Author Archives: Joanna

The Great Pasta Escape – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: The Great Pasta Escape Author: Miranda Paul Illustrator: Javier Joaquin Publisher: Little Bee Books, 2016 Ages: 4-8 Themes: pasta, problem solving, teamwork Genre: fiction 40 pages Opening: Since the beginning of their lives (which was earlier that morning) the pasta at the factory followed … Continue reading

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Illustrator Interview – Kelly Light

I have known Kelly pretty much since I moved to New York at the end of 2012. Passionate SCBWIers seem to find each other. Among a number of other publications, Kelly is the author/Illustrator of the Louise series. Louise Loves Art … Continue reading

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Du Iz Tak? – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Du Iz Tak? Author & Illustrator: Carson Ellis Publisher: Candlewick, 2016 Ages: 5-8 Themes: possibility, drama, invention Genre: fiction 48 pages Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 2017 Opening: Du iz tak? Ma nazoot. Synopsis: Du iz tak? What is that? As a tiny shoot unfurls, two damselflies … Continue reading

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