Author Janet Lawler is always surprised by illustrations for her books, but she is grateful that artists add to her stories and create picture book magic.
Lots happening for both writers and illustrators this month! To see what’s available all year ’round, and what’s coming up the rest of the year,
Be a 2-minute superhero! “Our planet is in trouble. It needs YOU.” Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day, time for some action. Kids who read
At nearly 10 inches by 12 inches, Africa, Amazing Africa Country by Country, written by Atinuke and beautifully illustrated by Mouni Feddag, is the perfect coffee table book. But this book is so much more than a visual treat: it’s a lyrical and engaging nonfiction homage to Africa’s diversity of people, traditions, animals, and landscapes that is sure to delight children and adults alike.
A wealth of online offerings for late March and April–find one for you!
Are you a fan of gouache, like me? No, not goulash (though I am a fan of that, too, particularly on a cold day). I
Happy Spring! Or Happy Autumn, depending on where you live. Another tweak to the post format this month: Instead of listing out all the April
IMAGINARY, written by Lee Bacon and illustrated by Katy Wu, is poignant, humorous, and sheer delight from start to finish. Released in October 2021, this early middle grade novel is centered around eleven-year-old Zack, who still hasn’t recovered from his father’s death five years earlier. Zack’s only solace is to retreat into his imagination with his imaginary best friend Shovel. If you think the narrator is Zach, guess again.
When my family met in Costa Rica in November, I bought a charming picture book there by a well-known local author. It is inspiring to
It’s February! This post lists what’s scheduled for this month, plus a sampling of what’s coming up. But many resources are on-demand–they’re available all year,
Events, classes, contests for picture book writers and illustrators for January, 2022
Before you turn the page on 2021, please join me in reviewing a sample of the wonderful posts that were offered this past year.