One more proof that the simpler IS the better.

A sneak peek into the creative process of Sam Rennocks, a talented picture book illustrator and an excellent selectionof his artworks. My many thanks to Kathy Temean and her great blog for the original post!


10 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About Picture Books

Competition is everywhere, in every tiny aspect of your life. So why not make it work for you? Check out the 10 benefits of knowing your competitors!

Must reads for all ages!

These books must be on your shelves if you are between 1 and 99 years old!

Cute, witty and … delicious! Inspired and inspiring #2

Today I want to share with you the artworks of Piper Thibodeau. Totally cute. The style, the color, the humour - I'm loving it all! So intricate and good-natured, which is just perfect for writing children picture books. Oh, please tell me she illustrates books! I'd so get them all! Here is her website. Check out... Continue Reading →

A lovely selection of fresh picture books!

Marcia Strykowski

Below are a baker’s dozen of new picture books in alphabetical order that we’ve recently added to our library collection. All were released in 2017, so brandy new. Well, except for Piggy who came in at the tail end of 2016, but really, who can resist him?

2017-pb-10ABC Pasta an Entertaining Alphabet written and illustrated by Juana Medina—Viking. Very clever! Who knew there were so many different types of pasta–enough to match every letter of the alphabet. Illustrations are light and lively, combining real pasta with digital art. Although recommended for ages 0 to 3, I think older kids will get a kick out of this circus-themed book, too.

2017-pb-11Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro, illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss—Doubleday Books. I don’t think many will be able to resist this special book about Bunny and his friends and their love for books. Lots of funny lines (can bears really fit through book…

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