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(A Trick-or-Treat) Friday Fan Art

I do hope this Friday finds many of you still enjoying Wednesday’s haul of Halloween booty. For our friends in the Tri-state area, I hope you are safe and recovering from that dreadful storm.

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This Geekdad's Top 10 Creepy Kid's Books

Wired magazine’s Geekdad blog features a list of some of my favorite spooky stories for kids. Check it out. Read more


A Decade of Web-Weaving (Part II)

As I mentioned back in February, This fall marks the 10-year anniversary of my picture book adaptation of Mary Howitt’s classic poem, The Spider & The Fly. Read more


(A Poetic) Friday Fan Art

11 year-old Abby from Clapham, England is quite a fan of The Spider & The Fly. “How big of a fan?” you ask. She’s such an awesome fan that she penned an awesome sequel. Check it out.

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A (Fey-riffic) Friday Fan Art

Herb Leonhard is a fantasy illustrator whom I was introduced to years ago when I contributed an image for Tori Amos’ RAINN calendar.

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A Decade of Web-Weaving

Dear sweet creatures, while Hero for WondLa is off to the printer and binder, I have turned my attention to preparations for a very special birthday to be held later this year. 2012 marks the 10-year anniversary of my debut as a New York Times best seller, as well as receiving a Caldecott honor, for my adaptation of Mary Howitt’s 1829 poem, The Spider & The Fly.

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A Story a Day or I Just Can't Play

While touring through the UK last month, I became aware of a wonderful British children’s television series called Bookaboo. Its about a rock-star drumming dog named Bookaboo (who clearly is inspired by Bret Michael’s headwear). Bookaboo won’t play for his band until he is read a picture book – preferably by a celebrity visiting him backstage before the show (Hey, some bands want blue M&M’s, others…). Hence, Bookaboo has a catch phrase, “A story a day or I just can’t play.” Read more


Download some DiTerlizzi!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Fourth of July. I took a weekend off from WondLa 2 and enjoyed some food, fireworks and finding fireflies. Also, I uploaded all sorts of DiTerlizzi-themed downloads to the site. If you read about each title under the BOOKS section, you’ll now find lots of cool FREE stuff, like audio samples from my various audio books (read by the likes of Mark Hamill, Alan Cumming, Andrew McCarthy and the lovely Teri Hatcher), as well as a plethora of coloring pages and activity sheets for use at home or in the classroom. Read more