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  My Rainy Day Rocket Ship Written by Markette Sheppard Illustrated by Charly Palmer A Denene Millner Book — May 2020 978-1-5344-6177-2 32 Pages   Age 4—8 Genre:  Children’s Picture Book, Fiction Themes: Spaceships, Imagination   Inside Jacket Flap Rainy days are no match for this little astronaut, who uses everyday household items—and his super imagination—to … [...]
Sun, Feb 28, 2021, Continue reading at the source
    JUMP AT THE SUN The True Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston Written by Alicia D. Williams Illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara Atheneum BYR—January 2021 978-1-5344-1913-1 48 Pages   Age 4—8 Genre:  Children’s Picture Book, Fiction Themes: Biography, Novelist & Folklorist   Inside Jacket Flap “ZORA was a girl who hankered for tales like … [...]
Thu, Feb 25, 2021, Continue reading at the source
  Juan Hormiga Written and Illustrated by Gustavo Roldán Translated from Spanish by Robert Croll Elsewhere Editions—February 2021 978-1-939810-82-3 64 Pages   Age 4—8 Genre:  Children’s Picture Book, Fiction Themes: Storytelling, Adventures, Community   Synopsis Juan Hormiga, the greatest storyteller of his entire anthill, loves to recount his fearless grandfather’s adventures. When Juan and his fellow … [...]
Mon, Feb 01, 2021, Continue reading at the source
  ALL RIGHT ALREADY!:  A SNOWY STORY Series: Goodnight Already #4 Written by Jory John Illustrated by Benji Davies HarperCollins Children’s Books—2018 978-0-06-237099-0 32 Pages   Age 4—8 Genre:  Children’s Picture Book, Fiction Themes: Friendships, Opposites, One-Sided Relationships   Jacket Flap: Duck wants to play in the snow. But Bear thinks it’s waaaaay too cold. Who … [...]
Fri, Jan 22, 2021, Continue reading at the source
THE ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE Series:  Wilderlore, Book 1 Written by Amanda Foody Margaret K. McElderry Books—March 30, 2021 978-1-5344-7756-8 304 Pages   Age 8—12 Genre:  Middle Grade Novel, Fantasy Themes: Magical Beasts, Friendship, Life-Changing Events Back Cover THE PEOPLE OF DULLSHIRE didn’t like laziness—naps were deeply forbidden. They hated visitors—visitors could mean tax collectors, circus performers, or … [...]
Fri, Jan 15, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Do You Have a Hat?
Before I get to Perfect Picture Book Friday I’d like to tell you that Felicia and I have the latest episode of The Write Chat up! In this episode we hunt track down and interview award-winning author/illustrator MATT PHELAN! CLICK on over to –~Watch me make a fool of myself Witness the mayhem that occurs when Erik & Felicia forget to book their guest.~Find out what Mr. Phelan would do with Jeanne Birdsall’s shopping list.~Find out what the set rules are to make a graphic novel.~PLUS we have a fun quiz where you can win prizes. Sign up for our newsletter to be informed of when our monthly Vlog goes live and stay up to date on our future guests.On the website you can submit your own questions to ask our upcoming guest. They include; New York Times award-winning author, Chris Grabenstein; Amazon best-selling author, Bart King; Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, author of the awesome new series The Guardian Herd, Tara Lazar author of The Monstore, mastermind and  head honcho of PiBoIdMo; and award-winning author/illustrator (and all around very cool guy) Tom Angleberger !WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!? CLICK HERE – NO WAIT!!! First read my Perfect Picture Book Friday post – Susanna Leonard Hill [...]
Tue, Sep 29, 2020, Continue reading at the source

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