B O O K !

It is time.  And, I couldn't be more thrilled and to the moon excited to share this big announcement.
On August 28th of this year, my book Show Me A Story will be released by the magnificent Storey Publishing to stores all across the country. You can read about it on Storey Publishing's website and it can now be pre-ordered (and shipped on the day of the release) in the following places:

Barnes & Noble

Show Me A Story: 40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children’s Storytelling is packed to the brim with projects and activities that nurture children’s natural inclination to tell their own imaginative stories. There are even puppets for you to copy and cut out, templates, and lots of story sparks to help children feel inspired as they go.

Children naturally have all sorts of amazing ideas inside their heads, and the projects and games in the book are meant to help them develop and grow them. As a teacher, I wanted to create a fun, curriculum rich book that could be used in classrooms and homes to inspire children to enjoy using words and pictures to tell stories.  I wrote the book for anyone who spends time with children: parents, teachers, librarians, therapists, speech and language pathologists, and camp counselors.  And, yes there are Story Stones inside (of course!).

This is a project from my heart - my teacher, artist, mother heart - and, I can't wait to share it with you and your children this summer.

Thank you for following along and for supporting what I do here.  I have been so motivated and inspired by all of your kind words and encouragement.

As the months go on, I'll post updates here and in the above book tab.

xox e


  1. I love the polar bear using a wooden spoon/stick as an oar! So cute. Congratulations.

  2. Wonderful news, Emily! Congratulations!!

  3. Emily, this is fabulous! Very soon, I'll get a little post ready about this on my kid's book blog, to share the good news!

  4. OMG, serious congrats! The book is beautiful. I can't wait to get my copy.

  5. Congrats Emily! So exciting.

  6. Oh, it's completely gorgeous, too! I'm so excited for you.

  7. Congratulations on your book! And I love the concept of storytelling with crafts.

    Happy for you :)

  8. Hi Em-I just had a chance to look at this--it is amazing!! I am so proud and inspired by your work. I can't wait to get my copy...and start using it with my kiddos. Congratulations. Much love, Sara

  9. Yay!!!! It looks fantastic- fun and lively and gorgeous! yay for you and everyone who gets a copy in their hands. i can't wait!
    xo, nicole

  10. hooray emily!! many many congratulations.

  11. I am so proud of you! It looks gorgeous!