Do you have grandmother memories that you treasure? I have so many, and luckily for me, as I launch my new picture book, My Bibi Always Remembers, about a grandmother elephant and her little grandbaby, I have a reason to revisit them all!
Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff
By Scott Bedford
Age Range: 5 - 99
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (May 7, 2013)
Star Wars: Vader's Little Princess
By Jeffrey Brown
Age Range: 4 and up
Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books (April 23, 2013)
My Dad Is the Best Playground
By Luciana Navarro Powell
Age Range: 0-4
Board book: 26 pages
Publisher: Robin Corey
As a former children’s librarian, I know the power of picture books to enchant and instruct their young readers. So I take seriously my task of communicating accurate information about the animal characters I create while also addressing the themes I have in mind for
Toni Buzzeo, MA, MLIS, is a New York Times bestselling author as well as a career library media specialist. She writes picture books for children as well as many professional books and articles and lives on a colonial farm in Maine. We talked to her about her new picture book Stay Close to Mama(Disney, Hyperion, 2012), her first book The Sea Chest (Dial, 2002), and she happily shared some words of wisdom to inspire young readers.
Enter to win an autographed copy of Stay Close to Mama by Toni Buzzeo.
Preschoolers will relate to Twiga’s desire for independence in this gorgeously illustrated picture book about baby giraffe that is oh so curious. This story of a mother’s love will soothe and delight readers of all ages.
Giveaway begins May 2, 2012, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 30, 2012, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
What a great year! Let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit the authors we met in person and via e-mail during 2009 …
Emily Gravett, who I actually met back in 2008 during her promotion of Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, was the first interview that we published in 2009. Actually, it was our first ever podcast!
I traded e-mails with Ingrid Law to produce an interview about her debut novel, Savvy, which won a Newbery Honor Award. She’s a fabulous author with a great personality—we even learned about her own savvy and her favorite stain-remover.
Our next visitor was Bonny Becker, author of the acclaimed A Visitor for Bear. We chatted about her book and what we could expect from Bear in the future, as well as a little tip on love, “All the clichés are true—as in, when you least expect it… .”
Blog Tour, Day 3: Toni Buzzeo explores historical fiction and its influence on her writing.
As a writer for children, I love to explore historical fiction topics. But when I was a child, history was not the playground that it is for me now. Little wonder. The single fact I remember from my high school World History class is Fyodor Dostoevsky’s middle name: Mikhailovich. Had I but known the answer to that bonus question on the first quarter exam, I’d have passed the test—as my dear friend Mary Benson did. But tell me, who NEEDS to know Dostoevsky’s middle name?