Kid Lit Village Review: Everything You Need for a Treehouse

Hello Readers! I’m happy to have another book review for you. Thanks for visiting the Kid Lit Village blog! This picture book is by Carter Higgins and Emily Hughes: Everything You Need for a Treehouse. The title has such childhood appeal, I couldn’t resist this book! This book is published by Chronicle Books. Treehouses areContinue reading “Kid Lit Village Review: Everything You Need for a Treehouse”

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: 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”

Kid Lit Village: Gratitude

Hello Everyone! HAPPY NEW YEAR! I just want to thank all the children’s authors and illustrators who’ve shared their stories with me. It takes a leap of faith to put yourself out there and answer questions that are available to all on social media. Thank you for trusting me with your creative work and beingContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: Gratitude”

Kid Lit Village Review: Bringing the Outside In

Friday is review day on Kid Lit Village. Since book reviews are so helpful for readers, authors, and illustrators, I try to leave them whenever I can. BRINGING THE OUTSIDE IN is written by Mary McKenna Siddals and illustrated by Patrice Barton. It is published by Random House Books for Young Readers. This book capturedContinue reading “Kid Lit Village Review: Bringing the Outside In”

Kid Lit Village: PANDO: A Living Wonder of Trees

Hello readers and welcome to Kid Lit Village! I’m glad you stopped by today. On Mondays, I do interviews with authors and illustrators, featuring their work. This week, we have Kate Allen Fox with her debut picture book, PANDO, A Living Wonder of Trees. The book is illustrated by Turine Tran and published by Capstone.Continue reading “Kid Lit Village: PANDO: A Living Wonder of Trees”

Wednesday’s Inspiration

Kid Lit Village: T. REXES CAN’T TIE THEIR SHOES

Hello Readers and welcome to Kid Lit Village, where authors and illustrators of picture books get interviewed about their newly released picture books. This week we feature T. REXES CAN’T TIE THEIR SHOES by Anna Lazowski and Steph Laberis. The book is published by Penguin Random House. As you may know, I am from Victoria,Continue reading “Kid Lit Village: T. REXES CAN’T TIE THEIR SHOES”