Note to teachers: After twenty-five years of doing them, I have retired from making school visits. However, I still answer all snail and e-mail from my readers. And I am also willing to do conference calls or online chats with your students and I am on SKYPE if that will help. I can be reached at If I am in your neighborhood for a conference or signing or storytelling presentation, I hope you will stop by and visit for a while.

Jane’s Calendar:




  • 29-30/May1: speaking at SCBWI New England Conference, Springfield MA


  • 3: Easthampton, MA: Afternoon Club
  • 7: Heidi and I sign at the Hudson Book Fair in Hudson , NY
  • 2: Easthampton, MA: Afternoon Club
  • 13-16: Mexico to support the massive Spanish language DINO books celebration (may be postponed)
  • May 25-September 9: In Scotland


  • 24: Chappaqua (NY) Book Fest


  • 1: Webinar 12×12  at 10 a.m.
  • 13-16: Picture Book Boot Camp #5 Hatfield, MA
  • 21: Monster Reading  Easthampton MA
  • 23: Awa’ with the Fairies—poetry/songs with Lui Collins, Donna Hebert, me
  • 26: Washington D,C, Green Earth Book Awards


  • 12: Rochester (NY) Book Fair


  • 18: Carle Museum Chanukah Book Panel: with Barbara Goldin, Leslea Newman, Mordicai Gerstein, Rich Michelsen and me