Category: Authors

Picture Book Review—Wide Awake Bear

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Pat Zietlow Miller’s Wide Awake Bear is illustrated beautifully by Jean Kim. It was published in 2018 by Harper Collins Publishers. Baby Bear Elliot and his mama snuggle in for their winter-long nap. But only a…

Picture Book Review – Starry Safari

Starry Safari was written by Linda Ashman and Illustrated by Jeff Mack. It was published in 2005 by Harcourt Books. In fewer than 200 words Ashman tells us a cute story of a young child going on a safari in his bright red jeep…

Picture Book Review – Puddles!!!

A Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Puddles!!! is a cute picture book written and illustrated by Kevan Atteberry, and published by Katherine Tegen Books of Harper-Collins Publishers in 2016. Because Atteberry is a gifted illustrator this little book succeeds with very sparse…

Online Resources for Writers–Picture Book Builders

Picture Book Builders is a blog about picture books. It features reviews of picture books by authors of picture books.  Whether you are a writer of picture book manuscripts, or a parent or teacher looking for great picture books to share with the children…

Books for Writers-Writing Irresistible Kidlit

A Review by Jean Matthew Hall of Writing Irresistible Kidlit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers by Mary Kole. Writing Irresistible Kidlit is a Writer’s Digest book. It was published in 2012. I write picture books because…

BIRDS by Kevin Henke

Laura Dronzek again illustrates Kevin Henke’s picture book BIRDS. Greenwillow Press published it in 2009. Henke’s illustrations are usually soft and pastel—almost like chalk paintings. Dronzek’s illustrations for this book are deep and rich, even if the colors are pastel. I know NOTHING about…

Online Courses for Christian Writers

Online Courses for Christian Writers by Jean Matthew Hall Writers can find thousands of online courses to improve their skills. Today I’m directing you to two online sources for continuing education for those who write from a Christian worldview. Serious Writer Academy was started by…

Picture Book Author Carol Boston Weatherford

Overview of author Carol Boston Weatherford by Jean Matthew Hall You can leave a comment for Jean by clicking on “Leave A Comment” in the left sidebar. Over the next few weeks we’ll be looking at a few of Carol Boston Weatherford’s picture books….

KidLit TV – A Curiously Entertaining Place for Children’s Writers & Illustrators

Writers, illustrators, teachers, librarians, parents, kids—anyone who loves children’s literature will find something fun and interesting on KidLit TV. If you are a visual learner (Aren’t most of us?) KidLit TV is the place for you. Pretty much everything on the site is presented…

Picture Book Review-Just Teenie by Susan Meddaugh

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall You can leave a comment by clicking on “Leave a Comment” at the bottom of the list in the left sidebar.  This is my last review of Susan Meddaugh’s books for a while. Click here for…

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