I write picture books with humour and heart that entertain children and the adults who read with them. I’m especially excited about these projects:
CHARCOLA’S COLOURED COAT MYSTERY
Being the only black sheep in the flock has benefits, but Charcola won’t sleep until she solves her coloured coat mystery.
- Themes: STEM (genetics), persistence, asking questions
JAKE JONES’ *FREE* READING ADVENTURE
Jake Jones’ reading tips bring adventure, freedom and cake (yes, cake) to a frustrated child reader who ends up outreading, and outadventuring, Jake himself.
- Great for reluctant and emerging readers
STEP INTO FALL
Families will enjoy the wonder and whimsy of autumn on a neighbourhood walk by following ten wonder-fall steps.
- Themes: Accessible outdoor activity, family time, autumn
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, children with working or single parents
PROFESSIONAL PIRATE (STEM)
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.
- Themes: new siblings and pets, compromise, outer space
- Longlisted in the CANSCAIP 2019 Writing for Children Competition
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
BOTTOM SHELF BLUES
Night Night Numbers is Jacob’s favorite book–until Jacob discovers superhero stories. Night Night must draft a plan to save his spine before being boxed away forever.
- Themes: early literacy, new siblings, feeling forgotten about, dealing with change
Move the rug! Hurl the pillows! Sit the cat! One cover-up leads to another as Ellie attempts to hide her ‘redecorated’ bedroom wall from her meticulous mother.
- Great for a lighthearted, entertaining read
A lyrical journey through a child’s dance of life, from an infant’s drumming heartbeat, a child untangling their own feet and an adult meeting a partner that doesn’t step on their toes.
- Great for: Milestone events for all ages (performances, graduation, moving out), young dancers