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Category Archives: Literature
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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VIVIAN’S ADVENTURES DOWNUNDER
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
Posted in Literature, SCBWI, Vivian's Adventures down under Tagged Essie White, Kiwi-SCBWI, SCBWI Aust, Vivian Kirkfield 13 Comments
“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
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
Posted in Children's literature, Literature, Picture book, SCBWI Tagged Children's Stories, Children's writers, Frances Plumpton, Rosemary Wells, SCBWI 2 Comments
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
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
Posted in Literature Tagged 50 Precious words, Creative Writing, Puppy Love, Vivian Kirkfield 12 Comments
“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