Other Writing

Other Writing


Book Chapters

Containing forty-eight chapters, The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks is the ultimate guide to picture books. It contains a detailed introduction, surveying the history and development of the field and emphasizing the international and cultural diversity of picture books. Divided into five key parts, this volume covers:

  • Concepts and topics – from hybridity and ideology to metafiction and emotions;
  • Genres – from baby books through to picturebooks for adults;
  • Interfaces – the relations to other forms such as comics and visual media;
  • Domains and theoretical approaches, including developmental psychology and cognitive studies;
  • Adaptations.

With groundbreaking contributions from leading and emerging scholars alike, this comprehensive volume is one of the first to focus solely on picturebook research. Its interdisciplinary approach makes it key for both scholars and students of literature, as well as education and media

“Picturebook Layout” is the chapter I contributed the Routledge Companion to Picturebooks, edited by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer., and now available for purchase.




A Family of Readers: The Book Lover’s Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Literature A Family of Readers(Candlewick 2011), edited by Roger Sutton and Martha Parravano of the Horn Book. This definitive resource for parents interested in enriching the reading lives of their children includes my essay “Reading about Families in My Family.”



Guest Reviewer and Contributor to the Horn Book

Follow these links for a chronology of the pieces I’ve written for the Horn Book, some of which appeared in print, while otherHorn Book Magazines were online content:

Staff Blogger for EmbraceRace 

“EmbraceRace is an emerging, multiracial, online community of parents, teachers, and other caring adults striving to engage race in a healthy, constructive and courageous way as we nurture the children in our care.”

I am a Staff Blogger with Embrace Race, and here are my posts to date–feel free to share on social media! And if you sign up for Medium you can like and comment on my work and the work of other Embrace Race writers:


Reposted by The New York Observer (June 1, 2016)

Reviewer and Guest Contributor for Kirkus Reviews kirkus_500x95

  • My essay “Teaching and Writing for Inclusive Excellence” was included in the special Diversity Issue, published on August 1, 2017, which introduced the Kirkus Collections initiative. My piece was the lead feature posted on Kirkus‘s site on October 10, 2017.
  • Reviews at Kirkus are unsigned, but I contribute about 75 reviews of picture books and early readers each year.

Selected Publications in Other Journals and Newspapers:


Shelf Awareness




Multicultural Children’s Book Day Blog




Reading While White



Hilltown Families Supporting Education through Community Engagement in Western Massachusetts


Charlesbridge Children’s Book Blog


Children & Libraries

The journal of the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC)


The Public Humanist, an online blog journal of the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities.


The Children’s Literature Association Quarterly


The Daily Hampshire Gazette


The Five Owls


Riverbank Review

  • “Slow Down and Look: Educational Programming at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art” co-authored with Rosemary Agoglia in online Fall 2003 Riverbank Review.


CREArTA (Journal of the Centre for Research and Education in the Arts, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)


Bookbird Magazine