Category Archives: picture books

Books without pictures VS. books that eat people!

  Lochearn Elementary school in Canada is having a battle of the books knock-down-drag-out style and the last two standing  are The Book that Eats People and The Book With No Pictures. (I stole this picture from their Twitter feed) As an … Continue reading

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Art from Hoquiam, Washington Schools!

Spent a great week in Hoquiam, Washington visiting students. I want to thank the teachers and Principals who made it all possible and run so smoothly. Here are jus ta few photos of the great art made by students! Chickens … Continue reading

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Giant book, Giant Pants.

Giant Book indeed. It is a really large, beautiful book (Candlewick Press always makes beautiful books and I’m the lucky beneficiary in this case) and I’m not just saying that because it’s mine. “Mine! MINE! My PRECIOUS!!!” No not like … Continue reading

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Not Quitting

I’ve noticed a lot of posts on writers blogs, Facebook groups and such on the topic of ‘not quitting’.  It seems to be the topic of the moment. I suspect it is because in these fairly dark times persistence itself is a … Continue reading

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Superhero Instruction Manual in Spanish!

Superhero Instruction Manual in the world’s second most spoken language! Available in June.

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Spring and summer are canceled.

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I’m writing a picture book …

I’ve been reading a lot of manuscripts in progress from picture book authors the past few weeks and offering my notes. I offer more questions than ‘what to do’ notes  but I try my best. It made me aware of something … Continue reading

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