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BIG DREAMS, SMALL FISH by Paula Cohen (Levine Querido)

BIG DREAMS, SMALL FISH by Paula Cohen was Paula’s debut as a picture book author/illustrator. Sadly, she passed away just before the book launched but (as you can see from Paula’s video on Instagram) she was able to see her author copies. I ordered my copy from Mabel’s Fables. What . . .




Common mistakes made by new picture book writers

(Updated from an older post. Also be sure to check out my FAQ for more useful advice!) So many people think that short = easy, especially when it comes to picture books. And while yes, it’s easy to crank out a picture book manuscript in terms of wordcount, writing a . . .



Halloween Read Recommendation: HARDLY HAUNTED by Jessie Sima

Five-Bat 🦇 🦇 🦇 🦇 🦇 review for HARDLY HAUNTED by Jessie Sima is such a spookily (is that a word?) fun story about a house who fervently wants a family to move in, so tries NOT to be haunted until she realizes that it’s better to just be herself. “She . . .






Behind-the-scenes peek into picture book writing & illustration process with Hazel Mitchell (SWEET PEA SUMMER, Candlewick)

Hazel Mitchell has helped create more than twenty children’s books, including her award-winning picture book Toby (Candlewick Press). Her illustrations appear in books by Cynthia Lord, JaNay Brown-Wood (Imani’s Moon was mentioned on the Stephen Colbert show!), Lynn Parrish Sutton, Liza Gardner Walsh and others. You can find out more about Hazel and her . . .