Children's books

A Tisket A Tasket, Books for your Easter Basket!

Originally posted on Picture Book Playlist:
Pssst! If you see the Easter Bunny remind him to put a few books in his gift baskets! Children will no doubt gobble up these sweet spring picture books like candy! Click on the book covers of these new hits and oldies but goodies for more information or to…

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Balloon Trees Has a Birthday

Ever wonder how a balloon is made?

Children's books

Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey plus Author Interview

★ “A stellar biography, as creepy and fun as its subject.” —Kirkus, STARRED review I’ve been a big fan of Edward Gorey for ages. His creepy, creative prose and eccentric style appeals to me. So when I heard there was going to be a children’s book on the biography of this brilliant man, I couldn’t…… Continue reading Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey plus Author Interview

Tips for Writing

Pixar’s 22 Rules for Storytelling

Storytelling (and writing picture books) is an art and is complex in it’s seemingly simplicity. So, who better to learn from than Pixar? Read and start implementing these tips to turn your good writing into great writing. Number 7 and 12 are big for me—knowing the ending before I start writing a new story helps…… Continue reading Pixar’s 22 Rules for Storytelling

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Daddies Do: “A Rhyming Ode to all things Daddy.”

Picture book review of Daddies Do by Lezlie Evans and Elisa Ferro.

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Happy Golden Book Birthday, The Colors of Winter!

Book Review: The Colors of Winter

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5 Reasons to Read Neema’s Reason to Smile

Picture book review: Neema’s Reason to Smile

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Feeling the Summer Heat? This Book is Way Cool!

Picture Book reviews of Arctic White by Danna Smith and Lee White.


AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL with Debut Picture Book Author Linda Whalen

Originally posted on Laura Sassi Tales:
? This summer I’ve been celebrating the release of brand new kids’ books with special guest posts and author/illustrator interviews.  Today, I’m delighted to have debut picture book author Linda Whalen as my guest.  Illustrated by Jennifer Morris, Linda’s book LITTLE RED ROLLS AWAY (Sleeping Bear Press) piqued my…

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Help Little Readers Celebrate the Moon Landing!

50 years ago, two human beings walked on the moon for the very first time. Help your little readers celebrate the anniversary of this remarkable event in history with two Little Golden Books that are out of this world!   Rocket-bye, Baby, up to the moon. Nighttime is falling; sleep will come soon. We’ll climb…… Continue reading Help Little Readers Celebrate the Moon Landing!