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We did some scanning and planning today in our children's collection! We're getting ready for specific topic requests (like #letters #numbers #friendship #science ) from fall classes. 👍 #h2pg #read #allthebooks #pittgreensburg #kidlit #childrensbooks

I always say I am not going to buy more @kohls stuffed animals but then they keep putting out ones by my favorite authors. 🙈 I fell in love with several of @dsantat books last year and then started realizing how many other books I had that he had illustrated! After the Fall is one of my favorites to read at the beginning of the year! This would be a perfect back to school gift for your kids’ teachers!! #kidlitkatiereads #kohlscaresforkids #afterthefall #beekle #dansantat #kidlit #picturebooks #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #iteachthird #teachersofinstagram

This time last week our Degree Show Private View was in full swing, but it's not taken us long to get back to illustrating. @cris.illustrates has been enjoying practising with watercolours. Our Degree Show wasn't the end, it's just the beginning! 🌸🌸🌸 illustrator #illustration #childrensliterature #childrensbooks #childrensillustration #kidlit #kidsbooks #picturebooks #goldsmiths #london #art #drawing #sketchbook #design #love #maillustration #illustrationdegree #flowers #watercolours

A new one from the author of the Ladybug Girl series! How to Two is a beautifully illustrated counting book featuring diverse children playing, exploring, and inviting each other to join the fun at an urban playground. Check out our stories for an inside peek! . . . #kidlit #kidsbookswelove #countingbooks #backtoschool #neighborhoodfun #citykids #cityliving #newpicturebooks #howtocount #readyforkindergarten #diversebooks #representationmatters #raisingreaders

There are a lot of books about being yourself and celebrating your unique gifts but this recent release may be one of my favorites. There's diversity galore in the delightful illustrations and the rhyming text touches on everything from physical attributes, feelings and emotions, talents and skills, and family make-up. It's sweet without being cloying or trite and is guaranteed to open up a host of dialogues no matter who the audience is. Check it out! There's Only One You / Written by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook, illustrated by Rosie Butcher /Sterling Children's Books, 2019, ages 3-8 . . . #pageandprint #picturebook #bookstagram #kidlit #kidsbooks #shelfesteem #individuality #theresonlyoneyou #sterlingchildrensbooks #kathrynheling #deborahhembrook #rosiebutcher #endpapers #children_illustration

We're out camping so not much work to show these weeks. But luckily there's always some of these that we can post 🦈🐠🐟🐡 . . . #sharks #sharkweek #fish #ocean #oceanic #illustration #vectorart #characterdesign #aquatic #kidlit #kidsgames #deepsea

“In the great green lagoon There was a jellyfish And a gold doubloon And a shadow of - A pirate searching on the dune” . OF COURSE I brought a book to the beach! You guys know me! . This is a delightful parody. My kids are obsessed. And it was the perfect choice to bring along on our beach vacation! 🏖 . Big thanks to @littlebeebooks for sharing this one with us! . . . #kids #parenting #kidlit #kidlitart #kidsbooks #kidsbookstagram #bookstagram #picturebook #childrensbooks #raisingreaders #bibliophile #reading #readingtogether #littlereader #beeareader #littlebeebooks #goodnightlagoon #lisaannscott #pacosordo #goodnightmoon #parody #mermaid #gifted #southbeach #miamibeach #miami #beach

Finding quality and engaging books featuring children on the autism spectrum is not easy, but MY BROTHER OTTO by @bedtime.stories.forevermore is one we absolutely love. The crow siblings are adorable, the compassion Piper has for her little brother shines through, and the book explains differences in a beautiful way. We love this story for the way it champions understanding and acceptance. For more about OTTO, and for additional amazing books featuring autistic and neurodiverse characters, click the link in our profile above! ... 🐘❤️📚 ... #raisingreaders #kidsbooks #kidlit #picturebook #childrensliterature #childrenslibrarian #happilyeverelephants #readingisfundamental #childrensbooks #teachersfollowteachers #readingismagic #sensoryprocessingdisorder #elementarylibrarian #kidsbookstagram #childhoodunplugged #iteachtoo #autism #autistic #actuallyautistic #spd #toddler #letthembelittle #parenting #momchat #toddlersofig #positiveparenting #momboss #mompreneur

