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Acorns for all! WHEN A TREE GROWS has sprouted

On April 2nd, my debut picture book WHEN A TREE GROWS officially published! I am so grateful to talented illustrator Kasia Nowowiejska for bringing my forest friends to the page as such sweet, goofy and lovable creatures. I also want … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Moose Day!

Moose, marvelous moose! Who doesn’t love a moose? As I wrote WHEN A TREE GROWS, I assumed that there must, of course, be a day of celebration for the moose. I googled “National Moose Day” and found a few results. … Continue reading

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Squirrel Antics and “When A Tree Grows” news

Fact: The yard is filled with acorns. Fact: The yard is filled with squirrels. Fact: Squirrels exceed my shutter speed. In preparation for the launch of my picture book, When A Tree Grows from Sterling Children’s Books, I’ve been trying … Continue reading

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Seriously Silly: New Books from Mike Allegra

I am pleased to welcome author and doodler Mike Allegra to Bildebok! Mike and I connected several years ago through Susanna Hill’s wonderful blog and writing contests, and we’ve been exchanging puns and occasional critiques ever since. Mike’s writing journey … Continue reading

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Questions from Kwansei Gakuin University

In September my dear college friend Naoko asked if I would correspond with her English-language students at Kwansei Gakuin University. Their assignment was to interview a professional about their work, and many were interested in learning more about authors and … Continue reading

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PPBF: I Have a Balloon

I Have a Balloon Written by: Ariel Bernstein Illustrated by: Scott Magoon Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (September, 2017) Suitable for ages: PreK -3 Themes/Topics:   sharing, not sharing Opening: “I have a balloon.” “You have a balloon.” “I have a balloon.” “That … Continue reading

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PPBF – Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton

Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton  Written by: Sherri Duskey Rinker Illustrated by: John Rocco Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Suitable for ages: 4-8 Themes/Topics:   biography, storytelling, heavy equipment Opening:   This is Virginia Lee, but everyone in seaside Folly Cove simply … Continue reading

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