Category Archives: Picture book

“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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Kiwi SCBWI Workshop 201

Spring is a lovely time of year, don’t you agree? On a sunny spring day last weekend I attended the Kiwi SCBWI Picture Books 201 workshop headed by award-winning author and illustrator, Sally Sutton and Nina Rycroft. After attending last year’s … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Steam Train, Dream Train Written by: Sherri Dusky Rinker Illustrated by: Tom Lichtenheld Published by: Chronicle Books LLC 2013 Ages:   4 – 6 years Theme: Trains, animals, night-time Opening Lines:   Through the darkness, clickety-clack…   coming closer, down the track… hold … Continue reading

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Phyllis’s Fun Fashion Show

Yeah, well I must be crazy, but I thought I would try and sneak in to post something I had been playing with today.  It’s rough but ready. Susanna Leonard Hill a lovely writing pal has been having some fun … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

I know Christmas has passed by now, but I just couldn’t resist posting this.  It’s not so much about Christmas as year round compassion and sacrifice, love and understanding, we need to teach children all year round.  This is gorgeous! Pashmina … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Callie Cat, Ice Skater By:   Eileen Spinelli, Illustrated by:  Anne Kennedy Published by:  Albert Whitman & Company, in Illinois USA2007 Age:  5years and up. Theme:  Joy, Friendship, First Lines:  Winter was Callie’s favourite season.  In winter she would go ice … Continue reading

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Looking ahead – 2014

  The first two days of the bright, sparkling New Year has been about catching up with dear friends.  I love it when I hop on Facebook for a few minutes only to have a writer friend or two pop … Continue reading

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Christmas Blessings and Best Wishes for 2014

Nga mihi o te Kirihimete ki a koe  (Christmas geetings to you. It comes but once a year and wherever you are no doubt you will be celebrating it in some form or another.  For some it’s the finishing of school or business … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Sadie – The Air Mail Pilot Written and Illustrated by:  Kellie Strom Published by:  David Pickling Books  2007 Ages:   5 – 8 years Themes:  determination, courage Opening Lines:   Once upon a time a few brave pilots in little planes flew … Continue reading

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Month of Idea’s and a SCBWI Workshop

November is one of the busiest times of the year for writer’s,  with so much going on in different groups.  Writing festivals, conferences are just a couple.   There are also great fun ways of gaining ideas and encouraging each other … Continue reading

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