The Picture Book Buzz

April 5, 2019

Every action has a predictable reaction, right? Eat spaghetti with gusto and you will likely end up wearing red splotches. Try a new sport/activity and you will likely fall and/or collect a few bruises. Lean back and stick out your feet while swinging, and you'll feel like you're flying.


January 25, 2019

Who hasn't played dress-up as a child? I remember hours spent imagining I was someone else, somewhere else. Whether it involved putting on performances for family, creating elaborate adventures with my siblings, or just trying on roles. As a parent, I created many outfits, incliding an Ew...

January 20, 2019

Okay, so it's not Friday. But, I accepted my daughter's request to "play hooky" and went skiing. Unfortunately, that meant this post didn't get done when I wanted. But I discovered, it wasn't the end of the world. Since I fell in love with this book, and I think you will all love it too,...

November 30, 2018

Ever make a mistake, one you really wish you could undo? Do you ever just worry about making mistakes? Or been paralyzed by the fear of doing the wrong thing? 

Good news! We don't need a doctor, I can diagnose this one - you're human.

Better news - everyone, even superheroes have this probl...

June 29, 2018

Review of humorous picture book about Mr. Mole's convoluted adventure to find his way back home.

November 17, 2017

First, congratulations are in order. The winner of the signed Finn Finds a Friend is:

Julie Rowan-Zoch

Sometimes when you least expect it, you find exactly what you're looking for. I know there have been times when, searching for something, I swear I looked in the exact spot minutes ago whe...

September 29, 2017

How come fairy tale characters are so naive? But what if they weren't? Wouldn't it be more interesting if they were more realistic, even maybe a little snarky? In re-imagining this fairy tale, Josh Funk creates an amazing fractured fairy tale that breaks the fourth wall. Envisioning Jack...

September 1, 2017

Beware! Pastas are on the loose and playing at an island near you! With amazing harmony, Miranda Paul and Javier Joaquin cook up the most delicious story of sentient pasta, which get caught in a few sticky situations. 

The Great Pasta Escape

Author: Miranda Paul

Illustrator: Javier Joaq...

August 28, 2017

Today I have the enormous pleasure to host Miranda Paul. I have admired her writing and books since she first published One Plastic Bag. And thanks to the generosity of little bee books, there are four books to be given away (details below).

Miranda, Thank-you so much for stopping by to ta...

July 21, 2017

Strolling through the bookstore, looking for a mentor text for a critique partner, I glanced up and saw this cover. The face of the girl and the tortoise immediately captured my attention. Then I was teased by the extra four pages, of a girl balancing on rocks, before getting to the copyr...

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