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...
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...
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...
My Bumpy Journey to Becoming an Agented Author

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

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...