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”

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”

Kid Lit Village: author, Janet Halfmann

Hello Readers, and Welcome to Kid Lit Village! Today we have an interview with Janet Halfmann, who has not one, not two, but three new books releasing in 2021! Her books WHO IS SINGING? (summer 2021), YAY FOR BIG BROTHERS! (Nov. 2021), and CATERPILLAR’S SURPRISE (Dec. 2021) are a perfect fit for the blog, whereContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: author, Janet Halfmann”

Kid Lit Village: More Interviews Coming

Hello Kid Lit Village blog readers! Thank you so much for stopping by. What a year! There has been more than one author or illustrator reach out to me to either cancel or reschedule interviews because of delays. Wonderful books that authors, illustrators and editors have been hard at work creating but now release datesContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: More Interviews Coming”

Kid Lit Love: PLANES USA!

Hello Readers, welcome to Kid Lit Love where I share new release children’s books on Mondays with author and/or illustrator features. This week is special because I have the pleasure of featuring one of my amazing critique partners, Tara J. Hannon, illustrator of PLANES USA! This board book is written by Jo Parker and isContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: PLANES USA!”

Kid Lit Love: Updates

Hello Readers! I wanted to update you on the Kid Lit Love blog series, which really got rolling this year to feature new release picture books and children’s books in general with author interviews for you to enjoy. My goal for the series is to introduce you to new books and their authors and illustrators,Continue reading “Kid Lit Love: Updates”