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”
Hello to my lovely readers! I know some of you may be curious about nature preschool. How do we have preschool outdoors? Here are eight keys to success. Readers, thank you for stopping by! I hope you’ll venture out and try a walk outdoors. Even if you don’t work in an outdoor program, you canContinue reading “Nature Preschool: Eight Keys to Success”
Hello Readers! Welcome to Kid Lit Village where every Monday we feature a new children’s book plus an author or illustrator interview. Today the featured book is ABC RISE UP AND BE by Annemarie Riley Guertin! The book is illustrated by Sandie Sonke and published by Bushel and Peck. BOOK SYNOPSIS: In a world whereContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: ABC RISE UP AND BE”
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, to be released in May 2020, is titled BEDTIME, DADDY! by Sharon Giltrow, illustrated by Katrin Dreiling, published by EK Books. SYNOPSIS Putting Daddy to bed can be hard work. EspeciallyContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: Bedtime, Daddy!”
And it’s back to work for me after a summer off from teaching. I’ve got two weeks to get my classroom ready, indoors and out. Ready, set…GO!
My weekend pancake breakfast.
One of the many thoughts in my mind as I was writing Katie Shaeffer, Pancake Maker involved inspiration. I love the way that picture books can inspire children’s play and I wanted to create a picture book that would inspire children to construct their own unique creations out of free reusable items that are readily available atContinue reading “A Book Designed to Inspire”
My first experience working with a book designer is something I’ve looked forward to for a long time. Now it is actually happening! As a teacher, I had hoped to do a lot of this work over the summer but that just didn’t happen. I admit, I got a lot of work done preparingContinue reading “Working With a Book Designer”