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My new picture book will knock you out!

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 […]

Cool new anthology from Nat’l Geographic with 2 Ted Poems inside!

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 […]

My New Book is Here!

“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 And I hope, maybe, it will find its way onto your shelf sometime soon! Check it out. I’m very, very pleased […]

Another school year is in the books!

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 […]

Plum Creek was a Wow!

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 […]

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