Breathing Life Back into Madame Saqui after Covid . . .

  Anne Schwartz, v-p and publisher, Anne Schwartz Books Madame Saqui: Revolutionary Rope Dancer by Lisa Robinson, illustrated by Rebecca Green, is a glorious picture book about an exceptional woman who lived during the French Revolution, performing feats on a highwire for an audience that often included Napoleon. It is nonfiction at its best—a fascinating… Read more »


This video includes a brief read-aloud and a wirewalking demonstration. MADAME SAQUI: REVOLUTIONARY ROPEDANCER tells the true tale of a woman during revolutionary era France who wirewalked over the Seine and between the towers of Notre Dame. As a result of her daring feats on the wire, she became a darling of Paris and of Emperor… Read more »


Happy Book Birthday to MADAME SAQUI, REVOLUTIONARY ROPEDANCER! Retweet by midnight 3/24/20; random winner (USA only) will receive a free copy! Wirewalking video coming soon! #kidlitquarantine #bookgiveaway @agenthenkin @schwartzwade @Trident_Media #classroombooks #bookbirthday — Lisa Robinson (@elisaitw) March 24, 2020 Happy Book Birthday to Madame Saqui! Retweet about the giveaway by midnight 3/24/20 to be… Read more »

Events: Madame Saqui Book Reading and Wirewalking Demonstration

Belmont Books, Sunday March 29 at 1 pm   Brookline Booksmith, Sunday April 5 at 10:30 am     Silver Unicorn Bookstore, Saturday April 11 at 11 am   And more:   Maynard Book Festival, Saturday May 2 at 10:30 am   ***** STAY TUNED! ALL EVENTS POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS . . .

Interview on The Picture Book Buzz

Check out Maria Marshall’s fun interview on The Picture Book Buzz—all about PIPPA’S NIGHT PARADE and PIRATES DON’T GO TO KINDERGARTEN.      


I’m excited to announce a Goodreads Giveaway of 20 books! Giveaway opens on 9/7/19 and closes on 10/7/19.  

Pirates Book Giveaway and Free Event Kit download

Giveaway and Event Kit link. Kirsten Cappy of Curious City has designed a wonderful event kit for those who’d like to host a book reading. Make a pirate spyglass that transforms into a space pirate rocket ship! She’ll be giving away 22 books to librarians and educator who enter the giveaway.

Pirates Book Launch Celebration!

When: Saturday September 7, 2019 Time: 11 am Where: Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton MA Story time read-aloud of PIRATES DON’T GO TO KINDERGARTEN and launch celebration. Book reading and a brief discussion of the book’s inspiration and journey. Kids can make a pirate flag and spyglass! Cookies for all. RSVP through this link

A lovely review of Pippa’s Night Parade in Kirkus!

PIPPA’S NIGHT PARADE by Lisa Robinson ; illustrated by Lucy Fleming Age Range: 4 – 7 KIRKUS REVIEW Pippa conquers a fear of the creatures that emerge from her storybooks at night. Pippa’s “wonderfully wild imagination” can sometimes run “a little TOO wild.” During the day, she wears her “armor” and is a force to be reckoned with…. Read more »