I’m so excited to see this new children’s book in The Questioneers series by author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts. Sophia Valdez, Future Prez is about a girl who becomes a community leader by standing up for her beliefs and taking action. It’s coming out in November and I hope it will inspire more girls to run for office someday. This fantastic series also has some of my favorite books supporting girls in STEM, including Ada Twist, Scientist; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Iggy Peck, Architect. @andreabeatyauthor @dr.illustration #abramsbooksforyoungreaders #sofiavaldezfutureprez #adatwistscientist #rosierevereengineer #iggypeckarchitect #authorsofinstagram #authorssupportingauthors #authorsfollowauthors #authorsfollowingauthors #writersofinstagram #writerssupportingwriters #writersfollowwriters #writersfollowingwriters #childrensbooks #childrensbookauthor #childrensbookauthors #kidsbooks #kidsbookauthor #kidlit #feministchildrensbooks #feministkids #feministkidsbooks #feministkidlit #diversechildrensbooks #diversekidsbooks #diversekidlit #girlsinstem #girlsinsteam #stemforgirls

Two new flap happy books for 2+ year olds! Great characterful illustrations reminiscent of the great #quentinblake and fun facts throughout. Find out about your favourites as you say 👋🏼 hello to the host of safari animals and dinosaurs, don’t forget to go under the flaps!! Both online now and super good value for money. See me waffle on my stories 😁

New Episode: This week I'm excited to welcome @JerryCraft to the podcast to discuss his latest book, New Kid. This graphic novel is sure to be a hit with the kids in your life! Link in profile. . . . . . #podcast #author #illustrator #middlegrade #graphicnovel #kidlit #books #middlegradebooks #bookrecommendations #librarian #librariansofinstagram #reader #readersofinstagram #readingwithkids #bookstagram #bookish #interview #authorinterview #writing #writinglife #illustrating #raisingareader #graphicnovels #kidlitartists

Book fairy magic in Ogunquit, Maine. 💚📚✨ Make a wish! 😊🌺💗

Two other #julydrawingaday thumbnails I made 😊 Have you joined @annas_doodles.uk ‘s challenge as well? ♥️ #sketch #sketchbook #chipmunk #kidlit #kidlitart #sketches

I just found this book on Amazon and wanted to see if anyone recommended it. Thank you @stef.wade #repostplus @stef.wade - - - - - - Sometimes I find a picture book and I feel the need to tell EVERYONE IN THE WORLD to read it. Well this is one of those books. THE PLOT CHICKENS (2009) by Mary Jane and Herm Auch hits every writers’ funny bone by way of deep emotional writing journey scars. This book is not only a great resource on learning how to set up a story but it is so accurate, so very very accurate on what it’s like to publish a book. Writers, kids, teachers - you need this on your shelf. #kidlit #theplotchickens #picturebooks #writerslife #authorsofinstagram #authorlife

I’m a bit of a Children’s Book addict. I tend to buy amazing books, read them a few times with the kids, and then they end up on a shelf and forgotten as the kids go back to their old favorites. So, I’m committing to putting books out for the kids to read and rotating them regularly. These are the ones I’ve started with. What are your favorite books these days?? #childrensbooks #bookstagram #books #kidsbooks #kidlit #booksforkids #picturebook #reading #kidsbookstagram #picturebooks #childrensbook #raisingreaders #read #art #children #book #bookworm #kidlitart #bhfyp #kids #childrensbookstagram #childrensauthor #booksforchildren #storytime #authorsofinstagram #kidsbook #booksofinstagram #author

☕️Does your writing space have to be inspiring? Here I am in the basement of a department store surrounded by racks of clothes, but my kids are gone and I’m knocking items off my To Do list. First item is to write the novel scene that is percolating in my mind before it’s gone. ☀️ Stay cool, folks! #wheninspirationstrikes #summer

Riley & Scare World is a bestseller on @barnesandnoble !!!!!!! 😊😊😍 #kidlit #kidbooks #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #kidlit411 #oprahbookclub #reesewitherspoonbookclub #monsters #bestseller #yay

I added this original watercolor art piece on my Etsy site Ziegler Arts Creations. It is from my kids story A Tale of Button: Quest For the Earrings of Courage. For more information and products please visit my website at: ZieglerArts.com #ataleofbutton #kidsstory #kidlitart #kidlit #kidslitart #originalart #watercolor #zieglerarts #jonathanziegler #etsyart #illustration #illustrationartists #illustrationart

