Author Archives: Diane Tulloch

About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY of … MY BREAKFAST WITH JESUS by Tina Cho

Written by; Tina Cho Illustrated by; Guy Wolek Published by; Harvest House (2020) Ages: 4-8 Themes: Diversity, Faith, Compassion Synopsis: From Amazon: For more than 2,000 years, people have started their day with a delicious meal in their bellies and … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Thunder Horse Written by:  Eve Bunting Illustrated by:   Dennis Nolan Published by:    Roaring Brook Press (November 14, 2017) Ages:    3 – 6 years Theme:   love, letting go, magic Opening Lines:   My Aunt Aldora gave me a tiny horse, no bigger … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Once, I was Loved Written and Illustrated by:  Belinda Landsberry Illustrated by: Published by:    EK Books (October 15, 2019) Ages:    4 -11 years Theme:   friendship, humanity, love. Opening Lines:   Hey, it’s me! Tock! Down here in the Charity Box.  I’m … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Wake Up, Island Written by:  Mary Casanova Illustrated by:  Woodcuts by Nick Wroblewski Published by:    Univ Of Minnesota Press; 1 edition (February 24, 2016 Ages:    4 -7 years Theme:   nature, animals, woodlands Opening Lines:   While you sleep, the day is … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

The FIX IT Man Written by:  Dimity Powell Illustrated by:  Nicky Johnston Published by:    EK Books, Imprint of Exisle Pub Pty Ltd 2017 Ages:    4 -8 years Theme:   grief, loss, resilience Opening Lines:   My dad can fix anything. It’s what … Continue reading

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Memories – plus the WINNER of a wonderful giveaway!

 In a time of nervous concern, panic buying, and stun wonder at how such a serious virus as the Coronavirus could be happening with closures of festivals, concerts, schools, travel flights etc…  Doesn’t the world feel like a small place … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

The Snow Wombat Written by:  Susannah Chambers Illustrated by:  Mark Jackson Published by:    Allen & Unwin (October 1, 2016) Ages:    3 – 6 years Theme:   snow, adventure Opening Lines:   Snow on the stockman’s hut.  Snow on the crows. Snow on … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Imagine That     – a Hoot & Olive Story Written and Illustrated by:   Jonathan D. Voss Published by:    Henry Holt and Company New York 2019 Ages:    4 – 8 years Theme:   imagination, friendship, keep trying Opening Lines:   Olive had a great … Continue reading

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VIVIAN KIRKFIELD – AN ANNIVERSARY, FRIENDSHIP, AND MAKING THEIR VOICES HEARD

Hi everyone, I can’t believe it’s a year today since Vivian Kirkfield and I flew to Auckland NZ from Australia after meeting up at the SCBWI Sydney Conference 2019 three days earlier for the first time.  A YEAR TODAY!  Wow!  … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Luna and the Moon Rabbit Written and Illustrated by:   Camille Whitcher Published by:    Scribblers; Illustrated edition (August 7, 2018) Ages:    3 years and up. Theme:   friendship, imagination, bedtime Opening Lines:   Luna was sitting with her Grandma gazing up at the … Continue reading

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