The Picture Book Buzz

March 30, 2020

Writing and Illustrating is magic.

Don't forget you are making things appear

out of thin air.

~ June Smalls

June Smalls writes books that are funny, educational, odd, and entertaining. Living in Virginia with the Hubby, The Kid, and an ever-growing number of animals June writes whenever and w...

March 25, 2020

The Soaring 20’s High Flying Picture Book Debuts is a group of authors and illustrators hailing from California to New York (and Canada!), who’ve joined together to help promote their 2020 debut picture books.

Be sure to visit their website to “discover picture book talent on the rise.” Th...

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...

March 4, 2020

I write because I want all children to feel at home in a book.

I want them to smile, laugh, think, and question.

Most of all, I want them to celebrate the diverse world in which we live.

  ~ Valerie Bolling

Valerie Bolling has been an educator for over 25 years and a writer since age 4. She i...

March 2, 2020

I love talking with kids of all ages!

~ Maria Gianferrari

Maria Gianferrari is a picture book reading/writing, tea-drinking, dog-loving, birdwatching resident of Virginia who writes both fiction and nonfiction books.

A dog lover, she’s the author of five fiction picture books, including the ...

February 24, 2020

Born and raised in the Midwest, Amber Hendricks grew up reading everything she could get her hands on- including the morning cereal boxes. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Merchandising, with an emphasis on Visual Merchandising, from Northwest Missouri State University.

Amber has worn man...

February 17, 2020

Last spring, I had the opportunity and pleasure to meet Julie Abery in person and hang out with her in Bologna, Italy. She is such a warm, welcoming, and talented person.

Julie is a former early years' teacher in the beautiful country of Switzerland, where she lives with her partner and th...

February 12, 2020

 Writing is mining.

It’s digging deep inside

for special memories, emotions, and meaning.

It’s burrowing into history for inspiring characters and moments

that change the course of events.

~ Beth Anderson

I am excited to bring you an extra special interview and look at a great nonfiction book t...

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