Tag Archives: Susanna Leonard Hill

“PERFECT PICTURE BOOK – FRIDAY” – with Vivian Kirkfield

I’m so delighted to have my dear friend and critique buddy Vivian Kirkfield here with me in New Zealand. I often have to pinch myself that she is really here with me and I thought what a wonderful opportunity to … Continue reading

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Oh, Guilty Heart! – The 4th Annual Valentiny Writing Contest!

Yep it’s that wonderful time of year.  When hearts are a fluttering, love is in the air and someone somewhere is holding an expensive bunch of red roses and a delicious box of chocolates.  (Well I can only hope)  It’s Susanna … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

  When You’re Going to the Moon Written by : Sasha Beekman Illustrated by: Vivienne To Published by:  Affirm Press, Melbourne, Australia Ages:   3 – 7 years Theme: dreams, reaching for the stars. Courage, joy of adventure Opening Lines: There’s … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

A T-Wit for a T-Woo Written by : Charlie Farley Illustrated by: Layn Marlow Published by:  Orchard Books, April 2018 Ages:   3 – 5 years Theme: friendship, self-belief Opening Lines: There once was an owl who lived in a wood, … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Lena’s Shoes are Nervous – a first day of school dilemma Written by: Keith Calabrese Illustrated by: Juana Medina Published by: Atheneum Books for Young Readers Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: Bravery, empowerment, fear Opening Lines: Today is a … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Yay!  Perfect Picture Book is back and boy do I have some treats in store for you this year….. The lines on Nana’s face Written and Illustrated by: Simona Ciraolo Published by: Flying Eye Books October 2016 Ages:   3 – … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Love Enough for Two Written and Illustrated by: Jane Chapman Published by:  Little Tiger Press (January 12, 2017) Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: sharing, sibling rivalry Opening Lines: “Mo!” called Grandma one evening “I’ve got a lovely surprise down … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The Second Sky Written by: Patrick Guest Illustrated by: Jonathan Bentley Published by: Little Hare Books   2017 Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: dreams, limitations, discovering oneself. Opening Lines: Gilbert peeked out from his egg and saw the sky for … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

FUZZY DOODLE Written by: Melinda Szymanik Illustrated by: Donovan Bixley Published by: Scholastic, New Zealand June 2016 Ages:   3 – 7 years (but could be for any age) Theme: Birth, Growth, Imagination Opening Lines: Fuzzy started as a scribble, just … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

MY OLD PAL, OSCAR Written by: Amy Hest Illustrated by: Amy Bates Published by: Abrams Books for young readers, New York 2016 Ages:   4 – 7 Years Theme: Friendship, Loss, Grief, New beginnings Opening Lines: Hello, you. Who are you? … Continue reading

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