Critiquing the work of others brings an ultra-awareness to the all-encompassing task of writing picture books. With fresh eyes, you present considerations and questions for others that are important to think about in your own writing, too. But when it comes to critiquing your own stories, fresh eyes are harder to come by.
Just like we learn from picture books as mentor texts, we can also learn from author visits as mentor visits.
Making sense of words, meaning, worlds, characters, and structures is what we do when we write. Whether fiction or nonfiction, we are called to research every element to enable the best reader-experience.
Writing picture books is not easy. It is a concentrated, deep, and selective process which we consider an art.
The free online education offered during Reading for Research Month (ReFoReMo) challenges writers to read picture books for writing research. Each weekday of March features
The school year is upon us, folks! As some of us gear up to get our kids ready again, let’s sharpen our structure skills with
What one professional hails as genius, another may label as slight. I’m challenging you to gather perspectives.
Have you ever felt like you’re writing in circles? Have you ever felt like you’re writing in circles? Have you ever felt like you’re writing
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