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Hello Lovely Readers!

I am happy to announce I’ll be participating in the Reading is Fun Page Hop Facebook Event, February 1-2, 2018!  I’m doing a picture book giveaway of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker (my book) and Enemy Pie by Derek Munson.  

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Early Learning

Books and bad weather

Books and bad weather just seem to go together. It’s so enticing to settle in with a book in hand and snow, wind and rain at the window. 112 more words

Children's Book Critique Group Blog

Rhyme Your Way into a Child's Heart

If being a successful children’s book author is one of your dreams, may I suggest rhyme be part and parcel to your writing arsenal. Children can be a rather finicky and discerning audience when it comes to words that grab their precious attention. 511 more words


A Christmas for Bear: Writing a Holiday Book

Holidays are a sure fire subject for a kid’s picture book. These days there’s a book for just about any special day you can name: Arbor Day, Halloween, Easter, Passover, Kwanzaa, Fourth of July… in fact, if you’re looking for a book idea, go through the calendar, pick a marked day, and write. 764 more words

Children's Books

The Top Four Lists of Writing Tips

Okay, I lied. These are great tips, but not necessarily the top four, but numbered lists are pretty irresistible. For some reason we love them—Top Six Beauty Tips, the Ten Best Eats in Portland, Eight New Looks for You, 13 Reasons Why. 1,241 more words

Children's Book Critique Group Blog

Inspiration No 2

I’ve talked in an earlier post about my love of Arthur Rackham and how his illustrations were one of my first experiences of storytelling. I’d love to share another one with you. 167 more words

My name is Ali and I am a picture book-holic.

I have a problem. It’s picture book based. I tried to stop at one but I couldn’t. Send help.