2023 – A Year of Reviews

Dear Kid Lit Village Readers, Thank you so much for supporting my blog! I appreciate you for being here through the ups and the downs life throws at us all. Looking ahead to 2023, I plan to repost a bunch of my author/illustrator interviews with the hope of freeing up time to focus on bookContinue reading “2023 – A Year of Reviews”

The Dragonfly: A Good Omen

Hello Kid Lit Village Readers! Welcome to the blog. Life tends to speed by for me and every now and then I get some moments to reflect. It’s December now and I’m thinking back to last spring. In May, we took a little exploratory trip to the Sunshine Coast, a part of our big beautifulContinue reading “The Dragonfly: A Good Omen”

Ten Tips for Beginning Picture Book Writers

In 2014, all I had was an idea for a picture book and a desire to create something I could use with my preschool class. Tired of reading Curious George Makes Pancakes, I set out to write a picture book that could capture children’s interest, a pancake book where they could actively engage in theContinue reading “Ten Tips for Beginning Picture Book Writers”

Kid Lit Village: Santiago’s Dinosaurios

Hello lovely readers! Thanks for stopping by Kid Lit Village this week. It’s a special post for me because I get to feature one of my talented critique partners, Mariana Rios Ramirez. Yay!!! And it’s even more special since I had the privilege of giving feedback on Mariana’s early drafts. SANTIAGO’S DINOSAURIOS is Mariana’s debutContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: Santiago’s Dinosaurios”

Kid Lit Village Review: When We are Kind

Hello Readers! It’s been a long time since my last Kid Lit Village book review. I’m happy to do a review for WHEN WE ARE KIND by Monique Gray Smith and Nicole Neidhardt. It is published by Orca Books. As a nature preschool educator in British Columbia, Truth and Reconciliation and connection to land areContinue reading “Kid Lit Village Review: When We are Kind”

Kid Lit Village Review: Santiagos Dinosarios

Hello Lovely readers! Welcome to Kid Lit Village; it’s Friday so time for another book review. I’ve been super excited about this book for a looooong time because Mariana Rios is one of my critique partners and I was lucky enough to be able to read and critique this before publication! I’m working on aContinue reading “Kid Lit Village Review: Santiagos Dinosarios”