CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I just love social media. I connected with Nancy when we both had picture book birthdays on the same day, September 1,
(Note: this is a re-blog of a guest post that originally appeared on The Late Bloomer’s Book Blog. Coordinated by reading teacher Gigi McAllister, the blog who
A Chip Off the Old Block is filled with puns, clever wordplay, important themes, geology, geography and beautiful illustrations. Jody Jensen Shaffer’s word play is laugh
We live in a most exciting time, one of abundant picture book biographies! At my library, patrons of all ages check out these books. One
Guest Post by Rob Broder, Publisher, Ripple Grove Press You sit in your chair in all its glory: grab paper and pen for your wonderful
By Kellie Byrnes I’m excited to be at Writers’ Rumpus today for the Book Birthday of my first picture book, CLOUD CONDUCTOR. It’s out today
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: In this wonderful #kidlit world, Laura Sassi stood out as a kind, supportive, and talented author. She’s a frequent visitor here at
Looking to engage your reader and increase the emotional tension in your picture book? Write a purposeful page turn.
When faced with a new project that I’m not sure how to approach, often my first instinct is total avoidance. All of a sudden, the
What one professional hails as genius, another may label as slight. I’m challenging you to gather perspectives.
The art of the wordless spread is a thing of beauty. It leaves room for the reader to react to the story without being told
of Rob Broder is Publisher of Ripple Grove Press, an independent, family-run children’s book publishing company. He and his wife Amanda started Ripple Grove Press
Carol Gordon Ekster: Ruth Spiro is one of those wonderful #kidlit folks that I connected with through our shared experience of being alumni of Jane Yolen’s
Have you ever come across a picture book and found it difficult to determine who created the illustrations? Most of the time, the illustrator’s name