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Baby Brain Food by Lindsay Bandy

Do you write or illustrate for very young children? Then remember, you’re not “just” making a picture book or board book. You’re making baby brain food! 664 more words

General

Bears are back on track

I am currently working on the first pages of the book. With the numerous teddy bears in this opening scene, drawing attention to the main character was challenging. 110 more words

Art

Picking just one middle grade novel is the worst.

If we’re going to talk about books about school, then we’re going to have to talk about middle-grade novels. (Middle-grade, for the non-kids-book people out there, are books for right around the eight- to twelve-year-old age bracket. 391 more words

Kidlit

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! is a weekly meme hosted over at Book Journey that allows bloggers to post a sort of wrap-up of the past week while also looking to the week ahead. 383 more words

YA

Otherness vs. Understanding: How Stories Bridge the Gap by Lindsay Bandy

“Diversity” took on new meaning for me during the years I spent as a K-5 Limited English Proficiency Instructor in Williamsburg, Virginia. I had the privilege of working with small groups of children from India, Nigeria, China, Morocco, El Salvador, Columbia, and Puerto Rico, just to name a few. 884 more words

Review: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

By: Chris Grabenstein

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (2013)

Source: Purchased

Rating: 3.5 stars… 421 more words

Book Reviews

From Sketch to Chapter Art, an Illustrator at Work

For me, getting to work with Carolyn Arcabascio was a dream come true. We worked from a master list of scene options, with Carolyn picking out scenes she liked and making sketches. 525 more words

The Moon Coin