s Monster Diary 3: Trouble with Friends

“Okay, Marvin, slow down and smell the s’mores next time.” I’ve learned that whenever I stop and think, things go so much better—so that’s what I did. Marvin helped Lyssa tame her emotional looper coaster in Marvin’s Monster Diary 2: ADHD Emotion Explosion. Now he must help Joey, a brash and loud-mouthed lake monster, make summer …

[PRESS RELEASE] Summer camp mishaps with Marvin and friends: Marvin’s Monster Diary 3 coming April 2020

I'm thrilled to announce the forthcoming publication of my next book, Marvin’s Monster Diary 3: Trouble with Friends (But I Get By, Big Time), once again coauthored with Dr. Raun Melmed and illustrated by Arief Kriembonga. (Download the press release | Download the media kit) Marvin’s Monster Diary 3 Trouble with Friends (But I Get By, …

Kirkus reviews Harriet’s Monster Diary

Harriet's Monster Diary: Awfully Anxious, a prequel to my book that I also happened to edit, received a favorable review from Kirkus! They write: Harriet “Ari” Hairstein wants to be a monsterologist when she grows up, but when she has to give a presentation in monsterology class, she panics. Even though she’ll be talking about her …