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
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Laya, what led you to become a writer for children? LAYA STEINBERG: The one-word answer: children. Mine. I know, that’s two words. Probably
I was lucky enough to meet author/illustrator Gina Perry at the 2017 NESCBWI conference this past April and am thrilled to interview her about her
A mentor text review of a picture book that encourages traditions! (And making yummy applesauce!)
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I met Katey Howes at the 2016 NESCBWI conference and her smile and warmth lit up the air around her. I’m so
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: When I connected with Linda, I noticed how much we have in common. For the sake of brevity, I’ll just mention these
Rob is generously giving away a personalized signed copy of his brand-new book, RODZILLA, illustrated by Dan Santat. Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at this link