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I recently read Images and Idols—Creativity for the Christian Life by Thomas J. Terry & J. Ryan Lister. It was published by Moody Publishers in 2018. This is a very small book filled with very big ideas. It gave me much to contemplate and… Continue Reading “Creativity”

Early Chapter Books

My writing friend, Nancy I. Sanders, challenged me to find a new subject for my picture books. She said it should be something that excites me; something that might excite editors and current market readers; something that can be tied to school curricula in… Continue Reading “Early Chapter Books”

Coloring Pages

Read, Dream, and Share With These New Coloring Pages from the Children’s Book Council and Every Child A Reader. Inspired by this year’s Children’s Book Week theme Read. Dream. Share., these coloring pages can be enjoyed by kids and adults of all ages. Feel… Continue Reading “Coloring Pages”

Kid’s activities

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators has created SCBWI CONNECTS for kids, parents, teachers, and caregivers. E-books, games, activities, coloring pages, puzzles, audiobooks, art lessons, and more. All FREE for you! Enjoy. Over 300 remote learning resources for students, parents and educatorsby… Continue Reading “Kid’s activities”

NF 2019 Picture Books

In 2020 I’ve read a few dozen “lists” of the best picture books of 2019. Instead of making my own list I decided to give you a peek into some of these 2019 picture books so you can decide for yourself. Whether you are… Continue Reading “NF 2019 Picture Books”

Fall Picture Books

Four Seasons Make a Year by Anne Rockwell The Reasons for the Seasons by Gail Gibbons Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro Fall Leaves Colorful and… Continue Reading “Fall Picture Books”

Children’s Poetry

Your local library is a lovely place to find these books of poems for children. Please pay them a visit. Cracks in the Sidewalk by Crystal Bowman A Spider Bought a Bicycle chosen by Michael Rosen Lemonade Sun by Rebecca Kai Dotlich In the… Continue Reading “Children’s Poetry”

If the S in Moose Comes Loose

Another 2018 picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. Hilarious! If the S in Moose Comes Loose written by Peter Hermann and illustrated by Matthew Cordell is stunningly hilarious. Judging from their short bios both the author and the illustrator are hilarious themselves. Go-figger!… Continue Reading “If the S in Moose Comes Loose”

Picture Book Women’s History Month-Mary Shelley

A picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall featuring a 2018 picture book about a woman making history! Happy Women’s History Month! She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein was written by Lynn Fulton and illustrated by Felicita Sala. It was published… Continue Reading “Picture Book Women’s History Month-Mary Shelley”

Picture Book for Women’s History Month-Libba

A picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall featuring a 2018 picture book about a woman making history! Happy Women’s History Month! Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotton is a nonfiction picture book written by Laura Veirs and illustrated by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh.… Continue Reading “Picture Book for Women’s History Month-Libba”

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