<-- Follow🍬 Tag a friend below to let them know how much you appreciate their presence in your life. We all need that reminder every so often.🌺 Repeat After Me: 🙃"I'm a sucker for friends."😊 ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ #kidsbooks #affirmations #kidstagram #bookstagram #spreadkindness #parenting #positiveaffirmations #childrensbooks #reading #learning #teachersofinstagram #kidlit #picturebook #raisingreaders #booksforkids #repeatafterme #positiveparenting #positivekids #friendship #homeschool #unschool #preschool

I wanted to draw this since February and finally I made it. You can go to my stories to check the process and the picture I used as a reference.💕

We also read this book tonight at bedtime. We read four books together as a family tonight, love it! This one is about littlies and their excuses at bedtime about not being ready for bed yet... well it's just like our house, every, single, night. 🙈😉 . #childrensbooks #childrensbookstagram #kidsbooks #kidsbookswelove #kidsbook #kidsbooksofinstagram #bookstagram #books #kidlit #reading #raisingreaders #picturebook #bookworm #children #author #booksgalore #booksforkids #booknerdigan #sleepytime #booksbooksbooks 📚 #cathysreads 🧘🏼‍♀️ #kids #storytelling #readingtime #readaloud #bedtimestories #bookish #illustration #childrensliterature #bedtime

Some yoga people 🙆🏼

We read this story for the first time tonight and oh my goodness did I love it. So sweet and heartwarming about the strong bond between a little girl and her dog. Will definitely be reading this one again. . #childrensbooks #childrensbookstagram #kidsbooks #kidsbookswelove #kidsbook #kidsbooksofinstagram #bookstagram #books #kidlit #reading #raisingreaders #picturebook #bookworm #children #author #booksgalore #booksforkids #booknerdigan #booksbooksbooks 📚 #cathysreads 🧘🏼‍♀️ #kids #storytelling #readingtime #readaloud #bedtimestories #illustration #childrensliterature

#repost @nessadeeart @get_reposter Hi friends! Lucy, Hank, and I will be joining a fantastic lineup of kid lit authors at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for their annual Children’s Book Fair. We’ll be reading books, signing books, and having fun from 9-4 on Saturday. Hope to see you there! Link in my bio. . . . #kidlit #kidlitart #kidsbook #book #bookfair #bookstagram #author #illustrator #illustration #digital #art #flowers #lucyandthestring #lucy #hank #picturebook #bookfair #digitalart #atx #austin #books #girllustrators

. What makes your heart happy?💟 Repeat After Me: 💚"My heart is happy."💚 Another wonderful pic of Author @tangienadmi and our #reapeatafterme books! Just one of the many lovely photographs and affirmations found in the books. ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ #kidsbooks #affirmations #kidstagram #bookstagram #spreadkindness #parenting #positiveaffirmations #childrensbooks #reading #learning #teachersofinstagram #kidlit #picturebook #raisingreaders #booksforkids #positiveparenting #positivekids

I had so much FUN reading “What Does It Mean to Be American?” By @ranedear at Storytime on the Go this morning! Thank you to @rahwayishappening for having me and for having great family events like these all year round 💗 until next time!!! #rahwaynj #illustrationartists #kidlitartist #readingtime📖 #storytime #supportlocalartist #rahwayartsdistrict #rahwayishappening #rahwayinspireslearning #njmom #centralnjmom #raisingareader @sourcebookskids #kidlit #illustratorsoninstagram #illustratorlife @littlepicklestories

What’s the matter Pedro? I don’t know what is troubling you but for me, I just can’t decide which ice cream to buy: vanilla or salty caramel 🤔🤷‍♀️ It’s so hot today! . . . #kidlit #kidlitart #picturebook #sneakpeek #characterdesign #childrensbook #illustration #digitalartwork #childrensbooks #charactersheet #portfolio #characterexpressions #characterdevelopment

This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid-I even went to @spacecampusa in Alabama for a week when I was in 6th grade! (No, I definitely was not considered cool, but 🤷🏼‍♀️) I bought this picture book about the moon landing when I was in Vegas last week. The illustrations are beautiful and I can’t wait to share this book with my students for #classroombookaday when we return to school next month. #moonshot #picturebooks #picturebooksaremyjam #picturebookoftheday #picturebooksofinstagram #kidlit #classroomlibrary #picturebookreviewer #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #iteach2nd #iteach2ndgrade #iteach2 #igconnect4edu #moonlanding #whatsyourmoonshot #elementaryteacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teacherlife #bookshare #booktalk #literacymatters

