Monthly Archives: January 2011

What IS a picture book?

A picture book is a type of children’s book, a genre. And a picture book is more than a story with pictures. As I see it, Picture Book is a form of art.  It calls together two other arts, visual … Continue reading

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Picture Books Make a Difference

Picture books matter to children. When I was a teacher, I watched preschool children listen ardently to picture book stories read aloud. Children were affected emotionally by these stories and illustrations in a similar way that adults are affected by … Continue reading

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Football Feet

“Who will win this whirling, twirling, rolling, bouncing football game? Two animal teams, Cheetahs and Rockets, battle it out in this football game in rhyme.” (UK Simon & Schuster website). In 2003 UK Simon & Schuster also released a new … Continue reading

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Soccer Beat

  In 2003, my picture book, Soccer Beat, was published by Margaret K. McElderry Books. I had first met my editor extraordinaire at a Big Sky Montana SCBWI writer’s conference. She (and Simon & Schuster) offered me a contract for … Continue reading

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