Tag Archives: children’s publishing

‘Catch a Kiss’ -sent from Kirkus for McLeod !…

There is much talk these days about diversity and the need for more stories to include the mix of characters that is todays reality.  We’ve noticed several Kirkus reviews lately actually mentioning “the little white girl” as description in their reviews which has … Continue reading

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CALLING ALL CARS – Launch them!

OK Boys and Girls…. a book I personally have been waiting to happen for YEARS using Sarah Beise’s wonderful CAR and TRUCK and such illustrations in the new book CALLING ALL CARS from Sourcebooks!  it is a ‘moving’ book… truly! and fun fun … Continue reading

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LEAP DAY…. artists take one every day!

Katy Betz (CAT artist and Ringling teacher) me, and Linda Shute, SCBWI FL advisor We had a truly marvelous day with talented student artists/illustrators from Ringling Collage of Art and Design in Sarasota FL, and other FL SCBWI member artists … Continue reading

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LAUNCH DAY ! for Little Butterfly!

LITTLE BUTTERFLY   TODAY’S THE DAY!! Little Butterfly, written and illustrated by our own LAURA LOGAN hits the shelves!! It is an absolutely beautiful book, with an important message; one for the “keeper” section of your bookshelves. Thanks to Balzer … Continue reading

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“Outside In” brings Kirkus Star for BARTON!

 BRINGING THE OUTSIDE IN by Mary McKenna Siddals and illustrated by our own PATRICE BARTON!!!  congratulations on the STAR all!!!!! KIRKUS REVIEW Four children of diverse ethnicity—and one small dog—cavort through the seasons, backgrounded by rhythmic verses and a simple … Continue reading

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CAT outrage! book pulled!…..

  I can not let another minute go by before I comment my sincere feelings and thoughts about the ‘pull off the shelves’ of Scholastic’s new book A BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR GEORGE WASHINGTON by Ramin Galleshiam and Vanessa Newton and … Continue reading

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Night of the three kings……

the three wise men arrive tomorrow night! a celebration in Mexico where our artist Ana Ochoa lives and works on her lovely illustrations!  I think this one may have hit the nail on the head of our collective dilemma of … Continue reading

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