Category: Non Fiction

Picture Book Review-Seashells, Crabs and Sea Stars

Another picture book (almost) review by Jean Matthew Hall Seashells, Crabs and Sea Stars is a nonfiction picture book plus more.  It was written by Christiane Kump Tibbits and illustrated by Linda Garrow. It was published by Northwords Press in 1996. Sadly Northwords Press…

Picture Book Review (Nonfiction) The Inventor’s Secret

A Nonfiction Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall The Inventor’s Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford is an interesting and engaging nonfiction picture book written by Suzanne Slade, and illustrated (smashingly!) by Jennifer Black Reinhardt. It was published by Charlesbridge in 2015….

2018 Books on Christian Parenting

This list comes from an article in Publisher’s Weekly dated January 24, 2018. “Publishers Offer Parents Guidance In Challenging Times” was written by Ann Byle. Read the entire article here. So, watch for these titles to hit the shelves at various times in 2018,…

Parenting Your Powerful Child Part 3 of 3

Bits of wisdom from Parenting Your Powerful Child: Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles by Dr. Kevin Leman. Proverbs 9:10 (HCSB) “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” From pages 256-257…

Parenting Your Powerful Child Part 2 of 3

Bits of wisdom from Parenting Your Powerful Child: Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles by Dr. Kevin Leman. “Every family has a powerful child…or two. Some are easy to pick out— you can hear them from way down the block. Others you may…

Parenting Your Powerful Child Part 1 of 3

Bits of wisdom from Parenting Your Powerful Child: Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles by Dr. Kevin Leman. Excerpted by Jean Matthew Hall. “Every family has a powerful child…or two. Some are easy to pick out— you can hear them from way down the…

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….

Review-Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story

A Review by Jean Matthew Hall of STEERINIG THE CRAFT: A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY GUIDE TO SAILING THE SEA OF STORY by Ursula K. LeGuin Dear Writers, If the beauty of language thrills you; If you love weaving words, sounds and silences as they move…

Books for Writers – Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers

Another Book for Writers – Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers At the Ohio Christian Writers Conference I purchased the little book Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers by Edie Melson. I’m already making use of Melson’s suggestions in my…

Primary Sources for Your Nonfiction Picture Book

By Sandman, the writing buddy of Nancy I. Sanders   Everyone wants primary sources in their nonfiction. Primary sources are especially important if you’re researching a historical or biographical picture book. What’s a cat gonna’ do? I tried hiding in a bag and never…

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