Book Sources

There are several ways to order books. (See Below) You can  download this sample order form to help you organize bulk orders for a class or event. 

 

Not Norman, A Goldfish Story was Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® 2015 book. On October 22, 2015, more than 2.2 million children and adults worldwide took action in support of literacy by participating in the world’s largest shared reading experience. Read for the Record® is a global campaign which generates public support for high-quality early learning.

Visit readfortherecord.org today find out more about Jumpstart and this year's campaign.

Click over to Jumpstart's Pintrest page to revisit Norman's big day!

 

Ordering books directly from the publisher:

Publishers usually offer a discounted rate on books purchased for a school visit. And my publishers are great! They work hard to make sure the books arrive on time for scheduled events!

Ordering books through a local independent book seller:

Some schools prefer to invite a local bookstore to order and sell books for an author visit. They will be happy to help you order titles when possible.

Houston Area: Purchase through Blue Willow Book Shop.

Elsewhere: To find an independent book seller near you, visit IndieBound.

You can also order books online:

Amazon: www.amazon.com
Barnes and Noble : www.barnesandnoble.com
and other online booksellers.

Finding Specific Titles:

VAMPIRE BABY is newly out from Candlewick. To order books call (800) 733-3000 or visit their website: www.candlewick.com.

VAMPIRE BABY is newly out from Candlewick. To order books call (800) 733-3000 or visit their website: www.candlewick.com.

NOT NORMAN: A Goldfish Story & NO A NORMAN, La historia de un pececito dorado (Spanish edition) To order call Candlewick Press (800) 733-3000 or visit their website:  www.candlewick.com.

NOT NORMAN: A Goldfish Story & NO A NORMAN, La historia de un pececito dorado (Spanish edition) To order call Candlewick Press (800) 733-3000 or visit their website:  www.candlewick.com.

YOUR MOMMY WAS JUST LIKE YOU  (GP Putman, 2011) To order visit Putnam's website: www.uspenguingroup.com or call Author Appearance Order Processing at 866-206-5865.

YOUR MOMMY WAS JUST LIKE YOU  (GP Putman, 2011)
To order visit Putnam's website: www.uspenguingroup.com or call Author Appearance Order Processing at 866-206-5865.

SHERLICK HOUND AND THE VALENTINE MYSTERY, published by Albert Whitman, is available through the authors. Contact Kelly Bennett to order.

SHERLICK HOUND AND THE VALENTINE MYSTERYpublished by Albert Whitman, is available through the authors. Contact Kelly Bennett to order.

SPIDER SPINS A STORY: Fourteen Legends from Native America, is published by Rising Moon, an imprint of Northland Publishing. To order books contact National Book Network (NBN); please call (800) 462-6420.

SPIDER SPINS A STORY: Fourteen Legends from Native Americais published by Rising Moon, an imprint of Northland Publishing. To order books contact National Book Network (NBN); please call (800) 462-6420.

ONE DAY I WENT RAMBLING is published by Bright Sky Press (May, 2012). Please call toll-free: 1-866-933-6133, or visit their website: www.brightskypress.com.

ONE DAY I WENT RAMBLING is published by Bright Sky Press (May, 2012). Please call toll-free: 1-866-933-6133, or visit their website: www.brightskypress.com.

DANCE, Y'ALL, DANCE is published by Bright Sky Press (Fall 2009). Please visit their website: www.brightskypress.com

DANCE, Y'ALL, DANCE is published by Bright Sky Press (Fall 2009). Please visit their website: www.brightskypress.com

YOUR DADDY WAS JUST LIKE YOU (GP Putnam, 2010). To order visit Putnam's website: www.uspenguingroup.com or call Author Appearance Order Processing at 866-206-5865.

YOUR DADDY WAS JUST LIKE YOU (GP Putnam, 2010).
To order visit Putnam's website: www.uspenguingroup.com or call Author Appearance Order Processing at 866-206-5865.

DAD AND POP, An Ode To Fathers And Stepfathers (Candlewick Press, 2010). To order books call (800) 733-3000 or visit their website: www.candlewick.com.

DAD AND POP, An Ode To Fathers And Stepfathers (Candlewick Press, 2010). To order books call (800) 733-3000 or visit their website: www.candlewick.com.

STRANGERS IN BLACK  is available from Royal Fireworks Press. To order books call (845) 726-4444, or visit the website: www.rfwp.com. Also available from Barnes and Noble.

STRANGERS IN BLACK  is available from Royal Fireworks Press. To order books call (845) 726-4444, or visit the website: www.rfwp.com. Also available from Barnes and Noble.

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ARBOR DAY, FLAG DAY, DELAWARE, and CHESAPEAKE BAY Rookie Read-About Books are available from Scholastic Library Publishing. To order books call (800) 621-1115, or visit their website: www.scholastic.com.

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ANNIE'S HIGH SEA ADVENTURE, ANNIE'S CITY ADVENTURECOKOLINA AND THE WILD ISLAND, and DINO THE STAR KEEPER are available through Garrett Publishing; please call (800) 654-9366.

 

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Book Sales & Autographing

I prefer to have books available for sale and autographing at a school visit! I do not handle book sales at events. (There are a few exceptions.)

Autographing:

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There are several ways to handle autographing: One is to have the students who purchased books line up after each presentation and sign books then. (This works well if there are not a lot of book sales.)

Another way is to have morning students come right before or after lunch to collect books, and have afternoon students come after the presentations but before the end of the school day—or have all the students come after I finish all presentations.

Some schools like to have books autographed without the students present. In that case, please build some “quiet time” into my schedule during which I can sign books.

My preference is to autograph each child's book, while the child watches. That way the experience means much more to both of us!

I am happy to work with you on scheduling autographing time that best suits your needs.