Author of Two Children’s Books

Hello Readers, I’m back from a summer blog break! It’s sometimes hard for me to believe but I’m now the author of two children’s books, KATIE SHAEFFER, PANCAKE MAKER and THE LULLABY MONSTERS. Huge thanks to Paula Nasmith, who did the illustration work and collaborated with me on both books. I love her pink dragonContinue reading “Author of Two Children’s Books”


Hello Readers and welcome to Kid Lit Village, where authors and illustrators of picture books get interviewed about their newly released picture books. This week we feature T. REXES CAN’T TIE THEIR SHOES by Anna Lazowski and Steph Laberis. The book is published by Penguin Random House. As you may know, I am from Victoria,Continue reading “Kid Lit Village: T. REXES CAN’T TIE THEIR SHOES”

Kid Lit Village Review: ALIEN TOMATO

Dear Blog readers, Thanks for stopping by the blog; I’m happy you’re here! It’s Friday, so time for another children’s book review. Today, I’m featuring ALIEN TOMATO by Kristen Schroeder and Mette Engell. When a strange round red object lands in the garden, the vegetables wonder what it could be. All except gopher believe itContinue reading “Kid Lit Village Review: ALIEN TOMATO”

Kid Lit Village Review: Other Words for Home

Hello lovely blog readers! Welcome back to Kid Lit Village for a Friday book review. Today I’m featuring OTHER WORDS FOR HOME by Jasmine Warga. This is my kind of book! Interesting, unique characters, great plot, and a satisfying ending. Add to that well-chosen words and I’m a happy reader. If you like novels inContinue reading “Kid Lit Village Review: Other Words for Home”

Kid Lit Village : SEASIDE STROLL

Hello Readers! Welcome to the Kid Lit Village blog. I’m glad you decided to stop by. Today I’m featuring the book SEASIDE STROLL by Charles Trevino, illustrated by Maribel Lechuga. What a great example of how an author can leave room for an illustrator with images and text working together to tell the story! SEASIDEContinue reading “Kid Lit Village : SEASIDE STROLL”

Kid Lit Village Review: How to Say Hello to a Worm

Hello Kid Lit Village Readers! Today, I’d like to review a book I absolutely love for sharing with my nature preschool class. HOW TO SAY HELLO TO A WORM is by Kari Percival, published by Rise x Penguin Workshop, 2022. In one sentence: this book will inspire you to get outdoors and garden with theContinue reading “Kid Lit Village Review: How to Say Hello to a Worm”