The Copy Cat

Coming March 2020

NErDCampNNE, Library Visit, SWEEP by Jonathan Auxier


This post is all about things I have absolutely adored this week….


First off, I attended my very first NErDCamp NNE this past week and it was wonderful!  I met so many amazing teachers and librarians and learned so much! I also got to meet some old and new writer friends, which was a blast!


Me and the wonderful Jill Diamond, author of the delightful LouLou and Pea books!

Elly Swartz, author of Smart Cookie and Finding Perfect, and Jarrett Lerner, author of Enginerds, both of whom are amazing!

Me and the amazing Diane Magras, author of The Mad Wolf’s Daughter


Jill, Diane, and I led a session on how to address gender bias in children’s publishing, and had such a great discussion with a wonderful group of educators and librarians!


All the authors! I tried to get Dan Gemeinhart to sign my books (his lines were SOOOO long!)


I arrived back for one sleep and then hit the road to visit schools and libraries up and down the St. John River Valley for the next three days.


Setting up in the library at Plaster Rock!

Many thanks to the libraries in Plaster Rock, Edmundston, Florenceville, Nackawic, Woodstock, Hartland, Grand Falls, and Perth Andover. I met so many amazing kids on this visit and just loved the whole experience!


I even made it into this week’s issue of Victoria Star!!



Finally, a book recommendation:


I’ve been waiting for Jonathan Auxier’s latest book, SWEEP, for months, and it did not disappoint!


This book, a tale of a young girl who is a chimney sweep in London in the 1800s, is magical, mesmerizing, and simply brilliant. This book will win awards, as it should.

The perfect book for the student or child in your life!!!


Monday is Canadian Thanksgiving, so for those of you who celebrate (like I do!):


Author of Children's Literature