The Picture Book Buzz

September 28, 2018

What a world it would be if we never had to teach a child how to deal with bullying or how to help another who is being bullied. But, as that is not reality unfortunately, it is important for kids to see/read about characters in books dealing with a bully. While the actual strategies in t...

September 24, 2018

I imagine most of you know my next guest - Hannah Holt. I had the privilege of getting to know Hannah over the past few years at the NESCBWI and SCBWI Oregon conferences. She is gracious, encouraging, and wicked smart.

But for any of you who don't know her, Hannah is a children’s author wi...

September 21, 2018

In a climate where kindness to others and nature is needed with increasing urgency comes a cute book that draws on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and reminds me a bit of The Secret Garden and A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett.  

Using a sharp di...

September 17, 2018

Henry Herz has taken a moment out of his busy fall schedule to pop back in and talk with me. If you missed our first interview on July 30, 2017, check out Henry Hertz's basic bio facts and discussion of his earlier book Cap'n Rex & His Clever Crewhere.   

So the big news i...

September 14, 2018

I adore Christmas, decorating trees, and baking cookies. I know, I know it isn't even October yet. I suppose it IS a bit early to talk about Christmas. Guess we've got to deal with the ghouls first. 

However, I hope you'll forgive my brief foray toward the holidays...

September 10, 2018

Today, I get the privilege to bring you an interview with a remarkable woman - Nancy Churnin. She writes beautiful nonfiction picture book biographies on little known individuals or those with little known stories.

In addition, Nancy has an amazing feature on her websi...

September 7, 2018

Last week I did a post on some of my favorite unique friendship books (here). One of the books, We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins, ties nicely into Suzanne's back to school theme. And thinking about a post for this week, I realized that I had missed (it was hiding under a pile o...

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