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Simon & Schuster is sending me on my first BOOK TOUR! Would your school like a free visit?

I'm thrilled to announce that Simon & Schuster Children's is sending me on my very first BOOK TOUR during the week of April 28th, 2014 to celebrate the launch of NAKED!

If you're a teacher or librarian in one the following areas and would like to request a visit to your school on the dates below, please fill out this form.

Connecticut - April 29th

Boston - May 1st

Saratoga Springs, NY - May 2nd

NAKED! is a fun new picture book written by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by yours truly, coming out from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers on April 29th. You can find out more about the book at the Simon & Schuster website, get the free Core-compatible Teacher's Classroom Guide To NAKED! by educational consultant Marcie Colleen, and read reviews by Kirkus and Publishers Weekly (starred review).

Debbie's NAKED! Book Tour School Visit Form


Sushi restaurant doodle: Edamame Mouse


Happy School Librarian Day!

Feel free to share the image above with your favorite school librarian! Also feel free to download a print-ready color poster or B&W coloring sheet.

Also see other print-ready fun for I'M BORED and NAKED!


Doodle: Pistachio Duck Tragedy


My Judy Blume illustrator MG copies just arrived! (chapter books still to come)


I mentioned a while back that I was illustrating the covers of 7 Judy Blume classics that were being reissued in middle grade format by Atheneum/Simon & Schuster. Well, THEY ARRIVED YESTERDAY.

It's one thing to work on the illustrations in my cozy basement office. It's entirely different to actually HOLD the books in my hands (!!!).

These books will be in stores on April 29th. The chapters books that I provided interior illustrations for as well as the cover illustrations are coming out on May 27th.

In case you missed it, here's how I became a Judy Blume illustrator.