The Coast-to-Coast FLIGHT OF THE PUFFIN READ ALOUD is here!

Kicking off April 19th: Join Ann and 20,000 readers from all across the country in reading her new book FLIGHT OF THE PUFFIN. There’ll be 5 weeks of videos including classroom activities and ways to connect with people in different places. Plus, the videos are available on-demand and will be accessible for the rest of the school year. Find out more & sign up here!


Flight of the Puffin publishes on May 4th!

Tuesday, May 4th  at 7pm EST: Join the Flight of the Puffin Virtual Launch Party hosted by Bartleby’s Books! All are welcome! Register here.


Thursday, May 6th  at  8pm EST: Virtual Event with the Author of STARFISH, Lisa Fipps, at Blue Willow Books. Register here.


Wednesday, May 12th at 7pm EST:  Virtual Event with Newbery Honor Author Jasmine Warga (THE SHAPE OF THUNDER) at The Unlikely Story. PLUS: there will be a giveaway for a free 30 minute school visit with both of us! Register here.


And folks who are near Brattleboro, VT …On Saturday, May 22nd there’s going to be an outdoor book event hosted by Everyone’s Books and featuring me along with three other local powerhouses: Diana Whitney, Angela Berkfield, and Shanta Lee Gander — with Robin Marie MacArthur moderating! (Register here.)

Here’s to good, deep conversations!






Past Events

I’m grateful to the schools, libraries, and bookstores that have hosted me so far! 



2018-2019 School Year

9/14 – The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

9/15 – Bartleby’s Books in Wilmington, VT

9/16 – Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls, VT

9/28-29 – nErDcamp Northern New England in Freeport, ME

10/1 – West Woods Elementary School in Farmington, CT

10/7 – Silver Unicorn Books in West Acton, MA

10/13 – The Brattleboro Literary Festival

10/20 – Toadstool Bookshop in Keene, NH

10/21 – Olde and New England Book Shop in Newfane, VT

10/28 – MainStreet Bookends in Warner, NH

11/3 – nErDCamp Long Island, in Huntington, NY

11/14 – Katy Budget Books in Katy, TX

11/15 – 11/18 – National Council of Teachers of English Conference in Houston, TX

12/6 – Woodstock Union Middle/High School in Woodstock, VT

1/29 – School Visit in Springfield, VT

1/31 – School Visit in Chesterfield, NH

2/8 – School Visit in Westminster, VT

2/26-3/1 –– School Visits in Baltimore County, MD

3/4-3/5 –– School Visits in North Carolina

3/7-3/9 –– Southeast YA Book Fest in Murfreesboro, TN

3/11-3/12 –– School Visits in Western MD

3/13 –– Event for All School, One Book Read of OCTOPUS, Long Beach, NY

3/16 –– Bear Pond Books w/ author Lindsay Stoddard, Montpelier, VT

3/22-3/23 –– KidLitCon in Providence, RI

3/30 – Panel at Aesop’s Fable Bookstore in Holliston, MA

3/31 –– Panel at Massachusetts Library Association Conference

4/1-4/2 –– School Visits in Massachusetts

4/4-4/5 –– School Visits in Middlebury & Vergennes, VT

4/6 –– NerdCampVT in Essex, VT

4/7 –– Print Book Store w/ author Josephine Cameron, Portland, ME

4/8-4/9 –– School Visits in Maine

4/12 –– School Visit in Brattleboro, VT

4/15  –– School Visit in Austin, TX

4/16 –– Texas Library Association Conference

4/26 –– School Visit in Jamaica, VT

4/27 –– An Unlikely Story Bookstore w/ author Padma Venkatraman 

5/1 –– Panel at Phoenix Books for Children’s Book Week, Burlington, VT

5/2 –– School Visit in Cabot & Twinfield, VT

5/11 –– 1st Annual Monroe Children’s Book Festival in Monroe, Georgia

5/16 –– School Visit in Washington Depot, CT

5/17 –– All School, One Book School Visit in Mattituck, NY

5/18 –– NerdCampNJ in Chatham, NJ

5/20-5/22 –– School Visits in Baltimore County, MD & New Jersey

5/29 –– Green Street School Visit in Brattleboro, VT

5/30 –– School Visits in Dover and Putney, VT

6/22 –– ALA Conference in Washington, DC

6/25 –– Middle Grades Institute in Burlington, VT

 7/8-7/9 –– NerdCamp in Michigan!