The Picture Book Buzz

October 31, 2017

I have so enjoyed reading all the 100-word stories that our community has created. What an amazingly, talented group of writers and poets.

I just couldn't resist putting in another entry. I had been working on this one first. But it refused to shape up. And it refused to leave me alone. So...

October 30, 2017

I love book launches! Not only do I get to meet fellow authors, but they are usually held in one of the happiest places on earth - bookstores. Last week, I had the privilege to hear Lisa Mantchev read her newest picture book - Someday, Narwhal

Her debut picture book - Strictly No El...

October 29, 2017

WOW! my 100th blog post is an entry into Susanna Hill's 100-word writing contest. What are the odds of that! 

Susanna Leonard Hill, is encouraging writers to practice their craft, while participating (playing) in a fun contest - her 7th Annual Halloweensie Contest.

There is still time to jo...

October 27, 2017

This Friday, #PPBF is on hiatus for the next two weeks, while Susanna Hill's 7th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest is underway. Give it a try and write a 100-word Halloween story. Check out the guidelines here. If not, be sure to read the entries on Susanna's blog startin...

October 24, 2017

First things first - congratulations to the winner of an autographed copy of LiNES by Sarvinder Naberhaus:

Sherrie Choong

Growing up an Army brat, I developed a bit of wanderlust. When I moved to the Pacific Northwest (for college), I fell in love with the area and have stayed here ever sin...

October 23, 2017

Once again I've "broken ranks."  :-)  But check out my review on Friday of The Nutcracker Mice and you will understand why.  If you are wondering if I have a penchant for mice, winter, and or Christmas, you may be right. Or maybe, this is just the time of year these books are being r...

October 20, 2017

Due to technical difficulties, this interview didn't get posted on Monday. But I think you will enjoy getting to know a little about M.E. Furman and some backstory to A World of Cookies for Santa, so I won't delay posting! Be sure to check out the #PPBF review today as well.

M.E. Furman wa...

October 20, 2017

As the weather chills & and the holidays loom, is it too early to think about Christmas?

No way! 

Not when you see this beautiful debut picture book, which both delights and educates. M.E. Furman and Susan Gal's collaboration has created a gorgeous story that will yield visual and edible tr...

October 19, 2017

As a parent and Girl Scout Troop leader, I appreciate books that encourage kids to get outside. I remember hours of fun running, climbing, playing, and imagining as a child. It makes me smile to watch children explore, imagine, create, and play outside. 

Seaso...

October 17, 2017

Having discovered a number of wonderful Board Books, that don't really fit within #PPBF, but which definitely deserve to be highlighted, I decided to give them their own day. #BBT.

To start this off,

  

LiNES

Author: Sarvinder Naberhaus

Illustrator: Melinda Beck

Publisher: Little Simon (S...

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