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: James’ Reading Rescue

Hello lovely readers! And welcome back to Kid Lit Village. Today I have an interview with Dianna Wilson Sirkovsky along with a feature of her book, James’ Reading Rescue, published by Clavis Books. The book is Illustrated by Sara Casilda. Synopsis: James struggles with reading – and even has to miss recess to practice! FeelingContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: James’ Reading Rescue”

Kid Lit Village Review: Frank and Bean, Food Truck Fiasco

Hello Readers! I’m excited to share a new book review with you. Today, I’m featuring FRANK AND BEAN: Food Truck Fiasco by Jamie Michalak and Bob Kolar. It is an early chapter book, published by Candlewick Press. It is part of the Candlewick Sparks series. I received a copy for review. Kids will gobble upContinue reading “Kid Lit Village Review: Frank and Bean, Food Truck Fiasco”

Kid Lit Village: Annely So, Illustrator

Hello and welcome back to Kid Lit Village, where children’s authors and illustrators are featured. Today, I’m thrilled to interview Annely So, who is a member of my local SCBWI group, in fact, she serves as Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI Canada West. We have something else in common too: we are both teachers ofContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: Annely So, Illustrator”

Querying Picture Books

Did you know I’m in the query trenches right now? I started querying more seriously at the end of 2020, so I’ve been at it less than two years. Here’s a bit about what it’s been like for me. I’ve spent 3 years writing, revising and critiquing before starting to query. Those years have beenContinue reading “Querying Picture Books”

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”

Kid Lit Village Interviews Resume May 16!

Just a quick note to let you know that Kid Lit Village will resume on May 16th! Thanks for your patience while I prepare some new interviews for you to enjoy. My new schedule will feature interviews once a month! Thank you for stopping by Kid Lit Village blog today! Please support all our KidContinue reading “Kid Lit Village Interviews Resume May 16!”

Kid Lit Village Book Review: When I Listen to Silence

A picture book about the creative process that takes the reader on a lyrical journey of imagination.

Kid Lit Village: HE LEADS: MOUNTAIN GORILLA, GENTLE GIANT

Hello Readers! Thanks for stopping by Kid Lit Village this week. I’m thrilled to feature HE LEADS: MOUNTAIN GORILLA, GENTLE GIANT by June Smalls, illustrated by Yumi Shimokawara. Last year, I featured another of June’s books, SHE LEADS: THE ELELPHANT MATRIARCH. It’s a pleasure to have June back on the blog as a guest forContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: HE LEADS: MOUNTAIN GORILLA, GENTLE GIANT”