Picture Book Peeks

Busy Builders, Busy Week! Book Bash Day 2

Welcome, friends, to Day 2 of my BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! Book Bash. In my latest book, each day of the week features a colorful cast of animal characters and a different construction activity as the digging, dumping and ‘dozing lead up to one stupendous surprise! So, it seemed only fitting that for a days-of-the-week… Read more »

A Holly Jolly Picture Book Peek: Win a Free Critique!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! So for all my writer friends out there I’m holding a HOLLY JOLLY PICTURE BOOK PEEK MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014 Win a free critique of a selected picture book manuscript.   Here’s how it works: Sign up for a critique by entering your picture book WORKING TITLE in… Read more »

TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! CBA Celebration: Giveaways, Critique Contest, Teacher Freebies and More!

WHEEE! I’m so thrilled and honored that TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS is the 2013 winner of the Colorado Book Award for Children’s Literature. Let’s celebrate! Time Out for Picture Books Critique Contest – Picture Book Writers, do you have a manuscript that needs a fresh read? Here’s a chance to win a free critique, coming… Read more »

TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! Picture Book Critique Contest

Last summer, TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! made a monster appearance on bookstore and library shelves everywhere.  And now it’s won the  COLORADO BOOK AWARD! That’s something to celebrate!So  for all my writer friends out there I’m holding a TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! PICTURE BOOK PEEK MONDAY, JULY 29TH Win a free critique of a selected… Read more »

ALL THROUGH MY TOWN Picture Book Peek 3/11/13!

ALL THROUGH MY TOWN is out in bookstores and libraries throughout my town AND YOURS! “This adorable trip around town will be a big hit with any toddler who has ever been a passenger alongside a busy grownup with errands to run. With fun-packed illustrations for little ones to look at again and again and a… Read more »

TOO PRINCESSY! Picture Book Peek 2/11/13!

This month, “the princess” is making her royal appearance once again in bookstores and libraries  everywhere when the TOO PRINCESSY! Board Book hits the shelves. “This high-energy outing sends a clear message: sometimes the simplest toy is the best one.” Publishers Weekly “… kids will want re-reads.”  Kirkus Now that’s something to celebrate! So  for all… Read more »

Why Picture Books Are Important

Reprinting my post from National Picture Book Month for those of you who missed it. Have you ever seen kids with picture books they love? They carry them around like security blankets. They chew on them. They sleep with them. They wake with them. And in turn, those beloved books awaken in children a love… Read more »