A Love Song for Maggie May

Kate/ September 12, 2019/ blog, maggie

PREFACE I’ve had this website for 22 years, and for 16 or so of those years, on and off, I have kept a blog for personal or self-promotional purposes. My most popular blog was written for, and by, my beloved beagle girl, Maggie May. Rather quickly Maggie and her blog, Me,

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BELLE’S JOURNEY: The Vineyard Book Tour

Kate/ September 20, 2018/ birds, blog, books, children's books, illustration, nature, picture book, Time to Fly

Celebrating the release of Belle’s Journey: An Osprey Takes Flight (Charlesbridge, 2018) After sending off my illustrations for the next Secret Life book, my husband Brian and I began our journey over land and sea to the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. This is where Belle’s real-life journey began, high atop a nest on Lake

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Q & A with Mr. Quindlen’s Class

Kate/ April 23, 2018/ blog

For the past few weeks I have been getting some really fantastic questions from the 4th grade class at Bethel Springs Elementary School, home of the Garnet Valley Trailblazers Club. My first question came from a student named Carsen: Here is our first question! pic.twitter.com/C7V8YlOTRa — Mr.

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KIRKUS reviews Belle’s Journey

Kate/ April 6, 2018/ blog, news, reviews

BELLE’S JOURNEY: AN OSPREY TAKES FLIGHT ~ ISBN: 9781580897921, 112pp. Pub Date: May 15, 2018 “A young osprey named Belle completes her first 4,000-mile solo migration from Massachusetts to South America and back. One spring, Dr. B., a scientist on Martha’s Vineyard who studies ospreys, selects Belle, a

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Once Upon an Endling

Kate/ February 21, 2018/ birds, blog

I was 39 years old when I first learned the extinction story of the Carolina Parakeet. I had been volunteering in wild bird care at Tri-State Bird Rescue in Newark, Delaware. Every day I spent there, I learned of another threat humans impose on birds. Car collisions,

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Awards and Recognition

Kate/ February 21, 2018/ blog, news

It was enough to get my illustrations bound in a book and distributed to libraries and bookstores all over the country. But awards? On my first book? Pinch me, I must be snoozing. A lot of people I know were happy to say “good riddance” to 2017.

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Where Have I Been?

Kate/ February 17, 2018/ blog

I’ll show you in a sec. But first… Save the date! May 20, 2018 Celebrate the release of Belle’s Journey with author Rob Bierregaard and illustrator Kate GarchinskyWhere: Willistown Conservation Trust, Rushton Woods, Willistown PA Celebrating the release of Belle’s Journey: An Osprey Takes Flight Book Reading, Art

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11/2/17 Red Fox Book Talk at the DVOC/Academy of Natural Sciences

Kate/ October 30, 2017/ events, news

Hosted by Kate Garchinsky Author/Illustrator and DVOC – The Delaware Valley Ornithological Club When: Thursday, November 2, 2017 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Where: The Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting Room 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 Peer into the secret life of a local illustrator of children’s nature

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New! A PenguinArt Pack o’ Stickers

Kate/ July 31, 2017/ blog, news

Hey birds! My wizard brother Ryan Garchinsky and I have teamed up to create our first pack of PenguinArt stickers for iTunes, now available for FREE in the App Store.  This is just the beginning. I have lots more to do. Penguins, flamingos, pigeons, turkeys, foxes, and bats! But

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