JULIE ROWAN-ZOCH: Will Write and Illustrate for Cookies PLUS Giveaway


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Back in 2013, before I had taken any picture book writing classes and before I had attended any conferences, I really felt like a newbie. Luckily, there were fabulous kid-lit people who lived in my neck of the woods (I lived in Colorado Springs at the time) – and when an opportunity came to attend a book launch for Peter Brown and his MR. TIGER GOES WILD at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, one of my dear friends, Stacy Jensen, said she would drive. It was a fabulous afternoon, not only because I got to meet Peter Brown, but more importantly because I got to meet the two Julies…Julie Hedlund, the founder of 12×12, and Julie Rowan-Zoch, author/illustrator extraordinaire!

Left to right: Stacy Jensen, Julie Rowan-Zoch, Peter Brown, Sherri McCrimmon, Vivian Kirkfield, Julie Hedlund – September 2013
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Perfect Picture Book Friday: COW SAYS MEOW Plus Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. One of my favorite kid-lit people has a brand new book that launched this month and I couldn’t wait to share the book with all of you.

Oh, and make sure you stick around and leave a comment at the end…and share the post on social media because the author, the wonderful Kirsti Call, and her publisher, HMH, are generously offering a giveaway.

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Cover Reveal: POET, PILGRIM, REBEL: The Story of Anne Bradstreet, America’s First Published Poet PLUS Giveaway

WOW! When author Katie Williams told me about her upcoming book, I was thrilled! What a perfect book for Women’s History Month – a story about America’s first published poet…who was a WOMAN!!! It’s an honor to reveal the cover of POET, PILGRIM, REBEL


Written by Katie Munday Williams – Illustrated by Tania Rex – Published by Beaming Books
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