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Books, books, (dogs!) & books!

I'm a children's book author from Virginia. I never outgrew my love of children's books, so I'm lucky that now I get to share the joys of books and writing with children from Mobile to Maine, from Columbia to California. You might have seen my books in the occasional Scholastic Club flier or Scholastic Book Fair. I'm published by Dutton (Penguin/Random House), Sterling, and Scholastic/Orchard, with books also forthcoming from Candlewick and Farrar, Straus and Giroux (MacMillan.)


Want to learn more about my books and author visits -- maybe even my art? Explore the site... (Oh, and I love my doggies! Bookie on the left, Dash on the right.)

A few pages you might like to explore




Exciting news for middle grade readers! Kim has a new book out JUST for them! Shrunken Duncan and other short tales has a bit of something for everyone: humor, adventure, even the occasional shiver. Cover illustration by Joe Kulka. If his work looks familiar to you, it may be because he has done all the Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl art for the past ten years.

Other factoids:

Kim’s I Know a Wee Piggy

(Dial Books for Young Readers, illustrated by Henry Cole), was reviewed in the New York Times, as well as being distributed to more than a quarter million young readers through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The Bot that Scott Built, (Sterling), which was featured around the US Barnes and Noble’s National Story Time as well as being selected as a Kohl’s 

Cares book, including a SUPER COOL ready-to-assemble robot. (See left photo of Dash posing with Bippety, the robot.)

     Kim calls herself a “Bedtime reading evangelist.” She has been invited to more than 250 schools around the US, has spoken at countless conferences and has Skyped with students as far away as Hong Kong and South Korea.

     Kim is represented by the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, based in California.

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