6/27/14 - Hello Everyone! Well, I’m headed out west to the 2014 annual American Library Association (ALA) Conference in warm, sunny, and just plain hot, Las Vegas. If you happen to be at the LV Convention Center Saturday and Sunday I will be signing my books throughout. Feel free to stop and say hi. Also I will be at the International Latino Book Awards Saturday night at Clark County Library for more awards and festivities. May all those attending have a fantastic and memorable adventure. Cheers and happy travels!
6/6/14 - Watch my recent panel interview on this week's Sunday episode of Tiempo with Joe Torres, at WABC/Channel 7 Studios in New York, in support of #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign. Click part 1 and part 2 to view.
6/5/14 - Great News! Round is a Tortilla is on the Best Children’s Books of the Year (under five), 2014 Edition list from the Bank Street College of Education Book Committee. In choosing books for the annual list, reviewers consider literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers. Round is a Tortilla has also been nominated for the Round Rock Independent School District’s Armadillo Readers’ Choice Award. The Armadillo Readers’ Choice award is an annual Children’s Choice Award chosen by students of Round Rock ISD in Round Rock, Texas. The winning title will be announced in mid-May 2015.
5/10/14 - I am happy to say that my new children's book, Green is a Chile Pepper, received a STARRED Review from the School Library Journal (SLJ). You can also read New York Times Public Library Collections Specialist, Eizabeth Bird's preview here.
5/1/14 - Visit Chronicle Book's Blog: Colorful Crafting with Green is a Chile Pepper from Ms. Meghan Makes! Meghan Premo-Hopkins is an English teacher, mom of three, and super fan of Chronicle children’s books. She shares her inspired ideas for book-related activities every other month (or so). This month's activity is based around my new children's book, Green is a Chile Pepper.
4/27/14 - Round is a Tortilla, was selected with a Commended Title honor for this year's Américas Book Award. CLASP founded the Américas Award in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use.