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My husband has brought me to HADESTOWN for my birthday — the last Broadway show I saw before the shutdown, & one I love deeply — & even the @playbill message is making me weepy. @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

My husband has brought me to HADESTOWN for my birthday — the last Broadway show I saw before the shutdown, & one I love deeply — & even the @playbill message is making me weepy.

Good morning! Today is my 43rd birthday, and behold my new BIRTHDAY CACTUS!

(The book was in the Little Free Library in front of my apartment building, & just too perfect.) @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

Good morning! Today is my 43rd birthday, and behold my new BIRTHDAY CACTUS! (The book was in the Little Free Library in front of my apartment building, & just too perfect.)

The sexiest spread in picture books, Y/N?

(Chris Raschka, LIKE LIKES LIKE, 1999. I love this book.) @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

The sexiest spread in picture books, Y/N? (Chris Raschka, LIKE LIKES LIKE, 1999. I love this book.)

I am cleaning out my copious collection of tote bags, & would anyone be interested in this HP bag from 2018? First DM with a US postal address, first served @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

I am cleaning out my copious collection of tote bags, & would anyone be interested in this HP bag from 2018? First DM with a US postal address, first served

I like that this packaging is exhorting the calla lily to enjoy its life! (You who receive the calla lily can do what you want.) @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

I like that this packaging is exhorting the calla lily to enjoy its life! (You who receive the calla lily can do what you want.)

Well, this seems alarming. @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

Well, this seems alarming.

Truth: This reminded me of my & @abhi_alwar’s forthcoming picture book about hamsters. Get stranded with them 11/2! @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

Truth: This reminded me of my & @abhi_alwar’s forthcoming picture book about hamsters. Get stranded with them 11/2!

Anyway, enough of him. Here’s a pretty subway mosaic to end this. @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

Anyway, enough of him. Here’s a pretty subway mosaic to end this.

Thinking today about these closing lines from T. S. Eliot’s “The Dry Salvages,” part of FOUR QUARTETS: @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

Thinking today about these closing lines from T. S. Eliot’s “The Dry Salvages,” part of FOUR QUARTETS:

@JThrock45_ @jasminecrowe You are right here bragging on social media about how you don’t brag on social media @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

@JThrock45_ @jasminecrowe You are right here bragging on social media about how you don’t brag on social media

I am doing a big Alibris buy of favorite out-of-print picture books and getting a copy of ARLENE SARDINE simply so I can show it to young editors in the future and see them say: @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

I am doing a big Alibris buy of favorite out-of-print picture books and getting a copy of ARLENE SARDINE simply so I can show it to young editors in the future and see them say:

It's usually not available in stores in the US, so once a year, I go to the manufacturer's website and buy ten containers of it. Tonight was the night! 

(I lead a very exciting life.) @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

It's usually not available in stores in the US, so once a year, I go to the manufacturer's website and buy ten containers of it. Tonight was the night! (I lead a very exciting life.)

Because sometimes, dammit, you just want to make cinnamon rolls @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

Because sometimes, dammit, you just want to make cinnamon rolls

A poem from Alessandra Narváez Varela's THIRTY TALKS WEIRD LOVE, a YA in verse out in October from @LEEandLOW / Cinco Puntos. This book is SO good! The verse is true poetry about being a lonely, longing 13-year-old in Ciudad Juarez in 1999, & the discoveries of love & loss: @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

A poem from Alessandra Narváez Varela's THIRTY TALKS WEIRD LOVE, a YA in verse out in October from @LEEandLOW / Cinco Puntos. This book is SO good! The verse is true poetry about being a lonely, longing 13-year-old in Ciudad Juarez in 1999, & the discoveries of love & loss:

I can see already that getting my son going in the morning is going to be the daily battle of my life the next few (sixteen?) years. 

But for now, this is pretty sweet. @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

I can see already that getting my son going in the morning is going to be the daily battle of my life the next few (sixteen?) years. But for now, this is pretty sweet.

Yesterday marked the five-year birthday of my book THE MAGIC WORDS: WRITING GREAT BOOKS FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS. To celebrate, I’m doing a giveaway of it & its hard-to-find predecessor SECOND SIGHT. RT to enter! (More details about TMW here: https://t.co/BJ65Rl5s8p) @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

Yesterday marked the five-year birthday of my book THE MAGIC WORDS: WRITING GREAT BOOKS FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS. To celebrate, I’m doing a giveaway of it & its hard-to-find predecessor SECOND SIGHT. RT to enter! (More details about TMW here: https://t.co/BJ65Rl5s8p)

At the best view in NYC — Sunset Park — on a lovely night @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

At the best view in NYC — Sunset Park — on a lovely night

Forgot to add the interior spreads that show what I mean. Fellow Richard Scarry / WHERE’S WALDO / wimmelbuch admirers, come through! @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

Forgot to add the interior spreads that show what I mean. Fellow Richard Scarry / WHERE’S WALDO / wimmelbuch admirers, come through!

Putting this out in the world: I love big “look books” like this & I would love to do one by a BIPOC illustrator focusing on a BIPOC community. If you’re such an illustrator & you love character, scenes, & details, hit me up! #mswl @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

Putting this out in the world: I love big “look books” like this & I would love to do one by a BIPOC illustrator focusing on a BIPOC community. If you’re such an illustrator & you love character, scenes, & details, hit me up! #mswl

I just learned about this tonight via a @legroff tweet: In the Biblical book of Numbers, Ch. 5, priests test a woman’s faithfulness by making her drink bitter waters that explicitly make her abdomen swell & her womb miscarry. In other words, they give her an abortion: @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

I just learned about this tonight via a @legroff tweet: In the Biblical book of Numbers, Ch. 5, priests test a woman’s faithfulness by making her drink bitter waters that explicitly make her abdomen swell & her womb miscarry. In other words, they give her an abortion:

@kaitfeldmann Oh my god, I forgot the coldest cut of all: @chavelaque Cheryl B. Klein Videos and pictures

@kaitfeldmann Oh my god, I forgot the coldest cut of all: