Category Archives: Literature

“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Bigger than a Dream Written by:  Jef Aerts Illustrated by:  Marit Tornqvist Originally Published by:  Levine  Querido, Books Netherlands 2013  Translated by David Colmer and published in November 2020 by First Printing. Ages:    4 – 8 years Theme: Life, death, … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

A FLOOD OF KINDNESS I’m sitting wrapped warm, fluffy woolly socks on my feet on a cool autumn evening and this beautiful book on my lap, having arrived in the post, listening to the hum of soft rain outside and … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Leyla Written and Illustrated by:  Galia Bernstein Published by:   Abrams Books for Young Readers New York 2019 Ages:    4 – 9 years Theme: exploration, family and individuality. Opening Lines:   Leyla has a mother and a father… and nine aunts and … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Nara and the Island Written and Illustrated by:  Dan Ungureanu Published by:   Andersen Press, UK & USA  2016 Ages:    4 – 9 years Theme: exploration, bravery, making new friends            Opening Lines:   My home is so small, you can’t lose … Continue reading

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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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SUSANNA’S HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST FOR CHILDREN’S WRITERS.

          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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VIVIAN’S ADVENTURES DOWNUNDER PART 8/FINAL VIDEO’S AND PICS.

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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