Friday, August 18, 2023

Saturday, April 08, 2023

Happy Easter!

Illustration by Leonard Weisgard from The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown

25+ Books about Easter

Teacher and Library -- Crafts, Lessons and Read Alouds


 Pirate Boy's "What If" story template

 The Wise Owl Factory "What If" story      

 Lily's Cat Mask Coloring Pages 

Darcy Paper Doll Pearl Paper Doll.     

Pirate Boy Door Hanger

Sadie's Sukkah Breakfast Reading Guide 



 Book Jigsaw Puzzles from TeachingBooks  

 The Wise Owl Factory – over 400 free educational activities.

 This Picture Book Life — crafts, plus profiles of authors and illustrators.

 Ed Emberley's Drawing Pages – step by step instructions.

 Creating Creatives – instructions for making Lily's cat mask and more great projects.

 Great Websites for Kids – compiled by the American Library Association.





Brightly Storytime Videos     

Virtual storytimes at the Brooklyn Public Library     

New York City Children’s Theater     

Julie's Library – Julie Andrew's storytime podcast.




 The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators   

 Candlewick Press YouTube channel – author and illustrator interviews, book trailers and lessons.

 Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast – where authors and illustrators share their craft.   

 Waking Brain Cells – picture book reviews by librarian Tasha Saecker.   

 One More Page – a podcast for lovers of kids’ books.

 Dolly Parton's Imagination Library – providing free books to children from birth to age five.



Friday, April 07, 2023


Order the French edition of my book here:

When grandpa bear takes his little cub out for a ride, it's quite an adventure! A walk full of tenderness to discover a magical place where books are king: the library. And read stories together for hours.
The perfect gift for all grandpas!

Saturday, November 12, 2022


I wonder how often adults read picture books to learn about history.  When I was fourteen, I visited Spain during Franco’s rule. But I didn’t learn much about the Spanish Civil War. 

‘Different’, is a fictional account of a brother and sister’s experiences during this war. The chapters seesaw between each sibling’s perspective and each chapter is as moving as it is informative. 


Importantly, the back pages have a non-fiction account of the war.


The illustrations are colorful, sculptural, and stylistically idiosyncratic. 


All and all, a winner.

See more illustration's by Eva Sánchez Gómez here: