Archive for the ‘Tools for the Taking’ Category

Sweet Little Book Cover Video Created in 15-Minutes for FREE!

I’m enrolled in Katie Davis’s Video Idiot Boot Camp. And while I haven’t had time to dive into a larger project, I’ve had a little fun with some quick and easy tools introduced in her class. Here’s a little Animoto … Continue reading

 

Writing as a Career: Jennifer Nielsen on the Realities and Economics of Publishing

As the new year begins, whether you’re dabbling in writing, considering a career as a writer, selling your first book or just curious about the nuances and economics of traditional publishing, you might wonder if  children’s authors can make a … Continue reading

 

5 Unusual Places to Find Picture Book Inspiration

Picture book ideas can hit at the most unlikely times. In honor of picture book month, I’m reprinting my post from last year’s PiBoIdMo about my most unusual sources of inspiration. 1. YouTubeKids say and do the darndest things, right? … Continue reading

 

Another TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! inspired art project!

Aren’t these dudes the cutest?Thanks, Judith Snyder, for sharing.

 

Giving books to the youngest readers …

One of my writer buddies, Diane Marty, believes in building a child’s library from birth. That’s why she gives books as baby gifts. Brilliant! With those gifts, she includes the lovely sentiments below and gave me permission to share. FOR … Continue reading

 
 
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