I’m very excited to share my new picture book, “Night-night, Body” with the about-to-be-sleepy world. It’s written by me and illustrated by my super-good friend and brilliantly-talented and fun friend, Pete Gergely. In my humble opinion (and that of many reviewers) it may be the best going-to-bed book in a generation, combining my gently-rolling rhymes […]
Yippee! I’m thrilled to have two fun poems in the wowie-zowie-new poetry anthology just out from National Geographic called, “The Poetry of US.” Like it’s predecessor from 2015, “National Geographic’s Nature Poetry,” in which I had a poem about Ayres Rock in Australia, this new anthology focuses on the special aspects of America, all it’s […]
“Getting the Best of Me“–my ‘best-of-Ted’ collection of 90 of my favorite school and family poems–has arrived ‘on the shelves,’ so to speak. At least it’s on my shelf, and the shelf at amazon.com. And I hope, maybe, it will find its way onto your shelf sometime soon! Check it out. I’m very, very pleased […]
I hope you have a super-duper summer ahead! I am looking forward to a full, fun summer of writing, after I catch my breath. This past year was one of my busiest and best ever. I just counted up: I visited 60 schools this past year, and was in classrooms and auditoriums for over 100 […]
What a remarkable experience I enjoyed at the Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival last month, at Concordia University, in Seward, Nebraska! Nebraskan’s (at least for now) hold the title of ‘most hospitable folks on earth,’ in my mind. For three full, fun days I joined some remarkable authors, illustrators, teachers and school kids to share […]
For three fun days in September (19th-21st) I will be happily presenting at this very famous, very cool children’s literacy festival in Seward, Nebraska, on the campus of Concordia University.