The Best “How-To” and Cumulative Picture Books
If you want to read or write in a non-traditional story format, cumulative and how-to books add a fun variation....
The Best Picture Books about Pirates
Aaarrrrrrr you ready for some spectacular pirate books? I recently went on a deep ocean dive of pirate books. Here be...
The Best Picture Books for Valentine’s Day
Looking for Valentine's Day picture books to share with your littles (or enjoy yourself)? Look no further! Here are...
My Bumpy Journey to Becoming an Agented Author
(Que Squealing and Jumping around!!!!) My excited face here is REAL! I printed this sign and took the photo shortly...
Funniest Picture Books of 2023
Every week I post a humorous picture book on Instagram using the hashtag #funnybookfriday. After a lot of internal...
The Author(ish) Podcast (Plus other helpful podcasts)
I don't know about you, but it feels like there are rarely enough hours in the day for all I would like to accomplish...
Writing Treasures from the SCBWI-MI ’23 Conference
In April 2023 SCBWI-MI held a conference in Livonia, Michigan at the Vistatech Center. It was my first IN-PERSON...
Bodies Are Cool
As we teach our kids to be grateful for their bodies, we shift the focus from body image to body appreciation....
Simple Paper Flowers from Old Book Pages
I was looking up craft ideas for old books when I came across these beautiful paper flowers- Of course, we had to give...
The Best Picture Books for Earth Day
The recent years have been INCREDIBLE for new EARTH DAY books! I am super excited to share some of my favorites with...
The Best Picture Books about Pirates
Aaarrrrrrr you ready for some spectacular pirate books? I recently went on a deep ocean dive of pirate books. Here be my FAVORITES of the 58 pirate-themed children's books I scavenged. The 9 BEST picture books about pirates: HOW I BECAME A PIRATE by Melinda Long &...
The Best Picture Books for Valentine’s Day
Looking for Valentine's Day picture books to share with your littles (or enjoy yourself)? Look no further! Here are some of my favorites, old and new: THE DAY IT RAINED HEARTS by Felicia Bond is about a girl named Cornelia Augusta who discovers that it is raining...
My Bumpy Journey to Becoming an Agented Author
(Que Squealing and Jumping around!!!!) My excited face here is REAL! I printed this sign and took the photo shortly after signing a contract agreement to be represented by Amy Nielsen with The Purcell Agency! Just thinking about this moment still fills me with happy...
Funniest Picture Books of 2023
Every week I post a humorous picture book on Instagram using the hashtag #funnybookfriday. After a lot of internal debate, here are the funniest 8 books released in 2023 and a little insight into the method of humor each author used for their book. Check these books...

Bodies Are Cool

As we teach our kids to be grateful for their bodies, we shift the focus from body image to body...

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The Best “How-To” and Cumulative Picture Books

The Best “How-To” and Cumulative Picture Books

If you want to read or write in a non-traditional story format, cumulative and how-to books add a fun variation. Cumulative Stories (or chain tales) contain dialogue or action that repeats and builds throughout the story. "How-To" Picture Books are often written in...

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The Best Picture Books about Pirates

The Best Picture Books about Pirates

Aaarrrrrrr you ready for some spectacular pirate books? I recently went on a deep ocean dive of pirate books. Here be my FAVORITES of the 58 pirate-themed children's books I scavenged. The 9 BEST picture books about pirates: HOW I BECAME A PIRATE by Melinda Long &...

read more
The Best Picture Books for Valentine’s Day

The Best Picture Books for Valentine’s Day

Looking for Valentine's Day picture books to share with your littles (or enjoy yourself)? Look no further! Here are some of my favorites, old and new: THE DAY IT RAINED HEARTS by Felicia Bond is about a girl named Cornelia Augusta who discovers that it is raining...

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