Don’t Be Afraid…Go Ahead…Write Picture Books!

Picture Books are…fun to read, a pleasure to look at, educational, wonderful to listen to.

Picture Books can: encourage a special bonding between parent and child, teach children about the world, help kids with the challenges they face.

I love to write and I love picture books…so Iโ€™ve taken the plunge and put myself out there several times in the past year, participating in a couple of writing contests.

If youโ€™d like to read the EIGHT finalistsโ€™ entries (mine is among them ๐Ÿ™‚ in Susanna Leonard Hillโ€™s Halloweensie Contest, you can visit her blog and vote for the one you like best.ย  Maybe you will be inspired to enter the next contest!

If you need more encouragement, you can check out Tara Lazarโ€™s PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) where you will find amazing posts every day this month that will give you golden nuggets of inspiration to get you started and keep you going.

And if you just like to read them to kids, you can visit Susannaโ€™s Perfect Picture Book resource page where she adds dozens of picture book reviews (with activities) every Friday or hop over to Dianne de Las Casas Picture Book Month website where every day this month she is featuring guest posts on the importance and joy of picture books, or check out my book, Show Me How! Build Your Childโ€™s Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting and Cooking, where you will find 100 classic picture book summaries with both a craft and a cooking activity for each…you can also follow my new weekly YouTube series, SHOW ME HOW: PICTURE BOOKS AND CRAFTS FOR KIDS.

By the way, Tuesday was Election Day in the U.S….I hope everyone voted…it is a precious right and we should cherish it!

About viviankirkfield

Writer for children - Reader forever Mom of 3, educator, author of SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston Books, 2018), picture book junkie, lover of travel, hiking, cooking, playing Monopoly with my 8-year old grandson and fly-fishing with my husband.

Posted on November 7, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. I voted last week.
    (Since we’re often in Kansas with my mom, I got an absentee ballot just in case.) I’ve never missed voting.

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  2. I DIDN’T vote yesterday, today, OR last week! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Good luck on the Halloweensie contest!

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  3. Excellent post, Vivian! Thanks for the shout-outs. And yes, I voted ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Inspirational post Vivian. Hope we all join in some contests. Here’s to 30 ideas!

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  5. Another excellent post and another awesome photo!
    All the best in Susanna’s contest. I’ve cast my vote. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thanks so much, Tracy!!!  Entering Susanna’s contests is a win-win proposition…even if one doesn’t ‘win’…it’s such a great writing prompt and really inspiring to read the other entries and be part of this great community. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Hope you won that contest. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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