Watersong on the NYPL Best of 2017 List

I have so much to be thankful for this week. My wife, my kids, our home, and the fact that I get to write picture books and share them with children. What a pleasant surprise to learn that WATERSONG was included in the New York Public Library's Best Books for Kids 2017 list! I'm truly honored to have a book of mine among such amazing titles by some of the world's best writers for kids.

I'm especially thankful this year for my readers and supporters, my agent and my editors, my local bookstores, SCBWI, my friends, and my family. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Click here for the complete NYPL Best Books for Kids 2017 list.


Barnyard Boogie Board Book Trailer

This brand new Barnyard Boogie board book birthday trailer is brought to you by the letter B.
Both versions of Barnyard Boogie are available today!


BARNYARD BOOGIE Book Trailer Premier

I'm delighted to share the official trailer for my first picture book with Abrams Appleseed, BARNYARD BOOGIE! This book features super stylish and totally fun illustrations by Allison Black. It's all about farm animals playing musical instruments--perfect for budding musicians and future farmers everywhere.

BARNYARD BOOGIE is available wherever books are sold starting May 9, 2017.


Watersong Launch at Kepler's Books!

WATERSONG is almost here! 

I'm thrilled to announce that the legendary Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, CA will be hosting the official book launch event for Watersong on February 4th. Please help us celebrate the publication of this beautiful book from Simon & Schuster / Paula Wiseman Books with illustrations by Richard Smythe.

Saturday, February 4, 2017
Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
Author Tim McCanna will read and sign books. Also, a representative from the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley will join us to talk about foxes and other wildlife in the Bay Area!

>> Click here to register for our FREE event so the store can have a headcount. <<

Thanks! If you're in or around the Bay Area peninsula, I hope to see you there!


WATERSONG Book Trailer Premier

I'm so thrilled that the amazing uber-librarian and Scholastic's Ambassador for School Libraries, Mr. Schu (AKA John Schumacher), premiered the book trailer for WATERSONG on his blog today.

>> Click here to see the trailer and read my guest post with some behind-the-scenes info. <<

WATERSONG has received glowing reviews, including a star from Kirkus. Along with my string of 56 onomatopoeic "water sounds" words, each page features beautiful illustrations by Richard Smythe. I also worked in some back matter about water and ecosystems with the help of my water expert and professor of geography brother-in-law!

WATERSONG (Simon & Schuster / Paula Wiseman Books) is available wherever books are sold on January 31, 2017.