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Interview with author Susan Lynn Meyer

I recently posted a review of a fiction picture book called NEW SHOES. I love the book so much, and today I’m thrilled to welcome the author, Susan Lynn Meyer, to the blog! Susan was kind enough to answer a few of my questions. I hope you’ll enjoy getting to know her a little better. I know I did! LT: Welcome, Susan! I’m so excited to learn more of the story behind the story of NEW SHOES. SLM: Hi Laurie! Thanks so much for your interest Continue reading →

Review: NEW SHOES by Susan Lynn Meyer

It’s not easy to write a picture book for young kids that tackles a tough subject in an age-appropriate way. And it’s even harder to do so while still being entertaining. NEW SHOES by Susan Lynn Meyer does all of that and more, and it does it so very beautifully. Publisher’s summary: Set in the South during the time of segregation, this lushly illustrated picture book brings the civil rights era to life for contemporary readers as two young girls find an inventive way to Continue reading →

EMMANUEL’S DREAM is available for pre-order!

  My first picture book, EMMANUEL’S DREAM, will be published in January, but it’s available for pre-order now! Here’s the description from the publisher’s web page: Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah’s inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel’s Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable. Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people—but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles Continue reading →

Review: ATTACK! BOSS! CHEAT CODE! by Chris Barton

ATTACK! BOSS! CHEAT CODE! written by Chris Barton, illustrated by Joey Spiotto published by POW! Kids Books, October 2014 32 pages From the publisher’s web page: An ironic yet informative alphabet that defines the most important gaming terms that everyone needs to know, Attack! Boss! Cheat Code! A Gamer’s Alphabet is the ultimate crossover gift for our age, a book that can actually bring together video game-obsessed kids and their often perplexed parents. If you can decipher the following sentence, you don’t need this book: Continue reading →

Review: THE SCRAPS BOOK by Lois Ehlert

THE SCRAPS BOOK: NOTES FROM A COLORFUL LIFE written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert published by Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster, March 2014 72 pages There have been several picture-book autobiographies of children’s book authors and illustrators over the past few years. Sadly, most have left me feeling just a little underwhelmed. While I personally enjoyed them, I felt like they were aimed more at their long-time adult fans than at contemporary child readers. While I, as an adult, was able to appreciate the rich Continue reading →