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How long should I let my publisher consider my next book?

June 10, 2010


I have a contract with a major publisher that includes giving them the first look at my next picture book story. I sent two stories shortly after signing the contract because the editor asked to see them. No response. I sent her a third story four months ago. She suggested making changes but wasn’t terribly […]

Would a nonfiction picture book be considered creative nonfiction or historical nonfiction?

May 14, 2010


I have an idea for a children’s picture book about a real life archeological discovery. I need to know some legal guidelines. I’m not sure if I need to get permission to use the real names of the scientists in a work of nonfiction. Would a nonfiction picture book be considered creative nonfiction or historical […]

Review: Mama Miti

March 9, 2010


Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya By Donna Jo Napoli Illustrated by Kadir Nelson Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Book January 2010 40 pages Mama Miti means mother of trees. This story is the folktale version of how one woman saved Kenya from deforestation one tree at a time. As a child, Wangari […]

Review: So Many Days

March 2, 2010


So Many Days By Alison McGhee Illustrated by Taeeun Yoo Atheneum January 2010 40 pages So Many Days is meant to inspire young children to open the door to the endless possibilities each day has to offer. Through the use of free verse, Alison McGhee highlights familiar things like wind and snow, and the sun […]

Reviews: Celina Penovi’s bi-lingual picture books

February 22, 2010


Guess it if you can! Volume I: School Time!- ¿Adivinarás quizás? Volumen I: Hora de ir a la escuela! By Celina Penovi Illustrated by Darío Salvi AuthorHouse October 2009 24 pages Guess it if you can! is an activity book that includes eight riddles in verse about things related to school. The colorful cartoon drawings […]

Review: Bunion Burt

December 15, 2009


Bunion Burt By Marsha Hayles Illustrated by Jack E. Davis Margaret K. McElderry Books November 2009 32 pages Bunion Burt has sore feet. Everyone from Cousin Kurt to Sister Vert and even sweet sow Pert offer wacky ways to soothe his pain. But it’s up to Pappy Spurt to save the day. The characters’ exaggerated […]

Review: Weezer Changes the World

December 7, 2009


Weezer Changes the World By David McPhail Beach Lane Books December 2009 40 pages Weezer is a cute little dog who does normal cute little dog things until one day he gets struck by lightning and everything changes. Suddenly Weezer can do extraordinary things. Then Weezer gets sick and it is up to everyone in […]