One of the things I love about writing picture books is being a part of the fabulous community of writers that do it. Picture book
How to Picture Book!
A roundup of posts with practical advice for authors and illustrators.
INTERVIEW WITH PICTURE BOOK AUTHOR ELISA BOXER
One of my favorite things to do here on Writers’ Rumpus is interview kidlit authors. Because creative people are fascinating, aren’t they? Sometimes an author’s
Brand New Water-Splashed Picture Books!
I’m excited to review several new picture books generously provided and published by Candlewick Press. These beauties all share a summertime theme and take place
I AM GOD’S DREAM, AND OTHER BOOKS BY MATTHEW PAUL TURNER
Brace yourself, because this is the blog piece where I talk about God. I realize this could be received by you in all sorts of
OCEANS OF LOVE for Illustrators
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.
Atinuke’s Wondrous Africa, Amazing Africa Country by Country
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.
WILD ABOUT SAM USHER
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
World of Books #12 Costa Rica
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
Plotting Great Escapes: Two New Books from Candlewick
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
#kidlit Interview with Brooke Hartman, Author of Lotte’s Magical Paper Puppets
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Your recently released picture book, Lotte’s Magical Paper Puppets, with Page Street Kids is a lyrical, lovely and unusual picture book biography
Hannah Salyer, Talented Debut #Kidlit Author/Illustrator
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: At a family event, my cousin and his daughter approached me wanting to connect me with the daughter’s friend who was having