An Extravaganza!

An Extravaganza!

Book Launch and Library Fundraiser
Saturday, May 21, 11:00 am
8 Newton Street
West Boylston, MA

Please join me as I celebrate the publication of my newest book for children, HONEYBEE RESCUE, with a library fundraising book extravaganza!

Why a fundraiser? Because Beaman Memorial Public Library is my hometown library and the librarians there have not only supported my reading life for the past twenty years, but also enthusiastically supported my career, buying copies of my books for the children’s room, sponsoring town-wide reads based on them, and hosting six book launches in the Stiles Room. But mostly because I want this hub of our community to be here forever.

Why should you come? Because it’ll be fun! I’ll be sharing a little bit of the story behind HONEYBEE RESCUE: A BACKYARD DRAMA and giving away a some rescue honey harvested and bottled by Jon Nelson, star of the book. Because books make great gifts–for graduates, for teachers, for yourself, for summer birthdays, for your favorite Little Free Library, for your kid or grandkid’s classroom or camp or after school program, for leaving on a public bench as a gift to the world. And because this will be an easy way for you to help support the library, too.

Copies of HONEYBEE RESCUE, filled with eye-popping images by local photographer Ellen Harasimowicz, will be available for sale and signing along with all my other children’s books. Proceeds will benefit the Beaman Memorial Public Library Endowment Fund.

To read more about the books that I’ll have on hand, check out this page.

I hope to see you on Saturday!

Calling All Nature Lovers

Calling All Nature Lovers

Please join me and children’s author Maria Gianferrari for a celebration of nature, nature spaces, and nature books at Worcester, MA’s TidePool Bookshop on Sunday, May 22nd at 1PM. We’ll be chatting about our most recent nature books, HONEYBEE RESCUE (illustrated by Ellen Harasimowicz and published by Charlesbridge Publishing), and BOBCAT PROWLING (illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline and published by MacKids Books) and also celebrating urban wildlife and habitats. We plan to raffle off two goodie baskets to raise funds for our favorite local conservation group, Greater Worcester Land Trust .

Order books through Tidepool here and you will automatically be entered into the raffle. You can also buy books in person at the store during the week before the event or at the event itself. Additional raffle entry tickets can be purchased, 3 for $5. The raffle baskets include:

Grand Prize Nature Lover’s Basket
Signed copies of Maria’s picture books BOBCAT PROWLING, COYOTE MOON, HAWK RISING and WHOO-KU HAIKU
Pocket binoculars
Naturalist’s notebook
Massachusetts field guide to wildlife, birds, trees & wildflowers
AND … a virtual author visit from Loree & Maria!

Sweet Runner-up Basket
Signed copy of Loree’s HONEYBEE RESCUE
Signed copy of Maria’s BOBCAT PROWLING
Rescue honey from B.B. Apiaries (owner Jon Nelson is the star of Loree’s book!)
Honey dipper
Hershey kisses

We would love to see you there! If you use Facebook, you can RSVP for the event here.

National Science Teachers Association conference


I’m excited to be attending the 2020 NSTA conference in Boston, MA this year … and launching my next children’s book, You’re Invited to a Moth Ball. I’ll update this post with additional information about my appearances as the details are finalized. So please stay tuned!

Friday, April 3
Book Signing, time TBD
Copies ofYou’re Invited to a Moth Ball will be available to the public for the very first time, and I’ll be signing them in the Charlesbridge Publishing booth!

Saturday, April 4
Linking Literacy Share-a-thon, 9am -1pm, location TBD
This celebration of science and children’s literature will feature a panel presentation and several round table discussions with more than a dozen award-winning authors who specialize in creating STEM and STEAM-themed books for young readers.

Linking Literacy Author Book Signing, 1:30-3pm, location TBD