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Fall-Halloween Children’s Books


  The month of October is sliding by quickly and it is time to post a list of Fall-Halloween  Children’s Books in celebration of #Fall-Halloween Cyber Party 2016. Children love seasonal books. I realized this with my own children and also with the students I taught in elementary school. i hope to recognize authors and […]

New Illustrations First Quarter 2016


The year is rolling by and this is my update for my new Illustrations for the first quarter 2016. This year my illustrations seem less frequent. This is  because last year I was creating almost one a day when I was taking part in the Doodle Day challenges with a daily prompt on Facebook. For […]

The Big Week- Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday,...

The Big Week- Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, Kidlit Week

Many weeks roll by without much fanfare, but this week February 15 through the 22, 2015 is  bursting with events and holidays.  Last weekend was Valentines Day and then we plunge into a week that hosts  Presidents Day, Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and to those of us involved in children’s books and literature, it is […]

Children’s Books On Diversity

RNA Jingle Dancer

In the past year or so there has been much discussion on the need for more children’s books on diversity.  Since retiring from teaching elementary school several years ago I was curious if the number of books in this area have increased so I did a quick check to see what is offered on […]

Jasmine’s Got Talent Book Review

Jasmine’s Got Talent Book Review

    There is a new book available just in time for the holidays for children on Amazon called Jasmine’s Got Talent.  I found out about this from my friend of a several years, Jo Linsdell.  She is the illustrator for this book.  The book is written by author,  Maria Rochelle. The story is about […]

Second Birthday For My Book Drabsville

Second Birthday For My Book Drabsville

  This month marks the second birthday for my book, Drabsville.  I came up with the idea for the book around 1980 when I was attending Georgia State University.  I had always wanted to write and illustrate a picture book but had no idea how to do so.  I was taking art education courses and […]