The Picture Book Buzz

April 20, 2020

Caron Levis enjoys writing fiction and plays for children, teens, and adults. She is the author of several picture books including Mama's Work Shoes (2019, Abrams); Stop That Yawn! (2018, Athenuem); May I Have A Word? (2017, FSG/Macmillan); the award-winning Ida, Always (2016, Atheneum) -...

April 8, 2020


~ Lesléa Newman

Lesléa (pronounced “Lez-LEE-uh”) Newman was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up there and on Long Island. She now lives in western Massachusetts, and from 2008-2010 served as the poet laureate of Northampton, MA. Currently she teach...

March 30, 2020

Writing and Illustrating is magic.

Don't forget you are making things appear

out of thin air.

~ June Smalls

June Smalls writes books that are funny, educational, odd, and entertaining. Living in Virginia with the Hubby, The Kid, and an ever-growing number of animals June writes whenever and w...

March 27, 2020

I remember when our neighborhood was being built. My kids were little and one of our fun activities was go "peeking" and watch as the rough outlines became houses. We'd try to guess which rooms would be where. It was a lot of fun to see the wiring and plumbing that ordinarily hides behind...

March 25, 2020

The Soaring 20’s High Flying Picture Book Debuts is a group of authors and illustrators hailing from California to New York (and Canada!), who’ve joined together to help promote their 2020 debut picture books.

Be sure to visit their website to “discover picture book talent on the rise.” Th...

March 20, 2020

I sincerely doubt there is anyone alive (now or ever) who hasn't made some mistake, at some point in their lives. After all, as Alexander Pope said, "To err is human."

Take a moment and think of the last mistake you made. Was it a teeny-tiny oops, a very minor mistake that didn't affect th...

March 13, 2020

First, I'd like to announce

that the winner


Whoo-ku Haiku

by Maria Gianferrari.


David McMullin!

Now on to this week's #PPBF selection.

I absolutely fell in love with the creative geniuses of Margery Cuyler and Will Terry in Bonaparte Falls Apart. Where the most adorable little skeleton is...

March 11, 2020

Today I have the pleasure to introduce you to four authors from the STEAM Team 2020 - who joined together to celebrate and help promote their books releasing this year. I do hope you enjoy this peek at some great books and fascinating creatives.

"STEAM Team 2020 is a group of authors who h...

March 4, 2020

I write because I want all children to feel at home in a book.

I want them to smile, laugh, think, and question.

Most of all, I want them to celebrate the diverse world in which we live.

  ~ Valerie Bolling

Valerie Bolling has been an educator for over 25 years and a writer since age 4. She i...

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