PB Spotlight: COCO: MIGUEL AND THE GRAND HARMONY by Matt de la Peña & illustrated by Ana Ramírez

About the Book: Title: COCO: MIGUEL AND THE GRAND HARMONY by Matt de la Peña, and illustrated by Ana Ramírez Pub. Date: October 10, 2017 Publisher: Disney Press This jacketed picture book pairs Newbery Winner Matt de la Pe a and Pixar artist Ana Ram rez with the highly anticipated Pixar Studios film, Coco. Featuring a beautiful original story based … More PB Spotlight: COCO: MIGUEL AND THE GRAND HARMONY by Matt de la Peña & illustrated by Ana Ramírez

Q & A with PB author Annie Silvestro – with a spotlight on her new release, Mice Skating

  MICE SKATING is the story of a mouse who loves winter and who does everything she can to get her friends to join her in the cold. This funny, punny love song to winter – and to one brave, bold, and generous mouse – will have kids bundling up for some cold-weather fun of … More Q & A with PB author Annie Silvestro – with a spotlight on her new release, Mice Skating

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)