Learn more about our epic, 50-staet yearlong book tour

About Us


We are an illustrator/author duo who make books, visit schools, advocate for educational equity, juggle four kids, and run a commercial salmon fishing outfit on the Alaskan tundra.

Follow our adventures (and daily, 60-second videos) on Instagram or YouTube.

Our Books

Together, we create critically acclaimed, kid-approved, librarian-endorsed, exuberantly illustrated middle grade novels and picture books with Random House and Macmillan.

The Busload
of Books


We offer free assemblies and all-school book giveaways to twelve Title I communities each year (with generous support from our partners First Book and Build-A-Bear Foundation). 

Book Us


We offer in-person and virtual author/illustrator visits (K-6), book-making and collaboration workshops, conference keynotes, and short-term residencies.

Fun Stuff


Browse rainy day activities, crafts, and DIY downloadables: make a dragon, bind a book, create a secret handshake.


Take a peek inside the studio, the writer’s nook, or the laundry basket via Instagram, YouTube, or Facebook—where we post a 60-second video on whatever we happen to be thinking, feeling, making, or eating. Every dang day.