The Picture Book Buzz

December 13, 2019

The holidays can be tough. While advancement and globalization has made the world smaller, at times it has made the world much larger. Chasing dreams across the country, or the world, can leave a person stranded during holidays that are traditionally family based. 

There have been man...

December 9, 2019

I work with words every day,

be it drafting, revising, making editorial changes,

copyediting, page proofing, or daydreaming the next project.

~ Lisa Mantchev

Lisa Mantchev is "a temporally displaced Capricorn who casts her spells from an ancient tree in the Pacific Northwest. When not scribbl...

November 3, 2017

I love when seemingly simple picture and board books offer the potential to teach a science lesson, open a world of understanding, or show us that we are not alone. 

In her interview on Monday, Lisa Mantchev stated "in Narwhal, the main character might be someone who has mobility...

October 30, 2017

I love book launches! Not only do I get to meet fellow authors, but they are usually held in one of the happiest places on earth - bookstores. Last week, I had the privilege to hear Lisa Mantchev read her newest picture book - Someday, Narwhal

Her debut picture book - Strictly No El...

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