The Picture Book Buzz

August 28, 2017

Today I have the enormous pleasure to host Miranda Paul. I have admired her writing and books since she first published One Plastic Bag. And thanks to the generosity of little bee books, there are four books to be given away (details below).

Miranda, Thank-you so much for stopping by to ta...

August 21, 2017

Let's start with a bit of good news. The winner of  APPLESAUCE DAY by Lisa Amstutz is:

Linda Hofke

Now onto today's post. I was privileged to meet my next guest at a retreat last summer. In addition to providing amazing critiques, he shared with the group his journey, unique illustration s...

August 18, 2017

Growing up an army brat, my family moved a lot. When we finally settled in Washington State, I can remember my mother diving into food preservation. We canned pounds of fruit, made applesauce, picked and froze fresh vegetables, and made tons of pies. I fell in love with the cover of this...

August 13, 2017

First, a minor bit of housekeeping. The winner of TEA WITH OLIVER is:

 Judy Sobanski

Some of my fondest memories revolve around time spent with my mother and grandmother in the kitchen canning fruits and making applesauce. Later I discovered the joy of freezer jam and spent many years filli...

August 11, 2017

Starting up a new friendship can be a struggle. An overture of friendship can be mistaken, seen as aloof (if you're an introvert) or overly aggressive (if an extrovert).  But, when you take the time to listen and accept the differences in others, you make some amazing friendships....

August 7, 2017

Today, I get the privilege to talk with an illustrator/author who debuted as a picture book illustrator for two books which came earlier this year and is now welcoming her own debut picture book Tea with Oliver which releases TOMORROW - August 8th.


Mika, Thank-you for...

August 4, 2017

Who doesn't like dinosaurs? Or Pirates? What about Dinosaur Space Pirates? Too much . . . well then you'll be glad to know this book is just about Dinosaur Pirates.

Cap'n Rex & His Clever Crew

Author: Henry Herz

Illustrator: Benjamin Schipper

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books (2017)

Ages: 4...

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