My newest picture book, THE STORY OF US, explores the beautiful but broken relationship between humanity and the four elements. It's a book of hope (I hope) as children consider natural disasters like wildfires, earthquakes, typhoons, and tsumanis, which typify the chaos in the created order, and take stock of our responsibility to care for the elements. The book, which is illustrated gorgeously by Kevin and Kristen Howdeshell, releases 9/20 from Beaming Books. If you order a copy, I'm happy to send a personalized signed bookplate to you if you send me your snail mail (which I will keep completely confidential, of course.)

Also, I'd love to see you face-to-face if you're anywhere near Danville, California, Des Moines, Iowa, or Boulder, Colorado, or if you're attending the Rabbit Room's Hutchmoot Conference in Franklin, Tennessee. Here are the details of my fall appearances!