Tag Archive: SCBWI

Writing with Emotion: A Review of Ida, Always

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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.

Classroom Takeaways from #NJSCBWI16

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Sharing some highlights from the New Jersey Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Annual Conference, which took place this past weekend.

How NOT to Publish a Picture Book.

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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

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Opening lines should draw readers into the world of a story & involve them from the start.

So you say you want to write children’s books?

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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.

Climbing out of a Writing Rut

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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.  Sure – I’ve… Continue reading