The Picture Book Buzz

January 31, 2020

Every once in a while you come across a story too fantastical to be true. If you found it when cruising the internet, there's a good chance that it could be hoax. The modern-day equivalent of the tall tale told around the table or campfire.

So, when I heard of a story about a baboon t...

January 28, 2020

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 (1/31/20) is in its 7th year! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the spotlight on all of the multicultural books and authors on the market...

January 27, 2020

I feel my stories advocate for unheard voices

whose lives may not have been inherently spectacular,

but nevertheless made a mark on history.   ~ KT Johnston

I'd like to introduce you to an exciting debut author. KT Johnston writes historical narrative nonfiction. KT's interest in the pa...

January 24, 2020

Thinking back to the few shows that my mother allowed us to watch as young kids, I remember Sesame Street - especially the mysterious Mr. Snuffleupagus that none of the adults could see. The Electric Company & School House Rock - I still remember the songs for Conjunction Junction & I 'm...

January 20, 2020

I have loved books for as long as I can remember.

Picture books, poetry, chapter books, series. I love them all.

Books nourish my soul.   ~ Laura Renauld

Prior to becoming a children’s writer, Laura Renauld shared her love of books with her third-grade students. After experiencing first...

January 17, 2020

Life is full of surprises and wonderful coincidences. Sometimes, you're in the right place at just the right time. When Vivian Kirkfield stumbled across a photograph of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe animatedly talking, she was captivated and curious. So, she dug into their history....

January 15, 2020

Today I have the pleasure to introduce you to four authors from the STEAM Team 2020 - who joined together to celebrate and help promote their books releasing this year. I do hope you enjoy this peek at some great books and fascinating creatives.

"STEAM Team 2020 is a group of authors...

January 13, 2020

Magic Happens When You Make Every Word Count.

I love interviewing authors and illustrators. Especially when the author is a dear friend. Today, I get the privilege to spend some time with one of my best kidlit friends - Vivian Kirkfield.

Vivian is an amazing cheerleader and supporter of all...

January 10, 2020

The civil rights movement is more than a few notable named and studied individuals. It's a societal uprising by blacks and whites, young and old against unfair and unjust, mean and arbitrary rules. Though many of the participants remain unknown and unsung, this Spring a couple of picture...

January 8, 2020

Monday, I was honored to talk with Floyd Cooper, the illustrator of A Ride To Remember: A Civil Rights Story. Today, I get to chat with the amazing duo who wrote the book. And boy are you in for a treat!

Sharon Langley is an author, playwright, and voice actor who lives in Los Angeles. Her...

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