Buckley and his Mama live in a cozy cabin by the ocean. He loves to carve boats out of the driftwood he finds on the beach nearby. He makes:
big boats long boats short boats and tall boats,
each one more beautiful than the last, and sends them out to sea. If they don't come back, he knows they've found their way to his papa, whom he misses very much.
Neal Porter Books, Published by Roaring Brook Press, June 2015
Before I Leave
What do you do when you have to move away from your best friend? Cherish the time you have together.
Neal Porter Books, Roaring Brook Press, February 2016
Winner of a 2018 Ezra Jack Keats Honor Award
“I’m bored,” said Tic.
“Me too,” said Tac.
What do two bored badgers do when they’ve done everything, including driving their mother around the bend?
Laundry, of course.
What could possibly go wrong?
In this spirited picture book, Tic and Tac, two adorable badgers, get a little carried away while helping their mom out with the laundry.
Neal Porter Books, Roaring Brook Press, February 2017
Vincent Comes Home
Jessixa Bagley, author and illustrator of Laundry Day, Before I Leave, and Boats For Papa (winner of the 2016 SCBWI Golden Kite Award for best picture book text) and Aaron Bagley (illustrator of Rocking Fatherhood) have been drawing and writing together since they met in art school more than a decade ago. What started off as a courtship of doodling in sketchbooks and belching in lockers soon turned into a marriage of doodling in sketchbooks and belching with their son.
Their artistic partnership is a balanced collaboration of overlapping their individual styles and painting techniques―creating one cohesive language. Vincent Comes Home is their first picture book together. And much like Vincent, they have moved around a lot but their home has always been each other.
Neal Porter Books, Roaring Brook Press, February 2018
Henry and Bea
Henry and Bea is a story about two best friends who do everything together. But when Henry is going through a rough patch, Bea has to navigate through her friend’s struggle and figure out how to be there for him.
Neal Porter Books, Holiday House, (Publication Date October 8th 2019)
Drawn to Color
Color with critically acclaimed and up-and-coming artists in this unique Pacific Northwest–themed coloring book that features original art from over 20 children’s book illustrators. With over 50 pages to color of subjects ranging from farmers’ markets to food carts and coffee culture, to otters, wolves, and bears, to sea serpents, UFOs, and the Space Needle, this coloring book will appeal to both children and adults. The variety of art ranges from simple to highly detailed, offering a range of coloring challenges. Illustrators include: Alison Farrell Amy Hevron Aaron Bagley Andy Musser Ben Clanton Brandon Dorman Carolyn Conahan Carrie O’Neill Claudia McGehee Corey Tabor Dana Arnim Doug Keith Erik Brooks Frida Clements Jessixa Bagley Julie Kim Justin Hillgrove Kate Endle Liz Wong Richard Jesse Watson Sean David Williams Steven Henry
Saquatch Books, August 2017
The Creativity Project
Book advocate Colby Sharp presents more than forty beloved, award-winning, diverse and bestselling authors and illustrators in a creative challenge! Colby Sharp invited more than forty authors and illustrators to provide story starters for each other; photos, drawings, poems, prose, or anything they could dream up. When they received their prompts, they responded by transforming these seeds into any form of creative work they wanted to share. The result is a stunning collection of words, art, poetry, and stories by some of our most celebrated children book creators. A section of extra story starters by every contributor provides fresh inspiration for readers to create works of their own. Here is an innovative book that offers something for every kind of reader and creator! With contributions by Sherman Alexie, Tom Angleberger, Jessixa Bagley, Tracey Baptiste, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Peter Brown, Lauren Castillo, Kate DiCamillo, Margarita Engle, Deborah Freedman, Adam Gidwitz, Chris Grabenstein, Jennifer L. Holm, Victoria Jamieson, Travis Jonker, Jess Keating, Laurie Keller, Jarret J. Krosoczka, Kirby Larson, Minh Lê, Grace Lin, Kate Messner, Daniel Nayeri, Naomi Shihab Nye, Debbie Ohi, R.J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park, Dav Pilkey, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Dan Santat, Gary Schmidt, John Schu, Colby Sharp, Bob Shea, Liesl Shurtliff, Lemony Snicket, Laurel Snyder, Javaka Steptoe, Mariko Tamaki, Linda Urban, Frank Viva, and Kat Yeh.