Pinkalicious

Written by Victoria and Elizabeth KannIllustrated by Victoria KannPublished 2006 Sister duo Victoria and Elizabeth brought Pinkalicious to life and spawned a whole set of picture books, easy readers, and even a TV show. Pinkalicious is a young girl who, bored with the rainy day, makes cupcakes with her mom and brother. "More!" she demands... Continue Reading →

Rita and Ralph’s Rotten Day

Written by Carmen Agra DeedyIllustrated by Pete OswaldPublished 2020 Rita and Ralph are best friends, living just a couple of hills apart. They have a special pinkie-shake and love to play games together. During a new game Rita gets hurt and they both are so confused as to what to do they each run home.In... Continue Reading →

Little Wise Wolf

Written by Gijs van der HammenIllustrated by Hanneke SiemensmaTranslated by Laura Watkinson It's not often I get picture books that are translations, but this is the second one read this fall. Little Wise Wolf was written by Gijs van der Hammen from the Netherlands. It is a quiet, flowing tale about Wolf, a wise wolf... Continue Reading →

Fern and Otto

Fern and Otto, A Story About Two Best FriendsWritten and illustrated by Stephanie GraeginPublished 2020 This is a story for kids (and grownups) who like stories - reading stories or telling/writing stories or all of the above. Fern and Otto are best friends and live together in their tree home. Fern decides to write a... Continue Reading →

Red Butterfly

Red Butterfly, How a Princess Smuggled the Secret of Silk Out of ChinaWords by Deborah NoyesIllustrated by Sophie BlackallPublished 2007 As a Chinese princess prepares to leave her home and family to go marry a prince of Khotan she reflects upon the many wonderful sights and splendors she will have to leave behind.There are the... Continue Reading →

Feel the Fog

Words and photos by April Pulley SayrePublished 2020 Feel the Fog is a beautiful example of a non-fiction picture book. Beautiful in artwork, the photos are crisp and clear. They show the haze of fog covering and hiding the world, Beautiful in words, the lyrical text is informative and flowy. On every page the reader... Continue Reading →

LillyBelle, A Damsel NOT in Distress

Words by Joana PastroIllustrated by Jhon OrtizPublished in 2020 LillyBelle enjoys many lessons and activities at Lady Frilly's School for Damsels, except for one thing - that a damsel in distress must wait patiently for rescue. LillyBelle declares she won't be in distress, and ends up having to put her resolution to the test. With... Continue Reading →

Shawn Loves Sharks

By Curtis ManleyIllustrated by Tracy SubisakPublished 2017 Shawn is a boy, a boy who loves sharks. He loves everything about them, even their dark, blank eyes. He spends his time at the playground chasing the other kid and yelling “chomp chomp chomp!” When a school assignment forces him out of his shark bubble, Shawn has... Continue Reading →

Halloweensie 2020

It is time for the 10th Halloweensie contest. Ten years, wow! I didn't know about it before joining Twitter, so I'm excited to both experience it and participate for the first time. The premise is write a Halloween themed story in 100 words or fewer and it has to be written for kids 12 and... Continue Reading →

Why is the Sugar Gone?

As the co-hosts of the Fall Writing Frenzy work so hard to read and judge all the fantastic entries, they've also shared some challenges and prompts. They're really going above and beyond to create and foster a community of writers.And the prize donors need lots of love and support too, so check them out!My original... Continue Reading →

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