The Picture Book Buzz

November 30, 2018

Ever make a mistake, one you really wish you could undo? Do you ever just worry about making mistakes? Or been paralyzed by the fear of doing the wrong thing? 

Good news! We don't need a doctor, I can diagnose this one - you're human.

Better news - everyone, even superheroes have this probl...

November 27, 2018

Today is #Giving Tuesday.

Earlier this year, I helped establish the Stuart Kirkfield Scholarship, to support writers and illustrators wishing to attend retreats at the Highlights Foundation.

So many within the writing community, family, and friends of Vivian Kirkfield contributed that we w...

November 26, 2018

You might mistake my next guest for a superhero.

Because even without a cape or laser vision, she's able to channel super powers to help her conquer bad days and handle mistakes. Based out of Toronto, Canada, Shelly Becker gives us a glimpse into how she harnesses this super power (along w...

November 23, 2018

I enjoy learning about new or little known aspects of history. I've known about Ben Franklin, his inventions, and the role he played in the American revolution. But I had not previously known about his attempts to create a new alphabet. And like so many others, I can't count the number of...

November 19, 2018

As a rare treat, I have a dual interview with the author and illustrator of the nonfiction picture book An Inconvenient Alphabet: Ben Franklin & Noah Webster's Spelling Revolution, whichreleased September 25th.

I've had the privilege to spend time with Beth at a retre...

November 16, 2018

As the seasons change, the days get shorter and darker. We all start getting ready for winter. Animals and humans alike. Preparing the garden, stock piling supplies, getting ready for snow, and shopping for the holidays. 

I found the perfect picture book to welcome in winter. One you'...

November 13, 2018

Today is Little Fox in the Snow's book birthday!

To help celebrate, I have a special treat for you. An interview with the illustrator, Daniel Miyares. [If you missed it, I interviewed the author Jonathan London, yesterday (here).] 

Daniel Miyares grew up in the foothills of Sout...

November 12, 2018

I get the pleasure of bringing you an interview with the prolific and talented Jonathan London. Jonathan is the author of over 100 picture books for children, many of them about wildlife. I suspect many of you know his picture book, Pup the Sea Otter. His most recent picture book, Little...

November 9, 2018

What an emotionally caustic environment our country has become. It seems that there is one tragedy after another. A sad place to be raising children! I wish I could say that the mid-terms solved everything. While it may not change the minds of the tiny, powerful minority, it reaffirmed fo...

November 5, 2018

Today I get the privilege to bring you an interview with author/ illustrator Suzanne Bloom. 

Suzanne claims “I come from cowboys and I come from Queens.” You’ll have to check out her website to figure out that riddle (and a few others on her “about me” page). Suzanne is the illustrator of...

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