From KidLit Reviews – THE BIG BOOK OF BEASTS by Yuval Zommer

Sue Morris reviewed The Big Book of Beasts by Yuval Zommer on her blog, KidLit Reviews, and I wanted to share. Zommer defines beasts as, “Beasts are deadly, cunning and most importantly, wild!” See which animals are included in this non-fiction picture book full of interesting illustrations. Click on the link below to read Sue’s review … More From KidLit Reviews – THE BIG BOOK OF BEASTS by Yuval Zommer

PB Flashback: 1990’s

Time for one last walk down PB memory lane…this time a look back at the 1990’s. Which one is your favorite? Have any to add? I love revisiting old(er) picture books, some are classics and others spark personal memories. Hope you enjoy 🙂 Note: Listed by Title/Author/Illustrator/Date of First Publication Possum Magic written by Mem … More PB Flashback: 1990’s

Picture Book Dummy, Picture Book Construction: Know Your Layout (wise words from author Tara Lazar)

I am spending my Sunday tinkering with pagination of some of my picture books. It’s proving to be trickier than it sounds. I had bookmarked an incredible post about picture book layouts by Tara Lazar way back when and I finally dug it up again. Tara is the author of four picture books: The Monstore, … More Picture Book Dummy, Picture Book Construction: Know Your Layout (wise words from author Tara Lazar)

PB Flashback Series: Part One, 1940’s – 1970’s

In thinking about what to write about for my first PB post, I started reflecting on the history of picture books. With that in mind, I’d like to feature a series on classic picture books throughout the decades. Sometimes a look into the past will help us (writers) to find fresh ideas. This week, I’ll begin with … More PB Flashback Series: Part One, 1940’s – 1970’s