The Picture Book Buzz

March 18, 2020

Most recently, I have taken up aerial silks

and you can find me flying through the air at my local circus gym.

~ Lisa Robinson

Lisa is a psychiatrist who works with children, teens, and adults and a children's book author. She has an MFA in Creative Writing for Young People from Lesley Unive...

June 30, 2017

Sometimes, the littlest things spark memories. Looking at the illustrations in this book took me back to my honeymoon in Italy. My husband and  Ispent a day wandering and admiring art throughout Florence. I distinctly remember many of the statutes, especially David, which Barbara includes...

June 16, 2017

In the wake of the political and social climate that are country is currently experiencing, it is increasingly important that we come together as a nation. That we welcome and accept the differences that our "melting pot" heritage offers us. We're supposed to be "one nation under God, ind...

June 5, 2017

This week, I am interviewing an author who, jointly with her husband, wrote a wonderful book on the history of Mount Rainier's Inns and Lodges. It releases tomorrow, just in time for Father's Day. This creation was more than merely an endeavor started from a curiosity about images around...

May 29, 2017

Today, I have the privilege of talking with Melissa Stoller. Her debut chapter book The Enchanted Snow Globe: Return to Coney Island releases on July 25th. Her debut Picture Book Olive's Magic Paintbrush is due in March 2018 and #2 the Snow Globe series is due out in the Spring of 2018.


January 25, 2017

I am participating in the Multicultural Children's Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) and joining numerous reviewers in highlighting books which celebrate diversity.  The copy of this book, sent me from Second Story Press, for purposes of this review, will be donated to a classroom in...

October 14, 2016

It's amazing how a few lumps of coal get someone in so much trouble? A depression era story of a young Robin Hood.                The Coal Thief Written by Alan

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