Category Archives: children’s picture books

12 x 12 in 2014 Picture Book Writing Challenge

If you are a picture book writer (published or unpublished), you may be interested in the 12 x 12 in 2014 Picture Book Writing Challenge run by published picture book author Julie Hedlund. The challenge is to write 12 picture … Continue reading

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Kids-Book review of A Christmas Tail

Donna and I are so chuffed. We have just received another lovely review for our co-authored children’s picture book, A Christmas Tail. The review is by Anastasia of  Kids-bookreview, a well respected children’s literature and book review site. Without further … Continue reading

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Celebrate Picture Book Month

November is Picture Book Month Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November. To celebrate the month, a different author or illustrator will visit Picture Book Month explaining why … Continue reading

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A Christmas Tail features in CKT’s October Pitch Ya Book!

A Christmas Tail, co-authored by Donna Smith and ME!, is featured this month in Creative Kids Tales’s Pitch Ya Book. The gorgeous illustrations are by Aaron Pocock. The other books featured this month are: Sue Whiting’s A Swim in the … Continue reading

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Bestselling author signs with small publisher

Last week I chatted with best selling children’s author, Nicky Johnston about her writing journey, and the inspiration behind her third book, Actually I Can. It is an inspiring story and I thought you might like to find out how … Continue reading

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Actually I Can by Nicky Johnston

Actually, I Can – Written and illustrated by Nicky Johnston ISBN: 9780 98709 2670 Paperback Subjects: Anxiety in children Picture book 32 pages Published by Rough Draft 2013 Being a worry bunny often stops Connor from having fun. He wishes … Continue reading

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Meet Nicky Johnston, author of Actually I Can.

I love chatting with talented authors who have achieved success through hard work. So this week, I will be showcasing Nicky Johnston and her newly released children’s book, Actually I Can. After self-publishing and selling 11,000 copies of her first … Continue reading

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