Tag: Picture Books

Rhyming Picture Books The Write Way

Rhyming Picture Books The Write Way by Laura Purdie Salas and Lisa Bullard is the second book in the Children’s Writer Insider Guides that I have read. It follows the same short and sweet format as Picture Books The Write Way. I like that.… Continue Reading “Rhyming Picture Books The Write Way”

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… Continue Reading “Primary Sources for Your Nonfiction Picture Book”

ALA Notable Children’s Books

Notable Children’s Books – 2017 “Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books. According to the Notables Criteria, “notable” is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding.… Continue Reading “ALA Notable Children’s Books”

Six Steps to Successful Sharing

Many avenues are now available for writers to publish and publicize their books. Some of us choose traditional publishing. Some  choose self-publishinng, co-publishing or a dozen other options. The same might be said for marketing or sharing the books we write. My guest today,… Continue Reading “Six Steps to Successful Sharing”

Picture Books the Write Way

 A Children’s Writer Insider Guide from Mentors For Rent – Lisa Bullard and Laura Purdie Salas. Picture Books the Write Way by Lisa Bullard and Laura Purdie Salas is one of my newest books On My Kindle Shelf. It contains about 40 pages that answer… Continue Reading “Picture Books the Write Way”

Ten things to do by Linda Ashman

Many thanks to author Linda Ashman for permission to “borrow” this page from her website.  Linda is the author of more than thirty-five delightful picture books and the creator of The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books. Her books have been included on… Continue Reading “Ten things to do by Linda Ashman”

Newberry, Caldecott & Coretta Scott King–Oh, My!

I walk into the children’s library and am overwhelmed. Thousands of picture books! Beautiful books, scary books, interesting books, funny books, sad books, informative books, sleepy-time books, holiday books, adventurous books… All of them are good books, so how do I choose the best… Continue Reading “Newberry, Caldecott & Coretta Scott King–Oh, My!”

On My Shelf Again

The books that belong On My Shelf have been packed in boxes and out of sight and reach for more than a month. And my “shelf” didn’t even exist. For this writer that’s kind of like trying to type or word process my words… Continue Reading “On My Shelf Again”

This Is the Feast

This Is the Feast Written by Diane Z. Shore        Illustrated by Megan Lloyd Published by Scholastic, Inc. in 2008   This Is the Feast is a rhyming picture book about the Pilgrims’ journey and settlement of the New World, then their… Continue Reading “This Is the Feast”

Thanksgiving–A Harvest Celebration

Thanksgiving—A Harvest Celebration Written by Julie Stiegemeyer            Illustrated by Renné Benoit   Published by Concordia Publishing House in 2003   Thanksgiving—A Harvest Celebration is a nonfiction picture book about the Pilgrims’ journey to the New World, their first year… Continue Reading “Thanksgiving–A Harvest Celebration”

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