Sunday, August 18th, 2019


The third word in Jane Yolen’s list of “Ten Words Every Picture Book Author Should Know” is Child-Centeredness. I’ve written about this in previous blog posts, but it bears repeating: the heroes, or protagonists, of children’s books must be characters that young readers can identify with and relate to.  Jane takes this notion one step […]

Why You MUST Write That Children’s Book

I was recently interviewed for the esteemed blog “Cynsations,” run by the very talented YA author Cynthia Leitich Smith.  It was a real honor – Cynthia’s site is among the most respected, and followed, in the Kid Lit blogosphere – but it also gave me an opportunity to reflect on a core value of mine, […]

Thanks to You: Wisdom from Mother & Child

  Thanks to You: Wisdom from Mother & Child (Hardcover) by Julie Andrews Edwards (Author), Emma Walton Hamilton (Author) Reading level: Baby-Preschool Thanks to you . . . a cloud becomes a castle for a king Thanks to you . . . I notice wonder in the smallest thing Children learn much about the world […]