picture books

Our Top Five Picture Books of January 2018

Here are five of our favorite books for the month of January! There’s a very wide range to explore here — everything from pasta to emotions to the alphabet to wild apes! We hope you’ll enjoy these five gems as much as we did. The Great Pasta Escape by Miranda Paul; illustrated by Javier Joaquin… Read more »

Our Top Five Picture Books of November

Most days if you dropped by my house unexpectedly, you might think that a library had exploded inside. There are books on the couch, the bed, the table, going up the stairs. Books are everywhere! As a picture book author, I try to READ as many of the current picture books that I possibly can… Read more »

Princess Power: Painting a New Vision for Girls in Picture Books!

Princesses are all the rage when it comes to books for girls. And while I don’t have anything against princesses, I don’t think every girl dreams of being one. (Being treated like royalty, yes, but not actually being a princess!) Truth be told, I don’t remember having princess dreams. I do remember wanting to be… Read more »

Picture Book Idea Month: Let the Ideas Flow!

Don’t miss your chance to be part of Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) 2015. The brain child of author Tara Lazar, this awesome month of ideas and inspiration is especially for picture book writers! I’ve participated for the last two years and am now jumping into my third. The idea behind Picture Book Idea Month… Read more »

Why Do I Do This? . . . Writing for Kids

Over the past month, I’ve had the opportunity to attend two different conferences. The SCBWI Ohio North Conference in Cleveland and the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature One-on-One Plus Conference in New Jersey. At both conferences, the question was raised: “Why Do We Do This?” The “this” being write for children. Contrary to what… Read more »