Archive for the 'Random' Category


24 February 2016

It’s cold and rainy here in CT today, so I’m heading to TX this morning… then to ME, IL, MI, TN…
Happy World Read-Aloud Day!



My New Home

19 February 2016


After 10 years, my website, has a shiny, new look! I hope you will take a look around — at gobs of information, resources for readers and writers, pretty pictures, and news updates. And for anyone who enjoys the occasional email newsletter with “sneak previews” and suchlike, it’s easy to sign up.

I’ll be posting news over there from now on. Thanks for stopping by!


Picture Book Architect

24 November 2015


Another interview! This time with illustrator “Dani Duck: Artist Obscure“, in which we chat about making dummies.

Writing “in the cracks of the day”

15 September 2015


I am interviewed by friend and writer Faith Hough, in which we talk about telepathy, ice cream, and a few other things: you can read our chat on her blog, Writing “in the cracks of the day.”

Illustration from By Mouse & Frog, Viking, ©Deborah Freedman 2015


12 April 2015

I have a guest post up today at the Nerdy Book Club, to celebrate the release on Tuesday of my book By Mouse & Frog.

And infinity-jillion heartfelt thanks to John Schumacher at Watch. Connect. Read. and Colby Sharp at Sharpread, for spreading the word about my new book!


Thank you also to librarians Margie Meyers-Culver at Librarian’s Quest, and Tasha Saecker at Waking Brain Cells for their wonderful, early blog reviews.

One Morning…

14 March 2015

By Mouse & Frog

My next book, BY MOUSE & FROG, will be published by Viking on April 14. Head on over to Goodreads, if you’d like to sign up for a giveaway!

Happy 2015!

1 January 2015


BY MOUSE & FROG, April 2015, Viking Children’s Books
© Deborah Freedman

Um, Hello!

9 October 2014


I’ve been busy! Visiting schools, writing books… looking forward to sharing pictures soon from my next book, BY MOUSE & FROG, to be published by Viking in April, 2015.

© photo by Dickerson Photography


27 February 2014


I’m proud to be a member of the Nerdy Book Club. You may be a member too, and not even know it…

To see the rest of this banner and its band of readers, head on over to the club’s brand-new site! I’m truly honored that my artwork now greets the enthusiastic, generous, and openhearted readers who congregate there.

© Deborah Freedman 2014

Snail Mail

25 November 2013


Picturebook authors get the best snail-mail. A huge thank you to all who send it!

Snail on the Move

18 September 2013


Snail and I are hitting the road, slowly, with our book, The Story of Fish and Snail. Hope to see some of you! Here’s where we’ll be:

  • Friday, October 4, 2013
    Books-a-Million, Reading and book signing, 4:00 pm, Corinth, MS
  • Saturday, October 5, 2013
    Square Books Jr, Storytime and book signing, 10:00 am, Oxford, MS
  • Thursday, October 10, 2013
    R J Julia Booksellers, Storytime and book signing, 10:30 am, Madison, CT
  • Sunday, November 2, 2013
    “Inside Story”, 1:00—3:00 pm, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
  • Saturday, November 9, 2013
    Children’s Book Festival, 11:00 am—4:00 pm, Pequot Library, Southport, CT
  • Friday, November 15, 2013
    AASL National Conference, Signing, 1:00—2:00 pm, Hartford, CT
  • Saturday, December 7, 2013
    Byrd’s Books, Storytime and book signing, 2:00 pm, Bethel, CT
  • Saturday, December 21, 2013
    Eric Carle Museum, Storytime and book signing, 2:00 pm, Amherst, MA
  • I’ve gone dotty……

    11 September 2013


    September 15 is International Dot Day, when over 1 million teachers and students, inspired by Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot, plan to celebrate “teaching and learning with creativity”. This is my mark — see others by some of your favorite authors and illustrators here, at “Celebri-dots“.

    Suggested Reading, Picture Books About Art and Imagination: Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar, The Paper Princess by Elisa Kleven, I Want to Paint My Bathroom Blue by Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak, Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty, How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird by Jacques Prevert and Mordicai Gerstein.

    And More Picturebooks about Art and Imagination.

    Whose Words Are Those?

    18 June 2013


    I’m guest posting today, at the Nerdy Book Club. Thanks so much to teachers Donalyn Miller, Colby Sharp, and Cindy Minnich for inviting me over!

    And speaking of invitations, last week I had fun finishing the sentences of teacher-librarian John Schu, over at Watch. Connect. Read.

    Have I told you about…

    8 April 2013


    Coming from Viking Children’s Books, June 13.

    The Story of Fish & Snail

    Signed copies may be purchased from independent bookseller R. J. Julia.

    When Life Gives You Snow…

    12 February 2013

    Make a Snow Chicken


    That’s My Name…

    23 April 2012

    Part II

    Have you ever wondered how your favorite author’s or illustrator’s name is pronounced? has a huge collection of brief recordings of authors & illustrators saying their names. It includes my own thirty-seven second story – about a shy first-grader and her name.

    (“That’s My Name…”, Part I is here.)

    The Best Intentions…

    2 March 2012

    But wait. Does one of the chickens want to help?

    From Blue Chicken, Viking 2011

    The Illustration Friday topic for March 2, 2012 is INTENTION.

    Breakfast is Served

    15 November 2011

    Julie Danielson interviews me today over at her blog, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. She’s brewed plenty of coffee… won’t you join us?

    Chicken Feed

    19 October 2011

    It’s a BOOK!

    15 September 2011

    Blue Chicken's Book Birthday

    BLUE CHICKEN is available today, from Viking Children’s Books!

    We will be celebrating it’s release at several events in Connecticut this fall; they are listed here.

    Or find BLUE CHICKEN here: