Coming Soon! My debut picture book!

After more than twenty (20?!) years writing picture books, I’m so excited to share my debut picture book with you! A Good Deed Can Grow, illustrated by Holly Hatam and written by me, will be published on February 7. You can pre-order it now wherever you buy books!

A Good Deed Can Grow
written by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
illustrated by Holly Hatam
Christy Ottaviano Books/ Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978-0316351133

Discover the ripple effects of doing a good deed in this interactive picture book about the importance of kindness.  

A good deed can grow like a seed. . . . 

Join a loving community as they work to create a better world. Whether planting a garden or visiting a sick friend, picking up litter or playing music at the senior center, kind actions—no matter how big or small—can spread like a ripple, impacting the lives of others for the better.

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman’s inspiring text and Holly Hatam’s joyful illustrations celebrate how anyone, young or old, can make a difference. It all starts with a good deed.



Sisterhood of Sleuths Launch Events!

Sisterhood of Sleuths will be published October 4. and I’ll be doing a mix of in-person and virtual events to celebrate . . .



Sisterhood of Sleuths!

I’m excited to share the cover of my next middle-grade novel, Sisterhood of Sleuths! The cover was illustrated by Sarah Watts and art directed by Sasha Illingworth.

Here’s a bit about the book:

Maizy always assumed she knew everything about her grandmother, Jacuzzi. So when a box full of vintage Nancy Drew books gets left at her mom’s thrift store, Maizy is surprised to find an old photo of her grandmother and two other women tucked beneath the collection. Stranger still, when Maizy shows the photo to Jacuzzi she feigns ignorance, insisting the woman is someone else. Determined to learn the truth — and inspired by the legacy of Nancy Drew — Maizy launches her own investigation with the help of new friends, Nell and Cam. What they discover not only points to the origins of the iconic series, but uncovers a truth from the past that will lead to self-discovery in the present, connecting three generations of women.

This intergenerational mystery filled with literary history, friendship, and family secrets delivers a captivating tribute to the world’s most famous girl detective.

Sisterhood of Sleuths will be published September 27 with Christy Ottaviano Books/Little, Brown! Learn more or pre-order your copy here.