A mentor text review of a picture book that encourages traditions! (And making yummy applesauce!)
You say you love picture books, but you’re ready to venture into chapter books? Look no further! Princess Cora and the Crocodile, a picture book-storybook hybrid, just arrived and features the best of both worlds. The reader will not be disappointed by the Newbery/Caldecott winning pair of Laura Amy Schlitz and Brian Floca.
Sometimes a book leaves an impression so deep that I internalize the emotions. It prompts me to find a new audience of eager children to
While watching The Peanuts Movie the other day, I was reminded of how much I empathize with Charlie Brown. This kid has inner conversation going
Have you ever noticed how much more you get done when working with a deadline? With the pressure on, you must perform! Are you up
When I look at our driveway, it’s clear that the neighborhood kids aren’t afraid to just draw. The only thing that wipes out their ideas
As creatives, we color by numbers all the time without even realizing it. We want to know if ____ is working for others and if ____ is normal and if ____ has ever happened to our creative friends.
About this time last year, ReFoReMo rolled out the red carpet and welcomed over 400 interested picture book writers to join in a research mission:
Does anyone else remember that Calgon slogan? For some reason, it stuck with me through childhood and continues to pop into my brain every time
Writing allows me to turn my internal reflections into external expression at my own pace. That must be why I connect on a deeper level
As authors, we’d all prefer a five star book review over four, right? 1st place over runner up? A Kirkus starred review over a super
No…there is not a cat-fight going on down here in Texas. Ever since John Cusick’s keynote speech at NJ SCBWI Conference, I’ve had a bone
It really gets on my nerves when I take a sip of water and it dribbles down my mouth, chin, and neck. My mom used
I love going to conferences and have flown across the country to pursue some of the best. When you factor in airfare, hotels, meals, and