Thank you for visiting my website.

I am an Author and Illustrator of over 60 books for children.

Through the above links you will find out about Me

and my Books, view my Portfolio and learn about my School Visits.

(And don’t forget to download some Activities Sheets.)

I am also a Playwright. With the help of a very talented

team, I have brought my Princess Kim” books to the

stage as a Children’s Musical. See Below or visit: PLAY BLOG

In addition to creating books, I am now working for

as Director of Acquisitions, were we partner with Authors & Illustrators to

publish their books in bilingual text in many languages.

These two books are now BABL BOOKS available in many languages



See what’s happening....VISIT MY BLOG


Author-Illustrator of Children’s Books

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After winning First Place at the Ronald M. Ruble National New Play Festival, Princess K.I.M. The Musical has had performances in  Ohio, New Hampshire, New Jersey and California. I am very proud to announce that my play is now available for license Nationally through STAGE RIGHTS!

Put on MY PLAY!

For more information, visit;

Princess K.I.M. The Musical is based on my

Princess Kim Books, published by Albert Whitman:

Available in Bookstores/ Online and through Scholastic Bookclubs.

(Published by Scholastic)

Coming Fall 2016

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 I’m Janine, the star of the new book,
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Kirkus Review

“Teachers looking for a positive solution should reach for this one.”

Publishers Weekly  “ may encourage children who don’t fit in (and wouldn’t have it any other way).”

Click to read reviews:

“This pleasing story might well inspire some homemade Christmas gifts or even an outdoor Christmas morning breakfast” --Kirkus

Recent Books:

JANINE- And the Field Day Finish

“Cocca-Leffler knows children inside and out. --Kirkus