Marla Frazee Video

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Elizabeth Dulemba, Marla Frazee | 0 comments

Marla Frazee Video

Check out this wonderful video about Marla Frazee. Ms Frazee is one of my favorite illustrators and I enjoyed this video post. Marla talks about her inspirations and passions and we get a glympse into the creative space. I love her little studio! Enjoy! By the way, I found this video on one of the blogs that I follow. I believe I got the link from Elizabeth Dulemba’s blog, another incredibly talented writer and illustrator.

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ALA announces 2016 youth media award winners

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in American Library Assoc., Coretta Scott King Book Awards, John Newbery Medal, Randolph Caldecott Medal | 0 comments

What a wonderful day for Children’s Literature. The American Library Association announced the 2016 youth media award winners this morning. For a detailed list visit http://ala.unikron.com/2016/ but here are some highlights: John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature: “Last Stop on Market Street,” written by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC. Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture...

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Five things I learned about public speaking from children’s books

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Linda Carmichael, Presentations, Public Speaking, School Visits and Presentations, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Most of you know, that I love visiting schools to get kids excited about books, writing and reading as well as illustration. It is such an important part of being a writer or illustrator yet many shy away from such presentations. Fear of public speaking and the anxiety associated with it can be paralyzing to some that they never endeavor to reach out to their audiences in such a way. This is why I’m excited to introduce you to Linda Carmichael who wrote this guest post for my blog. Linda is an expert in public speaking with years of...

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PiBoIdMo 2015 Registration

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in PiBoIdMo, Tara Lazar | 0 comments

PiBoIdMo 2015 Registration

I signed up, Did you? Yes, November is Picture Book Month and Tara Lazar’s PiBoIdMo will once again be in full swing. You have until November 5th, 2015 to register and be eligible for some terrific prizes. Click on the link below to register. http://taralazar.com/2015/10/25/piboidmo-2015-registration-is-open/ Happy creating to you all. T

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RPB Revolution

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Angie Karcher, RPB Revolution | 0 comments

RPB Revolution

Yes, you read correctly! A Rhyming Picture Book Conference. It’s about time, don’t you think? Join me in New York in December for this important event. Learn from rhyme experts how to make your rhyme sing and get the opportunity to submit to editors and agents looking for rhyming picture book manuscripts. Just look at the amazing faculty: Justin Chanda, VP/Publisher Simon & Schuster – BFYR, Atheneum BFYR, Margaret K. McElderry Books Rebecca Davis, Editor – Wordsong & Boyds Mills Press Rachel Orr, Agent –...

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Paul O. Zelinsky and Moose!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Inspiration, KidLit TV, Paul O. Zelinski | 0 comments

If you are not already aware of KidLit TV, you need to hop over to their site (http://kidlit.tv/) or YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/KidLitTV) check it out. It is a great venue to immerse yourself in children’s books, authors and illustrators. You can not only draw inspiration but also educate yourself about what is happening in children’s publishing. Here is a link to an interview with Paul O. Zelinsky just to whet your appetite....

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It’s all about that Rhyme…

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Angie Karcher, Dawn Young, RhyPiBoMo | 1 comment

Oh, what a treat! Take a peek at the parody my friend Dawn Young created for RhyPiBoMo: Are you tapping your toes and are ready to rhyme? Dawn is today’s guest blogger for RhyPiBoMo. You can read her full post here, but I just had to share her video. LOVE IT!

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Opening Pre-RhyPiBoMo Blogger

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Angie Karcher, RhyPiBoMo, Writing Challenge, Writing Event, Writing Resource | 0 comments

  https://angiekarcher.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/pre-rhypibomo-2015-tanja-bauerle/  Take a peep, my friends! I am the opening pre-RhyPiBoMo guest blogger today. Yes, RhyPyBoMo is starting again this year, if you can believe it. Where has this past year flown too? Seeing that I created the artwork for this year’s event, Angie asked me to write a blog post about it. Hop on over and leave me a note. 🙂 In case you are new, RhyPiBoMo 2015 is a month-long writing challenge for children’s writers aspiring to write rhyming picture books...

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I’m featured on the KnotLitMagazine

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Illustration | 0 comments

Take a peek at: http://www.knotlitmagazine.com/ My art and I are featured in their Fall 2014 issue. It’s an online magazine that celebrates diversity through Literature and Art. Have a splendid day....

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Brandon Mull School Visit

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Brandon Mull, Fablehaven, Five Kingdoms, Middle Grade, School Visits and Presentations, Writing Event | 0 comments

Drum roll please… Our next author visit was… BRANDON MULL All right, can you see now why I was so tickled about our next author? What a great visit it was! All of your sixth, seventh and eight grade classes were able to see Brandon’s presentation. Our school was the first school that Brandon visited on his National Tour for book two of the Five Kingdom series,  “Rogue Night.” Kelly Robertson, Susan Shade, Mr. Brandon Mull, and little ‘ol me (we missed you Pam) Here we are in front of our welcome display. As...

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