February 2018:

Flowers for Sarajevo chosen for CCBC Choices 2018, the annual best-of-the-year list of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center.

January 2018:

Flowers for Sarajevo chosen as a 2017 Cybil Awards finalist. The Cybils = the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards.

December 2017:

Flowers for Sarajevo recognized in Kirkus Best Picture Books of 2017 list; New York Library’s Best Books for Kids 2017; Chicago Tribune Top 10 Picture Books of 2017; and Honorable Mention, Huffington Post “Most Powerful” Picture Book of 2017.

Reading Party with Pepper Springfield at the Pajama Program’s NYC Reading Center.

November 2017:

Presentation at New Orleans Book Festival followed by signings of Bobs and Tweets Books 1 and 2 at the Scholastic booth.

Read-aloud/book signing with author K. E. Rocha at the Westbank Club.

October 2017:

Guest lecture on storytelling and picture books with Brendan Leach’s sequential storytelling class for MFA Illustration students at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).

August 2017:

Guest lecture on making picture books with the Chilean Summer Workshop students at the School of Visual Arts (SVA). Big thanks to translator Cesar Palacios.

July 2017:

Bobs and Tweets Books 1 and 2 signing with authors Judy Newman, Joyce Wan, Jay Cooper, and Max Brallier as part of the Scholastic Reading Road Trip Celebration.

Meet the Bobs and Tweets chosen for inclusion in the International Literacy Association’s Children’s Choices 2017 Reading List and the American Booksellers Association’s Children’s Choices 2017 Reading List.

June 2017:

Bobs and Tweets: Perfecto Pet Show released.

Flowers for Sarajevo book signing in the Peachtree Publishers Booth at BookExpo 2017 in NYC.

April 2017:

Flowers for Sarajevo released with a starred review from Kirkus and the honor of being chosen as a Junior Library Guild Spring 2017 Selection.

January 2017:

Flowers for Sarajevo book signing with author John McCutcheon in the Peachtree Publishers booth at the American Library Association Midwinter (ALA MW) 2016 in Atlanta.

January 2017:

Inspired by our visit, the third grade students of Montclair Kimberley Academy performed a play based on Meet the Bobs and Tweets. SO honored.

November 2016:

Presentation for a bunch of very lively students at Montclair Kimberley Academy, as part of the largest Scholastic Book Fair in the country. Other participants have included Matt de la Peña, J. K. Rowling, Henry Winkler, and Madonna.

October 2016:

Read-aloud from Meet the Bobs and Tweets for the Little Read event at Montclair Public Library with Mayor Robert D. Jackson, library director David Hinkley, author K.E. Rocha, actor Frankie Faison, and the John J. Cali School of Music.