Archive for the ‘ Travels and Adventures ’ Category

Port Chicago 50 Exonerated!!!

Many years in the making, and it’s finally official: the Navy has exonerated the young sailors convicted of mutiny 80 years ago! Check out an article here, with quotes from Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro! And here’s one from the Washington Post, which includes this great excerpt: Del Toro said the decision to exonerate the […]

Impossible Escape on WAMC

Nice interview with Joe Donahue on WAMC – we talk about Impossible Escape and Yukie’s Island!

Bomb Graphic Novel Events!

Just a few more days till the launch of the Bomb graphic novel! I’ll be doing a few public events – two of them with the book’s amazing artist, Nick Bertozzi. Come say in Washington, D.C., St. Louis, and Saratoga Springs, NY – here’s all the info.

Author Fan Face-off with Mr. Lemoncello!

Check out a new video series I’m trying out – Author Fan Face-off! In each episode, one famous author and one student/fan go head to head on 10 trivia questions from one of the author’s best loved books. My co-host is super-librarian Stacey Rattner. Our first guest author is Chris Grabenstein and the featured book […]

SLJ Cover Story!

Here’s something I never expected to see – me, as a cartoon by the comics legend Stan Mack, on the cover of School Library Journal! SLJ is generously offering free online access to the magazine during this time – check it out here.

Nonfiction Man #2!

Very excited to share the continuing adventures of Nonfiction Man and his daughter, Anna. We write these comics together, and take turns drawing every other panel. This is my idea of homeschool – writing, history, art, a bit of technology… and, hopefully, a few laughs. See what you think!

About Me, A to Z

Okay, maybe you never wanted to know this much about me… but a group of third grade students at Castleton Elementary School in New York made this amazing movie/alphabet book all about my life and work. I’d even forgotten some of this stuff – but it’s all true!

Walking and Talking with M.T. Anderson

Recently (when there was still two feet of snow on the ground) I got the chance to visit M.T. Anderson in Vermont and interview him about being chosen for ALA’s Margaret A. Edwards Award. Of course, it just had to be a comic! Thanks to School Library Journal for posting this one.

Time Twisters trailer

I’m back from two weeks on the road – introducing my new Time Twisters series at elementary schools all over the country. This short trailer get across the main idea really well. And I couldn’t ask for a better blurb than this one!

Walking and Talking with Elizabeth Wein

Yes, it’s the first ever international Walking and Talking comic. This one is based on my walk/talk this summer in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the beloved author of Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein. And there’s big news here – she’s crossing over to nonfiction for an upcoming book!