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!”

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: 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”

Kid Lit Village: LET’S BE FRIENDS

Hello and welcome to Kid Lit Village blog. I’m delighted to feature this adorable board book, LET’S BE FRIENDS by Violet Lemay, published by Harper Collins. __________Synopsis: This lift-the-flap board book filled with warm and lively illustrations by Violet Lemay teaches toddlers all about friendship. We’re different! We’re the same! Can we be friends? Of courseContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: LET’S BE FRIENDS”

Kid Lit Village: If Your Babysitter is a Bruja

Hello Readers! Welcome to Kid Lit Village. This week, I’m delighted to welcome back Ana Siqueira, whose book, Bella’s Recipe for Disaster/Success was released last year. Today, Ana is back with a new release published by Simon Kids titled IF YOUR BABYSITTER IS A BRUJA. The book comes out August 23, 2022. Illustrations are byContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: If Your Babysitter is a Bruja”

Kid Lit Village: Jellies in the Belly

I’m thrilled to have a new guest on the Kid Lit Village blog today. As you may know, I am Canadian, and I love to feature books by Canadian authors and illustrators. Add to that the fact that I teach nature preschool and am drawn to books with topics related to the natural world andContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: Jellies in the Belly”