ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2023

I just read the news that How To Say Hello To A Worm is included on the 2023 Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) list of Notable Children’s Books, or as they describe, “books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways.”

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I am very honored to find out that this intro-to-gardening for toddlers and preschoolers I wrote and illustrated is on this list! Thanks to the whole creative team at Rise x Penguin Workshop for bringing this book to the shelf, and to my agent, Teresa at Bookmark Literary for your encouragement!