Raymond writes stories and poetry for younger readers
Momoko is here to make the world a better place. One ogre at a time.
A quirky adventure inspired by Japan’s Peach Boy folk tale.
Pajama Press, 2014
2014 Toronto Public Library “First & Best” List
“…this story has a satisfying ring and a tasty ending. A winningly good-natured version of a familiar favorite.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Nakamura’s playful twists on gender tropes combined with Bender’s outstanding visuals make this a fun and important book for boys and girls alike.”—Quill & Quire
“As Momoko likes to say whenever she is pleased, this book is “Peachy!” in all its lush, juicy goodness.”—National Reading Campaign
“feisty Momoko is a truth-seeking explorer who doesn’t let gossip…deter her from having fabulous experiences…Momoko is surely a 21st-century original hero with epic potential.”—Smithsonian BookDragon
And the Crowd Goes Wild!
An anthology of sport poems for younger readers, with fifty poets from ten different countries, including me! My poem is about a goalie trying to make a save.
Friesen Press, 2012