2018 Valentiny Contest: The Valentine’s Rooster

 "I love you, a bushel and a peck...." Hello, there. And Happy Valentine's Day! It's time once again for Susanna Leonard Hill's Valentiny kidlit writing contest. This year, entries must feature someone "hopeful." And, as always, the story must contain no more than 214 words. After reading The Valentine's Rooster, please check out all the…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: LOVE

Today’s Perfect Picture Book Friday selection is from one of my favorite authors, Newbery Medal winner, Matt de La Peña. And what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than a celebration of love in its many forms. Title: LOVE Written by: Matt de La Peña Illustrated by: Loren Long G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018, fiction For Ages:…

Santa Versus The Tooth Fairy

Coming in just under the wire, here's my entry for Susanna Leonard Hill's 7th Annual Holiday Contest. For this contest, entrants wrote a children's holiday story, featuring a surprise, in 250 words or less. ____ SANTA VERSUS THE TOOTH FAIRY Not a creature was stirring, not even a… Wait! The mouse was stirring. And the…

Perfect Picture Book Fridays: BLUEBERRY GIRL

  Title: BLUEBERRY GIRL Written by: Neil Gaiman Illustrated by: Charles Vess Harper, 2009, fiction For Ages: 2 and UP Themes/Topics: lullabies, prayers, invocations, girls, creativity, freedom, beauty, joy, nature, parenthood, childhood, aging First spread: Ladies of light and ladies of darkness and ladies of never-you mind, this is a prayer for a blueberry girl.  …