“The way I see it…Charlie would answer and Jack would listen.” ~ THIS WAY, CHARLIE by Caron Levis, with art by Charles Santoso Guest post by Caron Levis I have always been an eavesdropper and collector of things kids say and do. I’ve had a
It’s exciting to see new picture book covers since I can’t view them in the bookstore or library. (I know we all miss that!) So today it’s time for Milly to make her entrance. She’s a donkey with dreams of attending the prestigious unicorn school.
Cover Reveal/Storystorm Success Story: THE BIG BEACH CLEANUP by Charlotte Offsay & Katie Rewse (plus a giveaway)
Charlotte Offsay is celebrating her picture book debut with a cover reveal of THE BIG BEACH CLEANUP, illustrated by Katie Rewse, publishing in March 2021 with Albert Whitman. This book also happens to be a Storystorm Success Story! THE BIG BEACH CLEANUP is about Cora,
Author Chana Steifel is here today to release the cover of her upcoming nonfiction book, illustrated by Chuck Groenink: LET LIBERTY RISE! HOW AMERICA’S SCHOOLCHILDREN HELPED SAVE THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. This book will be released on March 2, 2021 with Scholastic… But first, Chana
Let’s face it, we’re all cranky right now. We’ve been sequestered at home for months without any clear end. Plus my regular bookstore “date with myself” to browse and discover new books has taken a serious hiatus. I know we’re all in the same boat,
Three attempts to solve a problem—you’ve been told thirty trillion times this is the way to build a picture book plot. I even covered it in an earlier post. It’s a tried-and-true method for telling a story. But does an editor reviewing all these similarly-structured
There are many clever picture books being released, but I don’t want you to miss the cleverest: This non-fiction story looks at a horse who made scientific history. It’s a fun ride for all ages (just look at the cute illustration of Hans by Mike Lowery)!
Author Bridget Heos interviews illustrator Mike Ciccotello… Here it is! The cover of our upcoming picture book, TREEMENDOUS: DIARY OF A NOT YET MIGHTY OAK. It’s due out March 9, 2021 from Crown. Mike, I love the image of TREE (as acorn) falling and his
Shannon Hitchcock has published four middle-grade novels, but today she’s celebrating her picture book debut with a cover reveal of SAVING GRANDDADDY’S STORIES. Actually, it’s a DOUBLE cover reveal because she’s sharing both the jacket cover and the inside cover… You’re pretty lucky to have
by Hope Lim I AM A BIRD came together as I reflected on how two interactions I had on the same day evoked opposite emotions. I live in San Francisco and run most mornings in Golden Gate Park. I have passed the same woman a