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Zachariah OHora Interview and Book Giveaway

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I've been a fan of Zach OHora's books ever since spotting one…
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Hey, Coach! (and the Value of Trying Again)

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One of the more challenging aspects of writing picture books…
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Meeting Illustrators

One of the things I love most about writing picture books is…
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Timing is Everything

I have two new picture books out this month, published a week…
One Family

One Family = Counting + Unity

One of the things I love about picture books is that they can…
★  PW: "A boisterous update of this seasonal song." (Oct 2015); B&N's Top Picture Book of the Month

Meet Kim Smith--and OVER THE RIVER & THROUGH THE WOOD Giveaway!

I really admire artistic talent (since I have so little myself),…
Lillian's Right to Vote

Celebrating the Right to Vote

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When I think of non-fiction books with a distinctive voice, I…
I'm My Own Dog

Dog Adopts Man (and Other Role Reversals)

Manuscript feeling a bit stale? Need a fresh take on the ordinary?…
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SCBWI Carolinas Conference September 2015

The SCBWI Carolinas chapter has another fabulous conference coming…
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Learning from Llamas

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Not sure how I missed Anna Dewdney's bestselling Llama Llama…
Wild About Us!

Queen of the Rollicking Read-Alouds

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Karen Beaumont, one of my favorite picture book authors, has…
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Twenty Year Anniversary and Book Giveaway

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Twenty years ago this month I quit my job at UCLA to write children's…
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Few Words, Plenty of Action

Author Margie Palatini is known for her lively, clever, and pun-filled…
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Poetry for Picture Book Writers

Reading poetry—in particular, reading poetry aloud—can be…
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You Byun and Little Baby Buttercup

To celebrate the publication of Little Baby Buttercup (Nancy…