The Picture Book Buzz

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...

July 5, 2019

I was so intrigued by this cover and the unsusual title, when I first saw it's announcement, I couldn't wait to read it.

It is a perfect book for the beginning (and all too soon ending) of summer and all the changes that these moments bring. Friends gone on vacation or moving away, ne...

July 1, 2019

Although many of you think may think you know about her, I like to introduce you to the award-winning Cori Doerrfeld.

She lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband and two children. She received her undergrad degree in Studio Art from St. Olaf College and her Post Baccalaureate from the M...

June 19, 2019

I love finding new books to love and exciting authors and illustrators to get to know and follow. 

Today, you're all in for an amazing treat! Ioana Hobai, author of Lena's Slippers (#PPBF review here), is not only sharing with us some "behind the scenes" information about herself and her t...

June 18, 2019

Sorry folks. Due to technical difficulties, this post was a bit delayed. But, better late than never, right? I am so fortunate to call today's guest a friend.

Kevan Atteberry is an illustrator/writer living in the Seattle area. He has been drawing since he was knee-high to a crayon. He ha...

May 31, 2019

Can you ever get too much of a good thing? Do all wishes necessarily turn out badly in the end? Is there always a price to be paid for "magic"?

Even though it's hard to imagine ever getting sick of chocolate (or gelato), I suppose if I ate it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner EVERY day, it...

May 27, 2019

This week, I have a very special treat for you. The author/illustrator and cartoonist Liam Francis Walsh has stopped by. He is “an award-winning cartoonist, author, and illustrator, originally from northern Wisconsin. He grew up on a dairy farm with lots of siblings and books and a pet cr...

May 13, 2019

John Hare spent his youth in Kansas drawing comic strips about snakes, making spoof yearbooks to entertain his friends, and writing stories about a crime-fighting crocodile. After working as an art director and graphic designer, he picked up a brush and painted a scene for his son's nurse...

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