Category Archive: illustrators

Food Writing, Community Building, and a Book Giveaway


Writing workshop thrives when a community of children come together as writers who know each other. The first six weeks of school is when we build community. Here’s one way to build relationships and encourage kids to write about one of their favorite things simultaneously.

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a copy of Eric Carle and Friends’ newest book, What’s Your Favorite Food?

Let Them Color, Because…


How often do your students get to color?
How often do your students get to illustrate their books in color?
Do your students color with meaning and purpose?

This post shares research and tips for making writing workshop more colorful (in any grade!).

Teachable Concepts for Young Kids Through Cooking


Author and illustrator Melissa Iwai explains how cooking provides many teachable aspects to explore, such as counting, observing, and following a series of steps.

How NOT to Publish a Picture Book.


Author/illustrator Val Jones’s first picture book, Who Wants Broccoli? was released earlier this month. She tells us about her path to publication in today’s Author Spotlight post.

Being an Illustrator on Both Sides of the Fence


Mike Curato, author and illustrator of the Little Elliot books, steps into TWT’s Author Spotlight today.

Five on Friday + Book Giveaways


Want to obtain some high quality professional development at no cost to you? Need some books to sink your teeth into this summer? Feel like kicking back and just enjoying some time off? If you answered “yes,” to one of these questions, then read on!

Author & Illustrators as Mentors


It is important to say the name of the author and the illustrator when you read a picture book.