About viviankirkfield

Writer for children - Reader forever - Mom of 3, educator, author of FOUR OTTERS TOBOGGAN: AN ANIMAL COUNTING BOOK (PomegranateKids, PIPPA'S PASSOVER PLATE (Holiday House), SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston Books); MAKING THEIR VOICES HEARD: THE INSPIRING FRIENDSHIP OF ELLA FITZGERALD AND MARILYN MONROE (Little Bee Books); FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD MOVES (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jan 19, 2021); PEDAL, BALANCE, STEER: Annie Londonderry, First Woman to Bike Around the World (Cawkins Creek/Boyds Mills & Kane, Spring 2023) picture book junkie, lover of travel, hiking, fly-fishing, cooking, and playing Monopoly with my young grandson.

Perfect Picture Book Friday: HIP, HIP, BERET Plus Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends.

Do you like rhyme? Do you like repetition? I sure do…and so do young children. And that’s why I’m featuring this new book, HIP HIP BERET from author Melanie Ellsworth who stopped by 2 weeks ago for a Book Birthday post when her other picture book launched, CLARINET AND TRUMPET. What’s really special (other than that they are both great books) is that both books are touchy-feely books…this one has soft berets – young kids will LOVE that. And I know all of you will love the fact that Melanie and her publisher are offering a copy of HIP, HIP, BERET as a giveaway prize!

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AMANDA DAVIS: Will Write for Cookies Plus Giveaway

WILL WRITE FOR COOKIES

Plate of Cookies

INSIGHT – INFORMATION – INSPIRATION

FOR WRITERS

TODAY’S GUEST

Photo courtesy:  Angela Wood Photography.
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#50PreciousWords 2021: And the Winners are…

Welcome all! It’s been a busy month, for sure!
Writers writing!
Judges reading!
And an entire kid-lit community supporting with encouraging comments.
To me, the thread of almost 11,000 positive comments is probably what I love most about the contest. Well…perhaps the 770 fabulous stories and the courage of their authors are what I love the most. And honestly, I’m pretty fond of my five assistant judges who read all of the stories and commented on them. It was only when the sheer number of comments broke the Linky List that I instructed them not to comment, but to concentrate on reading because the blog was taking so long to load after each comment.

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