The cover of Song for a Whale drew me in like a moth to flame: the outline of a young girl, standing with her arms outstretched on a pier, conducting a song for the whale below. Immediately, questions swirled in my head! Why is she there? How did she get there? Can the whale hear her? I was hooked before reading the first page.
It’s a simple maneuver that creates great opportunity.
The past month or so has been pretty crazy around the world. You all know what I’m talking about, and I’m going to leave it
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I met Christy at Jane Yolen’s picture book boot camp at the Highlights Foundation in 2018, where she was one of those
What better way to lift someone’s spirits than with the unexpected gift of a beautifully rendered classic like BLACK BEAUTY, written by Anna Sewell with breathtaking illustrations by Christian Birmingham.
In tribute to a beautiful person One day Teri Weidner baked brownies for an illustrators’ party. She sprinkled on coconut “snow” and outlined a bear print
With so many wonderful Writers’ Rumpus posts to choose from, it’s always a delightful challenge to decide which to include in my annual review.
What better gift can there be for a children’s book author or illustrator than being part of an organization like the Society of Children’s Book
Picture books that gently address the issues of grief and loss are a tremendous resource to help families navigate such difficult times, especially during holidays when the absence of a beloved family member is keenly felt by all.
I recommend GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE not only as a compelling, gorgeously written YA novel, but also as an exceptional world building mentor text.
When sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg says to adults, “Our house is on fire,” and “Our lives are in your hands,” we must listen. And act. How?
GUEST POST by Heather Gale Do you love reading how authors find their idea? I sure do, for inspiration and the gentle reminder that ideas