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Perfect Picture Book Friday: Maezie's Pumpkin Patch by Lynn Martin Snowden and Illustrated by Kyle Sydney Powell

What do you do when you’re 95 year old and someone destroys your pumpkin patch that you’ve been working on for the past six months?  Well, if you’re Maezie, you get upset and then you decide that you’re not going to let it defeat you. 639 more words

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A Cafe Chat With Author and Playwright Sandy Asher, by Lindsay Bandy

Good morning! Today, we have the pleasure of chatting with award-winning author Sandy Asher here at the Eastern Penn Points Cafe. She’s the author of TOO MANY FROGS!, WHAT A PARTY!, HERE COMES GOSLING!, STELLA’S DANCING DAYS (my daughter’s favorite!), the editor of WRITING IT RIGHT!, AMERICA – THE OWNER’S MANUAL….and the list goes on! 1,593 more words


Judging a Book by Its Cover: Etiquette & Espionage

When I bought a copy of Etiquette & Espionage to carry to the Sakura Medal meeting, my co-worker was surprised by the cover. She had read the Japanese translation, which looks  168 more words

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Does the Gray Hair Work...

A quick late night practice #sketch of Anyia. Really thinking about changing her hair color to gray. … I don’t think the gray hair makes her look old.


How Pinterest Can Help You Submit your Manuscript

If you’re a picture book writer, you probably like pictures. And if you’re like me, you probably like pictures a whole lot more than you like spreadsheets. 217 more words

Letters of the West by Michelle E. Walch and John Maddin and Illustrated by John Maddin

Learn the English and Latin names of plants and animals in this alphabet book filled with gorgeous and accessibly sophisticated scratchboard illustrations.  This picture book is a beautiful tribute to our natural world and our alphabet.   601 more words

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