The Picture Book Buzz

April 3, 2020

As promised, here's a sneak peek at June Smalls' book, which releases May 26th.

Knowing how much I love animals and nature; it is probably no surprise that I immediately fell in love with this cover when the book was announced. The power, grace, and emotion of the elephant matriarch is pal...

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 18, 2020

Most recently, I have taken up aerial silks

and you can find me flying through the air at my local circus gym.

~ Lisa Robinson

Lisa is a psychiatrist who works with children, teens, and adults and a children's book author. She has an MFA in Creative Writing for Young People from Lesley Unive...

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...

February 21, 2020

It is both an important acknowledgement and a horror that the International Olympic Committee created a Refugee Olympic Team in 2015 for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

A special opportunity to acknowledge the athletes and their commitment to training and striving to be their best, despite...

February 17, 2020

Last spring, I had the opportunity and pleasure to meet Julie Abery in person and hang out with her in Bologna, Italy. She is such a warm, welcoming, and talented person.

Julie is a former early years' teacher in the beautiful country of Switzerland, where she lives with her partner and th...

February 14, 2020

Science can be so fun. Especially when presented in an engaging manner. The science classes I remember best as a kid involved excited teachers, and interestingly - extra credit art. The ones presented in monotones, with dull class books (looking at you chemistry), held little interest and...

February 12, 2020

 Writing is mining.

It’s digging deep inside

for special memories, emotions, and meaning.

It’s burrowing into history for inspiring characters and moments

that change the course of events.

~ Beth Anderson

I am excited to bring you an extra special interview and look at a great nonfiction book t...

February 7, 2020

Boy nonfiction had changed over this past generation. I would have been in heaven, and you probably couldn't have pried me from the library, if books like Growing Up Gorilla: How a Zoo Baby Brought Her Family Together by Clare Hodgson Meeker, Giant Squid by Candace Fleming, illustrated by...

February 5, 2020

Today I have the pleasure to introduce you to three authors from the STEAM Team 2020. Two have books releasing in February. And one is giving us a sneak peek at a March release. I do hope you enjoy this look at some great books and fascinating creatives.

"STEAM Team 2020 is...