Category Archives: Picture book

Anticipating the Sydney SCBWI Conference 2019 and a dear Kidlit friend, Vivian Kirkfield’s Adventures down-under!

There is nothing like a conference to bring people from around the world together, and Sydney’s SCBWI Conference in two weeks is no different. While some will come from countries where they are still shovelling snow in 6degC or 42F … 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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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

COME ON TIGER TOM Written and Illustrated by: Gabriel Alborozo Published by: Simon and Schuster 2016 Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: Confidence, Learning Opening Lines: One long, hot summer’s day, Tiger Tom and his mum went out for a … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Rudie Nudie Written and Illustrated by:   Emma Quay. Published by: Harper Collins (Australian) first 2011 and again in paperback 2014 Ages:   2 and up. Theme: nudity, playtime, bath-time, bedtime. Opening Lines: One, two Rudie Nudie, Rudie Nudie in the bath. … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Adelaide’s Secret World Written and Illustrated by:   Elise Hurst Ages : 4 – 8 years Publisher: Allen and Unwin November 2015 Theme: Courage, change, and finding ones soul mate. Opening Lines: Adelaide lived in a little old shop behind a … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

SNOW Written and Illustrated by: Sam Usher Published by: Templar Publishing 2014 Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: Patience, eagerness, prepared Opening Lines: When I woke up this morning it was snowing! I couldn’t wait to go to the park. … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

With the news this week of one of New Zealand’s sporting legend’s death at the young age of 40 years, Jono Lomu was known around the world as a Rugby great…  It is a time of remembering and reflecting on … Continue reading

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“SHOW ME HOW!”

Hi Everyone, After a hectic few weeks it has been lovely taking time out to relax away from work, catch up on some revision and even draft a new picture book story for my June 12×12 group. Also I have … Continue reading

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BOOK LOVE – A Blog Hop

I was deciding what to post this week when my dear writing buddy Carrie tagged me in a BOOK LOVE  of a blogging kind. Don’t you just love  the adorable badge that Dana Carey designed for this?  As Carrie points out we … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

CLEMENTINE’S WALK Written and Illustrated by: Annie White Published by: New Frontier Publishing Pty Ltd, in Australia 2013 Ages:   2 – 5 years Theme: patience, persistence, loyalty Opening Lines: Clementine was very bored, with nothing left to do. Then looking … Continue reading

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