Tag: literacy

Nonfiction picture books have pandemic Book Birthdays too!

Have you had a birthday during this pandemic? Do you know friends or family who have had to scale down or cancel Birthday parties in the past months? Wonderful children’s authors have had to do the same! Aimée Bissonette: It’s been a wild year, hasn’t it? I have four books out this year… *ED note: Aimée’s… Read more »

It’s (almost) Gurple and Preen’s #BookBirthday!

I am honored and excited to chat with author Linda Sue Park (L.) and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi (R.) about their wonderful picture book, GURPLE AND PREEN–a Broken Crayon Cosmic Adventure (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) which releases NEXT WEEK. Let the cosmic adventures begin!  Q1 What was the inspiration for GURPLE AND… Read more »

Raising Readers –Tips from an editor, an author, and an illustrator

If you follow Carol Hinz (@CarolCHinz Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books at Lerner Publishing Group) you know she has tweeted many wonderful stories about her boys READING.  Author Katey Howes (RISSY NO KISSIES / Lerner 2021; WOVEN OF THE WORLD / Chronicle 2021; MAGNOLIA MUDD /Sterling; and BE A MAKER /Carolrhoda —details here.)… Read more »

3 NEW Picture Book Pairings

These picture book pairings are for busy PreK-2 Teachers and Librarians: I’m sure you’ll agree that pairing picture books on a similar topic is a fabulous way to introduce new genres to students. With the school year winding down, and your summer book lists growing, here are three pairings of new and upcoming picture books… Read more »

Getting started: Picture Book writing for Student Authors.

Dear Wonderful Teachers: Yes–YOU. On Monday, I talked to a class of Student Authors who are writing their own picture books, and weren’t sure how to get started. It reminded me of the Picture Book Unit that was always a hit with my students. Have you ever tried this? Pair up Kinders or first graders with your Student… Read more »