Category Archives: Literature

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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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

I thought it was about time I reviewed and shared another lovely kiwi picture book. This is true kiwi fun. A Hippo Lives in Havelock Written by: Brett Avison Illustrated by: Scott Tulloch Published by: David Bateman Ltd, New Zealand … Continue reading

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Write a story in 50 Precious Words

Hi everyone, There is a contest going on over at my dear writing friends blog – Picture Books help Kids Soar. Writing a story using 50 precious words.  Hurray along to her blog and check out what you need to do … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Yay!!!   So Perfect Picture Book weekly postings on the lovely Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog is back in full swing and I so love joining the others and meeting up with new bloggers and enjoying their Picture Book choices.   Yeah I … Continue reading

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Quincy and Buck

Welcome to another World of Ink Blog Hop…..  Author: Camille Matthews Illustrator: Michelle Black Publisher: Pathfinder Equine Publications (March 15, 2014) ISBN-10: 0981924042 ISBN-13: 978-0981924045 Ages: 5 – 7 years,   Kindergarten – 2 Book Series:   Quincy the Horse Books Theme:   Bullying, … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

No English Written by: Jacqueline Jules Illustrated by: Amy Huntington Published by: Mitten Press, Imprint of Ann Arbor Media Group LLC 2007 Ages: 5 – 10 years Theme:   cross-culture friendship, misunderstanding Opening sentence: “No English,” the new girl said, shaking … Continue reading

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International Dot Day – 15 September 2013

Today is International Dot Day, based on Peter H. Reynolds book, The Dot.  It will be celebrated all week-long. Children from 82 countries have signed up to participate in this week’s many activities.  They will be using their imaginations and creativity to make their … Continue reading

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Tomato and Pea: Blog Tour

Well, we have so much to celebrate over these two weeks.  Imagine balloons, party-poppers, fizzy drinks, nuts, chips and hamburgers!  What on earth are we celebrating you may well ask? Remember back in January 2012 I interviewed a young man … Continue reading

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Hi there! It’s been awhile since I have been here. While the northern hemisphere enjoys their summer we are in the midst of winter. It’s been wet and woolly, with slippery roads and road works, power cuts, and with the … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Quotes in life and writing!

“The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.”         -by Edward Gibbon “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.  Let him step to the … Continue reading

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