What this blog is about.
If you love picture books, you are in the right place!
This blog is all about picture books. My journey as I work toward publishing, tips on organizing, sharing, and enjoying picture books, as well as several themed booklists.
If you are interested in hearing about my FAVORITE picture book finds, you can catch me daily on Instagram:
Who I am.
My name is Jamie Bills. In the summer of 2010, I was pregnant and living in Norman, Oklahoma. I had an active two-year-old and a husband in grad school. We had little money, but I had to get out of the house. The public library was air-conditioned and free. I began a quest to read every picture book in the library with my daughter. We would read some books at the library, then check 30 out at a time. By the time my husband graduated we had read 1,215 books.
That was the beginning.
Since that time, I have read thousands and thousands of picture books while adding two daughters, a dog and three states to my life story. The library, bookshops and used-book stores are the first places I locate when we move.
We now live in Michigan. I volunteer at the local library, so that I can be surrounded by books. I also write my own picture books I hope to publish one day.
In the meantime-
I want to share this passion with you.
Picture books are small but powerful. They can transport, evoke emotion or change perspective with minimal words. Nothing beats a snuggle with a little one and a good picture book.