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!”

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”

Fall Writing Frenzy: Mr. Bones’ Thinking Spot

It’s time for Fall Writing Frenzy! I don’t do every contest but this one looked super fun and the 200 word limit is right in my sweet spot. Plus, what a great way to celebrate the fall season! I’m looking forward to reading all the entries. Scroll down for my story: MR. BONES’ THINKING SPOT.Continue reading “Fall Writing Frenzy: Mr. Bones’ Thinking Spot”

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: The Dog With the Crooked Tail

Hello lovely readers! I’m happy you’re here for another Kid Lit Village interview. On Mondays, I do interviews with children’s book authors and illustrators. I love it when I can feature a local author! Today I’m pleased to introduce you to Chelsea Richardson, who is the author of THE DOG WITH THE CROOKED TAIL, aContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: The Dog With the Crooked Tail”

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”