Book Birthday posts celebrate the birth of a new book…the day the book officially launches and is available in bookstores. But today, we have a COVER REVEAL post.
Cover Reveal posts are kind of like the ultrasound picture that proud parents frame – that tiny inkling of the awesomeness of what’s to come.
I’m so proud to share with all of you the cover for an upcoming picture book from my dear friend and critique buddy, Julie Abery. It’s nonfiction. It’s about a strong woman. It’s definitely Continue reading
Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, my friends! I’m back from Chicago, just in time to bring you a review of another fantastic book. I met the fantastic author, Danielle Dufayet, in the fantastic debut picture book group, Picture Book Buzz. And thanks to Danielle, we have a fantastic giveaway of Continue reading
Put on your party hat! And join the fun! It’s time to celebrate and sing Happy Birthday to a brand new book!
Written by Sheryl Haft
Illustrated by Jill Weber
Published by Dial Books for Young Readers (October 15, 2019)
If you love Goodnight Moon Continue reading
Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, my friends! I really can’t believe it is Friday already…the days are FLYING by, just like the leaves from the trees!
But no worries! We’ve got a super cool book today to review and a generous giveaway from author Jenna Grodzicki.
But before we dive in, we have a giveaway winner to announce. A couple of weeks ago, my fabulous illustrator for Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe, Alleanna Harris, offered an original sketch. And the winner is:
Congratulations, Pamela…I will be in touch with you shortly!
And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming. Are you hungry???? Continue reading
Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, my friends! For more wonderful book reviews, don’t forget to hop over to Susanna Hill’s blog.
Before we get to our super book, I need to announced some winners of a past giveaway. Earlier this month, we had a double decker prize: a copy of I AM A THIEF by author Abigail Rayner and a pb manuscript critique by the illustrator, Molly Ruttan.
And the winners are:
A copy of I AM A THIEF – Hedy Frazier
A pb ms critique – Lynn Rogalsky
Congratulations! I will be contacting you both shortly!
And the kidlit awesomeness keeps on coming. I’m SOOO excited about our book today…I’ve known the author, Dawn Young, for almost as long as I’ve been in this incredible kidlit world. She and her publisher are providing a copy of the book as a giveaway…so make sure you leave a comment. She was the genius behind Continue reading
I love birthdays! Especially book birthdays! Especially book birthdays of author friends! Especially book birthdays of author friends for books that I saw in the early draft stages!
HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO YOU, RANDALL AND RANDALL. And Happy Book Birthday to friend and author Nadine Poper, illustrator Polina Gortman, and Continue reading
WILL WRITE FOR COOKIES
INSIGHT – INFORMATION – INSPIRATION
One of the things that always impresses me is how multi-talented my kidlit friends are. Many have had (or still have) careers as engineers, educators, and doctors. Others are, as Paul Simon wrote:
I’m sitting in the railway station.
Got a ticket to my destination.
On a tour of one-night stands my suitcase and guitar in hand.
And every stop is neatly planned for a poet and a one-man band.
I think, after you finish reading this post, you’ll agree that my guest today fits the bill of that last line.
Dawn Babb Prochovnic is the author of Where Does a Cowgirl Go Potty?; Where Does a Pirate Go Potty?; First Day Jitters, featured in the award-winning book, Oregon Reads Aloud; and 16 books in the Story Time with Signs & Rhymes Series, including one title that was selected as an Oregon Book Awards finalist. Dawn is a vocal advocate for school and public libraries and was honored Continue reading