Kid Lit Love: The Voice That Won the Vote

I am thrilled to be returning to my Kid Lit Love series featuring picture books from members of the Kid Lit Community! Today’s book is titled THE VOICE THAT WON THE VOTE by Elisa Boxer, illustrated by Vivien Mildenberger, published by Sleeping Bear Press. Synopsis: 2020 marks the women’s suffrage centennial. In 1920, after decadesContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: The Voice That Won the Vote”

Family Literacy Week!

Did you know Family Literacy Week is January 26 – February 2 this year? Supporting literacy does not require a lot of materials. It can be as simple as having conversations together, going for walks and noticing environmental print, reading a story or making a grocery list. This year’s theme is “Read Together”. Look hereContinue reading “Family Literacy Week!”

Giveaway Time!

Okay, I’m a little behind schedule with my giveaway but here we go! This is great for picture book lovers, teachers, librarians, parents and grandparents. You can win Picture the Sky, by Barbara Reid and a signed copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker! The winner will also receive a pdf copy of my story stretchersContinue reading “Giveaway Time!”

Ten Picture Books Every Preschool Teacher Must Have!

Today is #10pbfor10 day!  This is the day to pick 10 picture books you cannot live without.  Here are mine!     And…I have some exciting news!  In my upcoming giveaway, I’m giving story stretcher ideas for all of these beauties!  I hope you’ll enter!  Giveaway starts here August 14th.  You can enter via FacebookContinue reading “Ten Picture Books Every Preschool Teacher Must Have!”

Wednesday Writing Update

Hello Readers, I’m keeping myself honest with weekly writing updates. So this week I’ve been on vacation. Just keeping it real. Even so, I’ve done four critiques on picture books in progress. So that’s something. And today I spent a little time revising a fiction pb that is loosely based on an actual person ofContinue reading “Wednesday Writing Update”

Kid Lit Love: Lion and Rabbit’s Opposite Day by Tara J. Hannon

Hello Readers and Lovers of Picture Books! Since I have a newfound appreciation for book reviews, I’m on a mission to post one picture book review each month of a book I love.  All the picture books I review in 2018 from this point forward will be the books of 12×12 members! So here isContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: Lion and Rabbit’s Opposite Day by Tara J. Hannon”

Kid Lit Love: A Morning With Grandpa

Hello Readers and Lovers of Picture Books! Since I have a newfound appreciation for book reviews, I’m on a mission to post one picture book review each month of a book I love.  All the picture books I review in 2018 from this point forward will be the books of 12×12 members! So here isContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: A Morning With Grandpa”

Katie’s Perfect Pancake Recipe

Hey! Would you like a free recipe card?  I’ve created these cute recipe cards with an image out of my picture book, Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker!  Send your mailing address to authorcynthiamackey@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to send you one 🙂 Want to show your appreciation?  Follow me on Facebook!