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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

TWO BEARS  – An Epic journey of Hope Written by:  Patricia Hegarty Illustrated by:  Rotem Teplow Published by:   Caterpillar Books – Imprint of the Little Tiger Group, UK 2020 Ages:    3-6 years Theme: Hope, journey,                                                     Opening Lines:   This is … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

STAND UP! SPEAK UP! Written and Illustrated by:  Andrew Joyner Published by:   Schwartz Wade Books, New York  6th October 2020 Ages:    4 – 8 years Theme:   Empowerment, Community, Hope            Opening Lines:   Wake up.  Dress up. Drink up. Eat up. Meet … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

The Little Piece of Red Wool Written by:  Anne-Gaelle Balpe Illustrated by:   Eve Tharlet Published by:    Minedition 2014  Michael Neugebauer Publishing Ltd Ages:    3 – 6 years Theme:   sharing, helping others, flow-on Opening Lines:   Oli had decided to go for … Continue reading

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For Writers, Time IS on Your Side

I love introducing books especially those of writing friends and critique buddies like Carrie Finison’s “Don’t Hug Doug.” Introducing her book, Carrie touches on that very important element in our writing journey that we as writers need to be aware … Continue reading

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          Hi everyone, it’s that time of year when pumpkins lit smiling toothy grins, hot potions are stirring in black pots over smouldering fires and spiders are dancing across their webs scaring children passing by and … Continue reading

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Hi everyone.   Here are the final videos and pics of Vivian’s adventures down-under. It’s taken me awhile to sift through the hundreds of videos and pictures.  In Vivian’s last week here after the SCBWI meeting we drove up the Waitakere … Continue reading

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Hi everyone, welcome  to the first instalment following Vivian on her travels to Australia and New Zealand. I promised to post videos and pictures and I’ve decided to leave the videos till I’m at home or at least post in … 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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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 share her wisdom and tips on her craft.  … Continue reading

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Webinars and a SCBWI Conference coming up!

Hi folks, Sorry I’ve been absent from my post here.  Perfect Picture Book Friday is on a Northern Summer vacation and I had an operation that put me out of action for a few weeks.  Never fear all is good and … Continue reading

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