Category Archives: picture books

Rolling Thunder by Kate Messner

If the windows are open on the last weekend in May, we wake to the sound of motorcycles. My husband makes coffee. The kids grab granola bars. And we all head over to the bridge overlooking I-66. Everyone from the … Continue reading

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Hannah Barnaby: Jumping into Picture Books

It’s a small world, and if you’re in kidlit, it’s even smaller.  This is a good thing, especially in Virginia, because it means that you get to bump into Hannah Barnaby on a pretty regular basis. I first met Hannah … Continue reading

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Nine Good Books About Dogs (Also: Nine Books About Good Dogs)

I’m so excited to have HOW TO BEHAVE AT A DOG SHOW join the other established dog/pet books out in the world – especially as we gear up for The National Dog Show and then Westminster. This week, I’m taking a … Continue reading

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Genre Jumper: Pamela Ehrenberg

The first book I read by Pamela Ehrenberg was Ethan, Suspended, a novel about Ethan Oppenheimer, who is shipped off to his grandparents in Washington, D.C. while his parents are busy not getting along at home. Her Tillmon County Fire, told … Continue reading

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News and Updates

Hi, all. Nanny X Returns is officially out today. It’s available online or you can order through a bookstore near you. I hope you will! Meanwhile, Nanny X has been put on the reading list for the Land of Enchantment Book … Continue reading

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