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Welcome to my website.
It’s full of information about the books I write, how I make them, and why I write what I write. And since I can’t draw for beans, you’ll also find out how lucky I am to work with so many talented illustrators, editors, and designers. And you can also find out what other people say about the work I love doing. I hope you will find answers to most of the questions you — kids, teens, and grown-ups — have about my books.

What’s New?
LOOK! BABIES HEAD TO TOE JUST PUBLISHED!

My second board book, LOOK! Babies Head to Toe has just been published! My first board book, WHO! A Celebration of Babies, was published just a year ago. LOOK! which is beautifully illustrated by Anoosha Syed, introduces our youngest children, our infants and toddlers, to many parts of their bodies. It is filled with fun, [...]

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NOW WHAT? A MATH TALE PUBLISHED!

NOW WHAT? A Math Tale is the second of two early math picture books I have written and Chris Chatterton has illustrated. Our first early math book was CRASH! BOOM! A Math tale. Our second early math book, NOW WHAT?, is the story of Puppy, who wants to build a bed out of blocks, one that is wide enough and long enough for a snooze.

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CRASH! BOOM! A MATH TALE PUBLISHED!

CRASH! BOOM! A Math Tale is the first of two early math picture books I wrote with art created by the amazing Chris Chatterton. This is the story of Elephant who has a bucket of blocks and wants to build something tall. Something as tall as Elephant. But will it stay up? CRASH! BOOM! Not this time. Build it again? One block. Two blocks? Four blocks? It’s still not as tall as Elephant. More blocks! Now will it stay up? Now will it be as tall as Elephant? Build, balance, count—question, estimate, measure—predict, crash, and build again! Young children will happily follow along as Elephant goes through the ups and downs of creating something new and finally celebrates the joy and pride of success.

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20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION! 15TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION!

It’s Perfectly Normal book cover

It’s So Amazing! book cover

The new and fully updated 20TH ANNIVERSARY Edition of IT’S PERFECTLY NORMAL, Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, And Sexual Health — The new and fully updated 15TH ANNIVERSARY Edition of IT’S SO AMAZING! A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families.

Every year, a new set of kids and teens come along who need honest, responsible, up-to-date, and accurate information about sexual health. That’s exactly why I consulted yet again with experts to make sure the information in our books would be current and scientifically accurate...

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What’s Next?
A NEW PICTURE BOOK

It’s so exciting for me that a new artist has signed a contract and has already begun creating the art for a new picture book of mine to be published in early 2021. This magnificent fine artist, who has never illustrated a children’s book, has just the right sensibilities when it comes to portraying children, [...]

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A NEW NONFICTION BOOK

I am in the middle of writing a new nonfiction book, which is under contract, for kids roughly ten and up on a current topic that affects each and everyone of us, including preteens and teens. The topic I am writing about is daunting and challenging. But a good challenge is what keeps writing, revising, [...]

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WRITING. WRITING, REWRITING, AND MORE WRITING

I am continuing to work on an new picture book—it’s fiction—that’s almost working. But I just can’t get 4 lines of it to work just right, just yet. SoI find myself working on it an hour or so at a time, every few days or so. I love writing fiction for young children. And as [...]

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News
LOOK! Babies Head to Toe—Cited from Goodreads!

Here’s a wonderful quote cited on Goodreads: “ This book will captivate babies and toddlers. It’s the perfect follow-up to Harris’s first board book, Who? A Celebration of Babies. Read the full quote: HERE

WHO? A Celebration of Babies in New York Magazine article THE BEST 15 BOARD BOOKS FOR BABIES, ACCORDING TO BOOKSELLERS.

A quote from the article: “If you’re looking for another book to read aloud, Morrissey recommends this by Robie Harris, who usually writes for older kids. “Brightly colored drawings help introduce us to babies in all sorts of families,” she says. Bonus: “The gentle repetition helps with language development, and makes for a great read-aloud.” [...]

NOW WHAT? HIGH PRAISE!

Here’s what Shelf Awareness wrote about NOW WHAT? “Puppy’s expressive pencil-stroke eyebrows and wagging tail catapult this bouncy protagonist to a huggability quotient rarely witnessed in math-oriented texts…

CRASH! BOOM! A WINNER!

CRASH! BOOM! A Math TALE is the 2019 Mathical Award Winner in the Pre-Kindergarten category, just announced and given by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in association with the Children’s Book Council, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Read the full announcement and press release: 2019 Mathical Prize Winners Announced

BOOM! MORE PRAISE!

CRASH! BOOM! is on Elizabeth Bird’s School Library Journal/ Fuse #8 list of “stand out mathy titles of 2018.” Her comment about CRASH! BOOM!, “Harris apparently can tackle any subject if she puts her mind to it.” Read the listing: 31 Days, 31 Lists: 2018 Math Books for Kids