I pick up my sister and smell her baby smell. She rubs her eyes with her fists the way she always does when she's sleepy. Then she opens her mouth and puts it on my cheek. "Was that a kiss?" I ask. More
I'd rather stay with Ray than go onto the fourth grade playground where Laura and Allison stand so close that there's no space left for me.More
Master says Dave--that suits you. That's your name." He can call me whatever he pleases, tom or John or Will or Dave, no matter. I had another name once.More
By the Ginkgo tree I see three children wearing hats – one red, one blue, one yellow – and mittened hands already busy scooping, piling, dumping. They mound and carve and pat until they have a house around the tree trunk with one chair for each.More
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Andrea Cheng (1957 – 2015) was a children's book writer and illustrator. So many thanks to all of her readers for your letters and posts. Andrea loved writing for you. You continue to give life to her books!


Andrea Cheng : 1957 – 2015

Andrea Cheng died on December 26th, 2015, after a long illness. Her family asks that readers not send gifts or flowers. 

Andrea did finish two manuscripts that will be coming out soon. Thank you for reading!


Important List

Nice to see When the Bees Fly Home on this important list! http://www.mothering.com/articles/20-picture-books-strong-girls-sensitiv...


Shanghai Messenger

Shanghai Messenger (illustrated by Ed Young) is now available in paperback!https://www.leeandlow.com/books/2449


Looking Glass Review

Nice review from Looking Glass for The Year of the Fortune Cookie.