You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

Ahem….hellooo…tap, tap, tap. Is this thing on? Okay, I’m a bit embarrassed that I’ve fallen off the blog posting wagon these past few months. Okay, FIVE MONTHS since my last Page Turner Adventures post. There, I’ve said it. The truth is we’ve been crazy busy over here at Page Turner Adventures. We started a new […]

Page Turner Adventures’ Northern Tour

Wow! We just returned from a whirlwind tour of the North. It was lovely getting to see the trees change, and meeting so many wonderful kids, teachers, principals, administrators, parents, and theater presenters. We performed in schools and theaters in NY, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Delaware, and had a chance to showcase at the Ohio Arts Presenters […]


Loving my new Storybook Steampunk Trike! It’s the only way to travel. These photos were taken at Guild Hall at the John Drew Theatre in East Hampton, NY. It’s a BEAUTIFUL theater, and we had an absolute blast.

Your Brain on Stories

Love this article about the power of storytelling on our brains! Of course, this is something we’ve always understood as “Storyologists,” but it’s nice to see science backing it up!  Go HERE to check it out.        

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference

Whew! It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged. My excuse? I’m working hard on a new middle grade novel. I tend to let everything else slide when I’m deep in revision mode. But I did have to take just a moment to gush about the amazing SCBWI conference in Miami this weekend. It was chock full […]

Rattlebone Rock ROCKS!

Folks in the town  Still talk of the night When the moon on the graveyard Shone so bright That the spirits there Made the tombstones knock And the beat began for the Rattlebone Rock. BOOMA-BOOM!  BOOMA-BOOM! And so begins RATTLEBONE ROCK, one of my all time favorite Halloween books for kids. And I’mnot just saying that […]

The STEAM Trunk Circus-Storybook Steampunk Set in Progress

Things are moving full STEAM ahead for the STEAM Trunk Circus Transmedia project!!! We’re so excited about where this is going. Love working with indiegogo, because we’re able to use the funds right away as they come in. That’s enabling us to bring in an amazing team to build our Storybook Steampunk style set. Here […]

Drats, FOILED Again: No Mess Craft Project Builds Creative Muscle

I babysat for my nephews a couple of days ago. Since I was coming from another meeting, I didn’t have my usual bag ‘o stuff. I always try to bring craft projects, experiments, books, whatever. Hey, I have a rep to protect as the “fun aunt.” But this time around…nothin’. Are we going to make […]

STEAM TRUNK CIRCUS Indiegogo Campaign

So excited about our new indiegogo campaign. Please click the link to see what it’s all about and support creativity in education! Please help us spread the word by sharing it directly from the Indiegogo page. Thanks!! Go to    

Back to School Jokes

A few VERY corny back-to-school jokes for your enjoyment!               Q: Why was the teacher wearing sunglasses to school? A: She had very bright students.   Q: What kind of school do you go to if you’re an ice cream man? A: Sundae school.   Q: What kind of school do you go to […]

The New Mixed-Up Fairy Tale Show

Hard to believe Memorial Day has come and gone and summer is just around the corner. For the first time in quite a while, Kenny and I won’t be doing a Summer Reading Tour. This year we’ve decided to stay close to home and focus on a super-exciting, can’t-wait-to-tell-you-about-it, top-secret project.  Oooh, it’s gonna be […]

Help Kids Turn Negative Voices into Cheerleaders!

“You’re not smart enough!”   “You won’t do well on this test!”  “Your clothes are funny!” Learning how to manage and deal with inner bullies can impact self-esteem, stress levels, and overall happiness! In our videos, we often talk about negative voices in terms of test stress. In fact, we personified (or puppet-onified!) negative voices […]