Category Archives: Children’s literature

“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

A T-Wit for a T-Woo Written by : Charlie Farley Illustrated by: Layn Marlow Published by:  Orchard Books, April 2018 Ages:   3 – 5 years Theme: friendship, self-belief Opening Lines: There once was an owl who lived in a wood, … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Happy Multicultural Children’s Book Day everyone!   And since I have a lovely writing buddy due to visit me in a months time, all the way from a New England village in the USA,  I thought I would share a tongue-in-cheek story about … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Lena’s Shoes are Nervous – a first day of school dilemma Written by: Keith Calabrese Illustrated by: Juana Medina Published by: Atheneum Books for Young Readers Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: Bravery, empowerment, fear Opening Lines: Today is a … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Yay!  Perfect Picture Book is back and boy do I have some treats in store for you this year….. The lines on Nana’s face Written and Illustrated by: Simona Ciraolo Published by: Flying Eye Books October 2016 Ages:   3 – … Continue reading

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RENOWNED AMERICAN AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR ROSEMARY WELLS ARRIVES IN NZ

After arriving earlier in the day to a rather wet Auckland , renowned Author/Illustrator Rosemary Wells in an informal get together spoke to our NZ SCBWI group at The Dorothy Butler Children’s Bookshop last night.to share her wisdom and tips on her craft.  … Continue reading

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THE DIAMOND & THE BOY: Thirteen Different Openings

I’m so proud to introduce the author of The Diamond and The Boy, Hannah Holt. A dear friend and critique buddy for the past seven years I have come to know Hannah never does things by halves. Many of you … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Love Enough for Two Written and Illustrated by: Jane Chapman Published by:  Little Tiger Press (January 12, 2017) Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: sharing, sibling rivalry Opening Lines: “Mo!” called Grandma one evening “I’ve got a lovely surprise down … Continue reading

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AN SCBWI MEETING WITH ILLUSTRATOR BRIAN LOVELOCK

Whether it was the irresistibly warm spring day or that it was the first day of school holidays, there appeared to be only a small turnout at the Auckland SCBWI meeting on Saturday.  For whatever reason those of us who were … Continue reading

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Rice From Heaven

I am so excited to be holding this beautiful picture book, “Rice from Heaven” written by the lovely Tina Cho and illustrated by Keum Jin Song. It finally arrived down-under, New Zealand. I can’t believe it’s here. It is very special … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The Snow Lion Written: Jim Helmore Illustrated by: Richard Jones Published by: Simon & Schuster, London, Uk. September 2017 Ages:   2 years and over. Theme: Friendship, courage. Opening Lines: Caro and her mum went to live in a new house … Continue reading

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