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 Review: The Hike

Hello Readers! I’m happy to have the chance to do another Kid Lit Village book review. Today I am reviewing THE HIKE by Alison Farrell, published by Chronicle Books. This book follows three friends who enthusiastically embark on a hike. I love the speech bubbles and the way each of their personalities come through duringContinue reading “Kid Lit Village Review: The Hike”

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”

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: HUGGA LOULA

Hello Readers and welcome to Kid Lit Village! Thanks for stopping by. Just letting you know if you’re new here that Mondays are typically posts about new children’s books and they include an author and/or illustrator interview. I’m pleased to introduce HUGGA LOULA by Nancy Dearborn and Huang Junyan, published by Familius, March 2021. TheContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: HUGGA LOULA”

Pancake Day!

Hello Readers! Pancake Day is Tuesday, March 1st 2022. Did you know Pancake Day is also known as Shrove Tuesday? In the Christian tradition, people indulged in pancakes just before Lent, when it was customary to give up the ingredients in pancakes (eggs, sugar, milk). I wrote this book for teachers and librarians who mayContinue reading “Pancake Day!”

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”