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I write witty picture books that weave in STEM or social-emotional themes. I’m especially excited about these projects:

THE KING’S COURT

George is terrible at recess games, until a Four Square court appears in his school yard. But becoming reigning king of the court makes George greedy for power and his followers revolt. With no one willing to play under his rule, George must decide between playing fair and playing the game he’s grown to love at all.

  • Themes: recess power dynamics, fair play in sport, problem-solving

NEIGHBOURHOOD NEWS

Three neighbourhood news sources share three completely different accounts of Robbie Robin’s fledge from the hedge, demonstrating the power of point of view, bias, fact and opinion in twisting information.

  • Themes: media literacy, critical thinking

WILMA’S WEB

When a mysterious intruder vandalizes the clubhouse of Wilma’s Arachnid Club, Wilma seeks inspiration from spiders and designs a solution to catch the culprit before her hopes of making two-legged friends are squashed.

  • Themes: authenticity, STEM, biomimicry, curiosity, problem-solving

WHAT TO DO ABOUT OLIVIA

When trying to get even with her bully, Madelyn turns into someone she doesn’t recognize. Once Madelyn discovers she can’t change Olivia, she focuses on the one person she can do something about.

  • Themes: Emotional regulation, dealing with conflict, bullying

RUBY’S RED HAIR MYSTERY

Ruby wants to know why she’s the only red-haired cow in her herd, but her constant questions drive her farm friends crazy. Learning how to hunt down answers herself helps Ruby solve her coloured coat mystery and restore harmony at home.

  • Themes: Curiosity, scientific investigation, genetics, STEM (probability/likelihood)

STEP INTO FALL

Birthday wish not coming true? A ‘falling leaf wish’ might be luckier for you! Fun and frolic await outside your front door. Come, STEP INTO FALL.

  • Themes: Accessible outdoor activity, autumn, family time

JAKE JONES’ *FREE* READING ADVENTURE

Jake Jones’ reading tips bring adventure, freedom and even cake to a frustrated child reader who ends up out-reading, and out-adventuring, Jake himself.

  • Great for: reluctant and emerging readers

THE BEST BEACH DAY. EVER. 

Emma’s long-awaited beach day with her hardworking mom will be her last unless Emma relaxes their action-packed schedule and leans into the joy of a day off together.

  • Great for: Mother’s day, summer vacation, families with a working or single parent

PROFESSIONAL PIRATE

Pete’s dream of becoming a buccaneer turns to shark bait when his dad enrolls him in school. When his math moves help the crew become successful, instead of swindled, seadogs, Pete maps out a new plan that won’t throw his dreams overboard.

  • Themes: STEM (math), following your dreams, father-son relationship

BRINGING HOME BUSTER

A nuisance brother. A crazy kitten. Garth ditches his co-pilots to fly solo, but discovers it’s lonely being a cranky captain. When Garth adapts a mission to include his diverse crew, a cosmic adventure unfolds.

BROCCOLI DUDE

Despite being grade A gorgeous, Broccoli is overlooked for other vegetables in the grocery store. When he begins to droop, Broccoli sprouts a plan to make himself irresistible to children before becoming compost.

  • Great for a laugh-out-loud reading experience