Tag Archives: children’s book writers

The Need to Read, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks WELCOME: What was formerly known as the “Navigating Nonfiction” column for this blog has now been transformed into the “Write Angles” column. Our intent is to offer readers a wider range of topics and … Continue reading

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How Can SCBWI Help You?, by Laura Parnum

Many times, when members of the kid lit community are asked to give advice to aspiring children’s book authors and illustrators, one of the top recommendations is to join SCBWI. If you’re following this blog, you’ve probably already done that. … Continue reading

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#Vacation: Summer Sunflowers, by Lynne Dempsey

Summer Sunflowers By Lynne Dempsey   Lynne made a deal with a teenage family member. If they did something outside their comfort zone, she would, too. They held up their end of the bargain. So, here is Lynne’s illustration. A … Continue reading

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#Vacation: “Beach Walking,” a Poem by Chrissa Pedersen

Beach Walking By Chrissa Pedersen I’ve forgotten how, To walk on the beach. Finding that line Where the sand is firm, But not so hard it hurts my feet. Sand—fresh washed by the sea. “I agree,” I say to no … Continue reading

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#Vacation: “Redwood Giant!,” a Poem by Lily Erlic

Redwood Giant! By Lily Erlic Redwood Giant! Your trunk is like a red-necked dinosaur, Stretch, stretch to touch the sky, What does your canopy say? Whispers to the clouds, no doubt, Secrets in the sky, Your droplets fall to my face, … Continue reading

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The Storyboard Renaissance: Whole Manuscript Showcase, by Kristen C. Strocchia

We’ve probably all walked away from a critique thinking, “If (agent/editor) could just see the whole story, then . . .” maybe they would fall in love or, at least, maybe they could better advise the opening or diagnose why … Continue reading

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#LoveMadeVisible: Puppy Love, by Ann Magee

Puppy Love By Ann Magee elbow nudge, wet nose, sad brown eyes catch mine blink understanding   Ann Magee is a poet and a children’s author who lives in New Jersey. She’s an educator, volunteer, mom to three teenagers, and … Continue reading

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