I'll be taking some time to catch up on my reading. I might also help my blog partner, Linda Eve Diamond, with some writing projects in the future. For now...Read more
In answer to our second blogger award, seven things about me, a link back to seven things about Little Bear (from our first blogger award), and sharing the blogger love with more of our favorite blogs...
Do you know about the mysterious book sculptor who donates her art with little notes "In support of Libraries, Books, Words and Ideas" (and other things, from "writers" to "all things magic"? She's been anonymously creating these works of art for four years and is now getting ready for one final creation... and she's inviting us to play along by making butterflies and sending them in!Read more
Many thanks to Lauri Fortino from Frog on a Blog for nominating The Beauty of Picture Books for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Little Bear and I are honored to be listed by such an inspiring blogger! Here are seven things about Little Bear and 15 bloggers we'd like to nominate for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award...Read more
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FRIENDS! I'm giving the gift of poetry this year by sharing a free book giveaway of "The Beauty of Listening" by my blog partner, Linda!Read more
We are thrilled to announce our newly upgraded Website and blog! Welcome!
Here's some of what's new...Read more
This year is the 75th anniversary celebration of the Caldecott Medal. Read about this prestigious award and its namesake and browse the complete list of Caldecott Medal winners...Read more
Maurice Sendak turned an important page in children’s literature. He didn’t agree with many of the common ideas of what a children’s book should or shouldn’t be. He thought it was a disservice to kids not to “show the little tattered edges of what life is like.”Read more
Test your knowledge of picture book and picture book author trivia! Try answering the following five questions before you scroll down for the answers!Read more
Little Bear (with a little help from his friends) hosted a special event in South Florida at the Stirling Road Library in Hollywood! We had some scheduled readers, and everyone there was invited to read and also welcome to simply listen and enjoy. Judy Cooper, the “fun art professor,” attended and joined in the reading, as well as parents, grandparents, kids, and even Little Bear.Read more
Dr. Seuss stories always make me smile when I read them with children, and I remember how much I loved them when I was a child. He created animals and words and worlds and even a place where a little person with a little voice (just like me) who didn’t think he mattered (just like me), proved that “A person’s a person. No matter how small.”Read more
Picture books are beautiful in so many ways—the warmth and intimacy that surround story times, the artful language, the special way they spark a child’s learning of larger concepts, the richly imagined worlds that encourage creative thought, and the way they make children (and even grown-ups) smile. So many picture books are truly works of art—philosophical, funny, and beautiful in every way.Read more