Ida, Always is a gentle and honest picture book for helping young children deal with and talk about loss. It’s also an excellent mentor text you can use in writing workshop.
Sharing some highlights from the New Jersey Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Annual Conference, which took place this past weekend.
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.
Opening lines should draw readers into the world of a story & involve them from the start.
Last weekend I took a major step forward towards my dream of publishing children’s books. I attended the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Annual Conference in New York. This post includes highlights from the keynotes and breakout sessions.
I’ve been writing daily for years, but lately I feel as if I haven’t written anything worthwhile. Sure – I’ve written blog posts about family and the teaching of writing. … Continue Reading Climbing out of a Writing Rut