The Picture Book Buzz

September 22, 2020

Ben Hatke is an artist, writer, and comics creator. He learned painting through studying the Italian Masters and by training at the Charles Cecil Studios in Florence. He lives and works in Front Royal, Virginia with his lovely wife and growing family. Ben loves swords and whistles and jug...

September 18, 2020

Monday I had the privilege of interviewing seven of the poets featured in Lee Bennet Hopkin's most recent picture book anthology - Night Wishes. Today, I get to introduce you to this stunningly written and illustrated sweet bedtime book, full of wonder. 

Night Wishes

Editor: Lee Bennet Hopk...

September 16, 2020

Linda (Elovitz) Marshall has been an early childhood educator, studied Cultural Anthropology, owned her own bookstore, done freelance writing and ghost writing, and raised four children and a small flock of sheep. She’s the author of 16 books, 5 of which released this year. - Saving The C...

September 14, 2020

I get the honor to talk with seven of the poets who contributed to this stunning book of bedtime poetry about crafting their poems, working with Lee, and a little bit about themselves and what's coming next for each of them.

September 12, 2020

Nell Cross Beckerman grew up in California. She developed her love of beaches and animals, wandering the San Diego beaches with her biologist dad. Rachell Sumpt is a painter and illustrator living in Seattle, WA. Their debut picture book DOWN UNDER THE PIER released 4/7/20.

September 11, 2020

I was really excited to see this talented author/illustrator return with a school trip into the ocean. John's created a great splash with this second book. And I'm not the only one who thinks so, it's been named as a Junior Library Guild Selection. This inventive, gloriously i...

September 9, 2020

Today I have the pleasure to introduce you to four authors from the STEAM Team Books group with books releasing around September. I hope you enjoy this look at some great books and fascinating creatives.

September 8, 2020

As a contributing blogger on STEMTuesday, I helped create a middle grade booklist which Sue Heavenrich and I "hope will inspire our next generation of Space Explorers

September 7, 2020

John Hare spent his youth in Kansas drawing comic strips about snakes, making spoof yearbooks to entertain his friends, and writing stories about a crime-fighting crocodile.

September 4, 2020

Can you remember before Netflix? How about before most movies were on DVD ( or VHS)? Back when one watched whatever someone chose to air on TV, when they chose to air it.

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