Before you turn the page on 2021, please join me in reviewing a sample of the wonderful posts that were offered this past year.
I just finished reading several hundred picture books for my Cybils Award judging. Here are ten of my very favorites–perfect for gift giving and reading
In I AM TODAY, a young girl hears from adults that she is the future. But she doesn’t want to wait, so she starts making
While seeming to have little in common, the urge to escape can unite those who otherwise live separate lives. That unity benefits all. How might
Get those preorders in! Due out Dec. 7, Bisa’s Carnaval is full of heart and happiness, and bursting with color!
Allow me to propose a writing challenge. That thought was inspired by two books that have missed their mark. See if you agree that the
Julie Hedlund is a wearer of many hats, and a woman of many talents. Her new picture book OVER, BEAR! UNDER, WHERE? is full of
Things that definitely don’t stink: Today’s author, her debut book, and this interview. I’m so happy to have the opportunity to chat with Colleen Paeff about her debut, The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London’s Poop Pollution Problem.
Cathy Stefanec Ogren: Meet Janie Reinart. Whether she’s writing, teaching, puppeteering, performing interactive musical stories, clowning around, or presiding as a poet-in-residence at an elementary
I confess I expected dogs when I eagerly signed up to review THE PAWED PIPER, written by Michelle Robinson and illustrated by Chinlun Lee, but was utterly charmed by this cat-centric picture book.
The pickles were slippery. The jars were slippery. The floors were slippery. Delightfully heartwarming and hilarious, Sloth and Squirrel in a Pickle by Cathy Ballou
It’s not often that you see a picture book on the banned book list but Ian and Sarah Hoffman, authors of the Jacob books, are