Monday, April 18, 2016

Shout Out to McDonald Green Elementary

Big thanks to Mrs. Weeks

 and all the great students at

McDonald Green Elementary School

 in Lancaster, SC.

I had a blast!


Sunday, April 17, 2016


I could NOT be prouder of these amazing students at Hampden Meadows Elementary School in Barrington, Rhode Island!

Thank you to Ms. Mitchell and her creative students!!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Another Hampden Meadows Shout-Out

I've visited Hampden Meadows Elementary School in Barrington, Rhode Island, for many years.

They are without a doubt one of the BEST schools for an author to visit.

The kids are so well prepared.

They've read almost all of my books.

They've made fantastic art projects and posters about the books.

They decorate the hallway.

And best of all, they are as excited to meet me as I am to meet them.

You can see some of my past visits HERE.

But now I've moved down to North Carolina - too far to visit.

So we did the next best thing, thanks to teacher Mrs. Mitchell and media specialist Melanie Roy.

We Skyped.


And once again, I was absolutely blown away by the time and effort the kids put into my books.

Check out these great projects.



 And one student made an amazing stop motion video that I will post when it's available on YouTube.

Thank you, Hampden Meadows!!!


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Cover Reveal for Mr. Puffball: Stunt Cat Across America

Drum roll, please......







Isn't it the coolest?? 

Mr. Puffball, El Gato and the gang take to the road in search of some fantastic footage for their buddy film. 

Will Benedict Cumbercat sabotage their every move?

Will they meet an adorable yet irritating kitten named Pickles? (Hint: yes.) 

Will Rosie, as director-in-training, ever stop megaphoning ‘Cut!’?
Find out when you hop aboard this fast-paced travel adventure – 

It’s van-tastic!

This second book in the series, Mr. Puffball: Stunt Cat Across America (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins) by Constance Lombardo releases on September 27. 

So, run.....

don't walk...

to your local indie bookstore

on September 27.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Great Day at Harbins Elementary School

I had a great day at Harbins Elementary School 
in Dacula, Georgia.

for their One School-One Book program.

I was greeted by a super sign.

The students had made some terrific frogs like Tooley Graham in the book.

I got some chocolate frogs!

More frogs and even a letter!

Here I am talking to the K-2 students over their closed circuit TV.

Amazing media specialist, Kathy Schmidt, showing me their Water Wonder 4000.

I signed a lot of books.

Third graders

Fourth graders

Fifth graders

Thanks for a great day, Harbins!