My Newest book - hit books stores this OCT 15TH illustrated by the amazing Cornelia Li published by OWL KIDS.
(And it’s a time look book - so be prepared to read it again and again and again and again and again at bedtime - hehe)
Max and her dog, Boomer, are in trouble. Big trouble. Max has accidentally smashed an heirloom vase: the only treasure her great-great-great-great-great-great-grandma managed to save when her houseboat sank 234 years ago. Max can come clean―or, she can build a time machine! If she travels to the past and smashes the vase then, there will be nothing for her to break in the future. Brilliant!
“ Rev up your flux capacitors, because the space-time continuum will never be the same again.” (Kirkus Reviews)
"An enjoyable flit through history―a humorous, lighthearted adventure." (Foreword Reviews)
Charlotte has always really wanted a pet, so when her parents present her with one for her birthday she expects a cat, dog, or maybe a bird. Instead, she receives a rock. Rocks can't cuddle, fetch, or even help her eat her vegetables, but that doesn’t stop Charlotte from loving her rock as if he were real. If only he could love her back...or can he?
"Amusing as well as subtly encouraging about the rewards for patience and working with what you've got." —Kirkus
"Martin’s dry humor delivers giggles (“You said what ate your homework?” Charlotte’s teacher snaps), and so does the concluding reversal of fortune." —Publishers Weekly
"The sharp, declarative text and warm, funny illustrations make Charlotte and Dennis...an irresistible pair." —Horn Book
"Kids will giggle over Charlotte’s efforts to treat her rock like a normal pet, and it’s refreshingto see a child making the best of a disappointing situation."—Booklist
"Children will laugh at the surprise ending and may be inspired to try to hatch a pet rock of their own....A recommended purchase for any primary collection." —School Library Journal
Stewart may be a boy, and Craig may be a pen, but they are definitely best friends. The kind of friends who do everything together, who rely on each other, and who feel lost without each other .. which is why it’s a catastrophe when Craig disappears!
How can Stewart be a best friend if his best buddy is missing? The answer is certain to please anyone who’s ever had a favorite writing implement or a best friend
"Kids will love seeing the shenanigans that Stewart and Craig get into as well as reading their humorous letters...A cute ode to the written word and the joy of having a favorite pen and pal."--Kirkus
"[A] heartening portrayal of the importance of a friend in a child’s life. An inviting, amusing picture book."--Booklist
"An excellent choice for units about friendship or pen pals as well as for some lighthearted bibliotherapy when a friend moves away."--School Library Journal
Pop Manga: How to Draw the Coolest, Cutest Characters, Animals, Mascots, and More
I am the Co-author of this kick ass 'How to Draw Manga' book with my extremely talented friend Camilla D'errico!!
Most 'How to Draw Books' are a little dry.... so me and Camilla wanted to dial up the awesome to 11, creating something that was super fun to read use no matter the skill level.
From comics to video games to contemporary fine art, the beautiful, wide-eyed-girl look of shoujo manga has infiltrated pop culture, and no artist's work today better exemplifies this trend than Camilla d'Errico's. In her first instructional guide, d'Errico reveals techniques for creating her emotive yet playful manga characters, with lessons on drawing basic body construction, capturing action, and creating animals, chibis, and mascots.
My First Children's Picture book drawn by retro pixel artist Juan Carlos Solon.
Here’s a book about a robot who likes to ... SMASH! He’ll smash the usual things, like flowers and soda cans, but that’s just the beginning. This smash-happy guy crushes everything from pirates, ninjas and zombies to Brussels sprouts and all-talk radio.
Minimal text and retro-style 8-bit illustrations lend this story the characteristic feel of an old video game, with each smashed object yielding a bright burst of pixels. Joyful destruction takes center stage in this fun, unique play on what it means to suffer your first crush!