#PPBF: Chopsticks – Fostering Creativity and Self-Reliance

Today is Friday – I have a children’s book review to add to the Perfect Picture Book resource list that author Susanna Leonard Hill is building on her blog. For more wonderful reviews from authors, educators and others who contributed today, please go here.

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CHOPSTICKS

Written by Krouse Rosenthal

Illustrated by Scott Magoon

Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books (2012)

Ages: 4 and up

Themes:

Learning to be independent, friendship

Opening Lines:

“Perhaps you’ve met Chopsticks? They’ve been best friends for…forever. They go everywhere together. They do everything together. They’re practically attached at the hip.”

Synopsis:

From Amazon: “Meet Chopsticks! They’ve been best friends forever. But one day, Continue reading

Monday Magic for Writers

perfect picture book friday: mr tiger goes wild

I promised to give you the link to the list of finalists for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie Contest.

Originally, she had planned to have 3  or 6 finalists. There were so many participants – 79 – that she decided to pick more.

Click on this link and you’ll be able to read 12 fantastic Halloween stories and vote for the one you like the best.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED AND GOOD LUCK TO THE 12  FINALISTS!

Check in – Check out – Check up: November Challenges

November appeared on the end of Halloween’s black cat tail…and it’s going to be a busy month!

Have you reached your writing goals so far this year?

jeremys first day at soccer made a goal 9_7‑13

Check-in: At the end of each month, Julie Hedlund requests that we check-in to let her know if we have completed a picture book draft as part of the 12×12 Challenge. I’m happy to say that I have! And please keep in mind that registration for 12×12 in 2014 is just around the corner. If you are looking to be inspired, motivated and encouraged in your picture book writing…THAT IS THE PLACE TO BE! This year, members at the Golden Book level had the opportunity to submit picture book manuscripts to ELEVEN awesome literary agents!

Check-out: I hope you will check out Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog because she will be announcing the FINALISTS in the Halloweensie Contest. There were almost 80 entriesclick here for her link up post to read some amazingly creative stories. Click here to read my submission: HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY COUNTDOWN. I’ll add Continue reading