The Picture Book Buzz

October 29, 2018

I get the distinct pleasure to interview the amazing  Tammi Sauer this week!

For any of you unfamiliar with her, Tammi Sauer is a full time author who presents at schools and conferences across the nation. She has 25 published picture books with major publishing houses including HarperColl...

October 28, 2018

Susanna Leonard Hill, is encouraging writers to practice their craft, while participating (playing) in a fun contest - her 8th Annual Halloweensie Contest.

There is still time to join the fun. Post your story on your blog between now and Wednesday October 31st by 11:59 PM EDT. Then add you...

October 26, 2018

One thing I love about Christmas is the feeling of friendship and goodwill that often permeates the holiday. It's so universal, it can even pause a world war.

Okay, I agree that the Christmas hype, currently erupting in every store, seems to get earlier and earlier every year. It's barely...

October 23, 2018

A year ago, I had the pleasure to interview Annie Silvestro. This year, she released a beautiful book about Christmas, trains, and friendship from the point of view of a little pine tree. I have the pleasure of talking with her a bit about this new book and writing.

For some basic informat...

October 19, 2018

Here it is, the review you've been waiting for all week. Heidi Stemple's amazing nonfiction story of how Frank Chapman turned his love of birds into the creation of the Audubon Magazine and a world-wide, citizen science event that resulted in counting 56,139,812 birds in 2016!

When I first...

October 15, 2018

Have I got an amazing treat for you this week! I am joined by the funny, talented, and generous Heidi Stemple. 

If for some reason, you know don't who Heidi Stemple is. Heidi has co-authored 28 or so books with her mother - who is none other than the amazing Jane Yolen. She has a...

October 12, 2018

I can guarantee you that wondering through the library or bookstore, which is a favorite past-time of mine, I would not have gravitated to this book. Ever since I snuck peeks down the hall at The Blob as a small child and my college boyfriend insisted on showing me a Freddy Krueger movie,...

October 8, 2018

You probably know this author from her recent picture book Daddy Depot (Feiwel & Friends, 2017). But did you know Chana has written 23 non-fiction books for kids and over 95 magazine articles? She’s also been an editor for Scholastic’s Science World magazine and taught a year-long Writing...

October 5, 2018

Part of my family immigrated from Lebanon. While I've personally never been a true immigrant, my father was in the Amy. We moved every couple of years. Sometimes it felt ( as a small child) like moving to another country. There were major differences between the speech and traditions of t...

October 1, 2018

Today, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Lindsay Bonilla. Her newest picture book, Polar Bear Island, releases tomorrow, October 2nd.

After Lindsay Bonilla toured Spain and Portugal teaching ESL, she told stories to school children in Haiti and Ghana, taught workshops to youth past...

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