The Picture Book Buzz

August 23, 2019

Unfortunately, more and more children are affected by homelessness. Having seen the effects and emotions surrounding this circumstance, while she worked as a child abuse and neglect investigator, Erin Gunti set out to create a book that was "sensitive, informative, and non-threatening." A...

August 19, 2019

Erin Gunti is an award-winning poet, author of middle grade, young adult and children’s literature, and #TeenPit Mentor. An avid reader, she lives with her husband and two sons in Buford, GA. When she’s not reading or writing, you will find her wearing her invisible Supermom cape, flying...

August 16, 2019

It's probably horrible to admit, but I have never read Ramona. She just never appealed to me. But the Mouse and the Motorcycle, and Runaway Ralph, I devoured these books. I'm not sure that I would say I saw myself in these books; I am not a mouse nor have I any interest in having one as a...

August 14, 2019

There are so many "first day of school" picture books. I know some of my favorites have been the more unusual ones, such as: Be A Friend (A mime's POV), School's First Day of School (the school's POV); First Day Jitters (the teacher's POV); and The Day You Begin (new kid in school/im...

August 13, 2019

I hope that joy and pleasure
are found in the words I write

and the pictures I make."  ~ Jonathan Voss

Jonathan's debut as an illustrator was with Sally M. Walker’s, Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh, in 2015. And his author/illustrator debut,...

August 12, 2019

I hope everyone embraces the joy of reading.

~ Vicki Conrad

Vicki Conrad is a teacher with a passion for literacy development and getting students to love reading just as much as she did as a child. Growing up, she was always found with a book in her hand and has stayed that way ever since....

August 9, 2019

It's so easy, even for the most outgoing person, to occasionally feel invisible. Like no one sees them. Tough enough when you're an adult, excruciating when you're a child. With no freedom or ability to change your circumstances. It can be as simple as never having the ball passed to you...

August 7, 2019

I hope you all see Jerry.

Remember to – "See what others don’t see.

See what others choose not to see."

                                            ~ Adam Wallace, quoting Patch Ada...

August 5, 2019

I love being able to make something

that moves,

inspires, brings joy

and wonder to someone else ~ Giuseppe Poli

Today, I'd like to introduce you to a very special author/illustrator from Australia, who I'm honored to call a friend.

From a very young age, Giuseppe Poli loved solving prob...

August 3, 2019

I had already planned to review At The End of Holyrood Lane for this week's #PPBF. But when I read Dimity Powell and Andrew Plant's Pippa, which released Thursday, I couldn't resist writing another review.

It's that time of year, parents are getting their kids ready for college. For many i...

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