Kid Lit Village: I MISS YOUR SUNNY SMILE

Hello Readers! * I’m glad you stopped by the blog today. For our first blog post with the brand new shiny name, Kid Lit Village, I’m featuring the fiction picture book, I MISS YOUR SUNNY SMILE by Deb Adamson and Anne Zimanski which is coming out in February, 2021. And here’s the preorder link forContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: I MISS YOUR SUNNY SMILE”

Kid Lit Village: MIA AND NATTIE: One Great Team!

Happy New Year to all my Kid Lit Village readers! I’m excited to share this picture book at the start of the year as it’s all about love, which is what we could use more of throughout the year. The book is called MIA AND NATTIE: One Great Team! by Marlene M. Bell with illustrationsContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: MIA AND NATTIE: One Great Team!”

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”

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”

Nature Preschool: Eight Keys to Success

Hello to my lovely readers! I know some of you may be curious about nature preschool. How do we have preschool outdoors? Here are eight keys to success. Readers, thank you for stopping by! I hope you’ll venture out and try a walk outdoors. Even if you don’t work in an outdoor program, you canContinue reading “Nature Preschool: Eight Keys to Success”

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”