Crafting Narrative & Expository Nonfiction PBs, a guest post by Maria Gianferrari (+ a giveaway!)

I love nonfiction, both reading it and writing it, so I’m delighted and honored to be a guest today on Picture Book Builders, one of my very favorite blogs—thanks, Jill! I have a deep love of the natural world and the creatures who live in it, and I aim to …

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Weathering the storm…

COVID-19. How could something we’d never heard of a few short months ago change our lives so quickly — and in so many ways? Some of us are merely inconvenienced (for now). Some of us are relishing long, uninterrupted writing days. Some of us are volunteering, jumping in to help …

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I AM GOOSE! A 2-fer interview with debut author Dorothia Rohner and illustrator Vanya Nastanlieva + a giveaway

Gifted illustrator Dorothia Rohner has been my friend for a long time, and I couldn’t be happier to showcase her debut book, I AM GOOSE! (Clarion). From the publisher: “A simple, friendly game of Duck, Duck, Goose goes off the rails in giggle-inducing confusion when a silly goose tries to …

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An almost-the-holidays treat: A conversation between author Mylisa Larson & illustrator Taia Morley about their new Christmas book. READ and ENJOY!

It’s mid-November! That means I get to feature a holiday book I’ve been looking forward to–Mylisa Larsen and Taia Morley’s Ho Ho Homework (HarperCollins). This one’s bright and festive, and it wasn’t created in the usual way. So I thought it would be fun to just let the author and …

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