Tag Archives: picture books

Invite the viewer INTO your art!

I just finished listening with such delight my daughter’s recent Nebraska SCBWI webinar !  She critiqued 15 brave artists’ work live … one of the best all over learning opportunities ever for everyone listening! I remember when (before internet etc.) … Continue reading

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“You Do NOT need an Agent….”

  Burris Well isn’t this Agent CAT looking smug!?  And what is with that title? At the beginning of May, Christy and I attended the Springfield, MA NESCBWI Spring conference where we did MANY portfolio reviews and duel presented a … Continue reading

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I hate to admit it, but I’m newly in FL trying to get warm! (nice to be semi-retired!) They promise the wind will calm and the sun will stay out better starting tomorrow. Still warmer than CT!!!   SO….. I … Continue reading

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Critiques, and growth, can be hard!

I was reminded recently how painful critiques can be!  I was talking with one of our agency artists about the ‘stuck’ feeling she’d been having recently. She was doing JUST the right thing and asking us and other industry professionals … Continue reading

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OUT OF THIS WORLD!

OH MY GOODNESS…. had to shout to the moon!  Our Nicole Tadgell illustrated “Astronaut Annie” written by Suzanne Slade and from Tilbury House Publishers in 2018. The book will be read, and a couple of others, from a space station … Continue reading

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Active ideas for book visits…

Now that ‘BACK TO SCHOOL’ is actually back, it’s seems a perfect time for some fresh ideas for your school and bookstore author/illustrator visits!  The visits are a fun and hands on way to promote sales of your new and … Continue reading

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Sweet Monsters? book launch….

many of us have them in our homes….. “sweet monsters!”  but we encourage the ‘sweet’…. this week launched a book about parents who REALLY wanted to encourage the ‘monster’… but it just wasn’t working well for Maximillian Villainous, the main … Continue reading

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surprise publicity punch!

I just happened on this book magazine at our Fairfield Main Public Library yesterday.  Maybe it’s everywhere and always been, but I hadn’t seen it.  And what should the section for children’s books hold for me but a wonderful surprise … Continue reading

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BOOK CLASS FOR ILLUSTRATORS….

I am most pleased to spread the word about what promises to be a wonderful semester class called CREATING THE PICTURE BOOK!  Author/illustrator Steve Henry and long time editor Barbara Lalicki have developed a course for Pratt that will help … Continue reading

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Launch for HELLO SCHOOL!

I know ….it’s summer and not school time!  But it will be very soon, and if you have a new child and/or a new school this book will be a BIG HIT! Our own Priscilla Burris has written and illustrated … Continue reading

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