Remember those old Doublemint gum commercials? Well, today we have double your pleasure and double your fun with this DOUBLE COVER REVEAL for a long-time kidlit friend of mine, Heather Kinser. Her entry into a past #50PreciousWords Contest was the seed for her debut picture book, SMALL MATTERS…and now she’s got two more!
Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends! I’m so happy to be back doing picture book reviews. The #50PreciousWords Contest kept me pretty busy – congratulations to ALL who participated…the generous industry pros who donated critiques, seats in writing classes, and books…my amazing judges, Maria Marshall, Julie Abery and Diane Tulloch…plus the 390 brave souls who shared their wonderful stories and the many people who took their time to leave 5734 positive, encouraging, and supportive comments. WOW!
We are in a new era – it almost feels like we are existing in a science fiction novel – and the author hasn’t finished the final chapters so we can’t skip ahead to find out how it ends. My heart goes out to those whose health has been impacted…to families struggling to keep things together as parents and children adjust to remote working/learning…to businesses trying to find new ways to create revenue.
I am, however, a very optimistic person…my sister used to call me Pollyanna because 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 →