The Picture Book Buzz

February 14, 2020

Science can be so fun. Especially when presented in an engaging manner. The science classes I remember best as a kid involved excited teachers, and interestingly - extra credit art. The ones presented in monotones, with dull class books (looking at you chemistry), held little interest and...

February 10, 2020

My books actively encourage children to question

HOW they know what they know.

~ Ellie Peterson

Ellie Peterson is a picture book author, illustrator, and science educator living in the Seattle area. In fact, she taught my daughter sixth grade science. I know, small world, right? Ellie's book...

January 3, 2020

Sneak Peek!

Have I got a special #PPBF post for you all today. Elizabeth is letting me give you all an early glimpse of her newest picture book. It is so adorable; I am sure it will be hard to wait for the release on January 7th. You might just have to pre-orer it. 

Although this appea...

December 30, 2019

Wow 2020 snuck up on me! I blinked and suddenly I'm posting interviews and prepping #PPBF reviews for the new year. Wasn't it just Christmas?

Well, I have the perfect interview and absolutely darling book to ease you all into 2020. My good friend Elizabeth Stanton is starting the year off...

November 8, 2019

Did you ever pretend, by yourself or with siblings or friends, that you (or they) were the dog, cat, horse, or other pet you desperately wanted? I can remember my siblings and I having many exciting afternoons pretending to gallop around, as if on horses, or "train" each other to do an ob...

November 4, 2019

Wow! It's amazing to think that I just started blogging in September of 2016. It has been both an honor and great fun getting to know so many authors and illustrators. And a pleasure helping spread the news about some amazing books.

But let's get to why you're really here - Mike Boldt...

September 13, 2019

It's interesting how perspective changes things. Those paper brick building blocks that seemed gigantic when you're a two-year-old and that English sheepdog that was the size of a bear are all a lot smaller when you look at them as an adult. And a simple stick can be a plant support to a...

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 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...

July 9, 2019

Due to technical issues, this is going to be a busy week for posts. But I was so excited when Katy Hudson agreed to an interview. I have loved her picture books, since I discovered Too Many Carrots three years ago

Katy was raised in Middlesbrough, UK and started her Illustration career a...

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