It’s easy to be tempted by shiny things... Day 1 of my short story completed for the final assignment at the end of my first unit. I have a version with the text for the story on it but I thought it more fun for you to tell your own story from the picture. At the moment my magpie character has no name, I haven’t even properly decided on the gender. 🤷‍♀️Help! Do you have a name you think suits Magpie? #shortstory #characterillustrations #childrensillustration #childrensillustrations #childrensbookstagram #illustrationforchildren #illustrationforchildrensbooks #childrensbooks #kidsbookstagram #illustrationforkids #kidsbookillustration #kidsbooks #kidlitillustration #kidlit #kidlitart #picturebookart #picturebooksofinstagram #picturebooksaremyjam #picturebookillustration #childrenspicturebook #magpie

Charlie’s Dirt Day by Andrew Larsen and illustrated by Jacqueline Hudon-Verrelli Charlie lives in an apartment building and from his balcony, he sees a parade on the street one day. He and his Dad follow the paraders and find out that the mayor is handing out free dirt - compost! Charlie is excited to learn that he can grow plants in his balcony. He and his neighbours grow a variety of vegetables and come harvest season, they make a wonderful spaghetti sauce with their produce. Our experiments with indoor potting and planting this winter gave D an instant connection with this book. More plants have died than grown under our care but we are still learning. Children rarely need an invitation to stick their fingers in the mud. A few months ago, D took to saying quite often, “I want to go home,” when we were at home. Confused, I initially responded with, “You’re already at home, honey.” Later, I learnt to ask him, “Which home?” And he gave me a wonderful answer a few days later, lying on the grass under the blue sky. “This is my home, Mumma.” He stopped talking about “going home” after that. #storiesforachild #readingtomychild #kidlit #childrensbooks #picturebooks #stories #books #reading #charliesdirtday #andrewlarsen #jacqueline Huron-Verrelli

Vicky is looking awesome! Can't wait to see it in the flesh. Check out @mileskellypub's latest post for an awesome discount code on the Vicky and Rex gift sets. Including a book and toy! #illustration #childrensbooks #kidlitart #kidlit #artistsoninstagram #illustrators #illustratorsoninstagram #artists #childrensillustration #characterdesign #art #picturebooks #dinosaurs

“If you want the rainbow, 🌈 you have to deal with the rain.” ~John Green Fault in Our Stars✨ ❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜 #newbeginnings #procreate #findjoy #rainbow🌈 #characterdesign #kidlitart #kidlit #illustrator #cloud #doodle #artistsoninstagram #happytears

“If you want the rainbow, 🌈 you have to deal with the rain.” ~John Green Fault in Our Stars✨ ❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜 #newbeginnings #procreate #findjoy #rainbow🌈 #characterdesign #kidlitart #kidlit #illustrator #cloud #doodle #artistsoninstagram #happytears

It’s been a while since we’ve shared a Dino on here! Sorry for being super quiet still, the to do list never gets any shorter, but good things take time ay! Happy nearly the weekend 🥰🥰🥰 - - - - - - - - - #dinosaur #watercolour #illustration #instaillustration #childrensillustration #watercolour #instaart #worldofartists #characterdesign #nursery #motherhood #nurseryart #instamama #mums #mumtobe #dads #nurseryideas #giftideas #ink #sketchbook #birthday #firstbirthday #creative #design #concept #illustrator #kidlit #kidlitart #kidsprints #smallbusiness #waterblog

🤙🏼 PORTFOLIO PAGE 9 🐢 Same thing as yesterday... I glued excess packaging on it to show the plastic inside a turtles stomach ☹️ When plastic bags float in water, turtles mistake them for jelly fish 😢 #artportfolio #acceptedartportfolio #mappe #kunstmappe #designportfolio #designmappe #mythosmappe #kommunikationsdesign #communicationdesign #wasserschildkröten #turtles #schnorcheln #saveourseas #savetheturtles #saveourplanet #unterwasser #linoprint #sea #kidlitart #kidlit #accepted #podt #aspiringillustrator #armadillo #aspiringartist #illustration

Come join us for a kinetic #boonoonoushair launch party @kozykornerbooksja Saturday @ 2pm. #launchparty #kidsbooks #kidlit

Just a small sample of books that my nearly-ten-year-old will get to read next year. I’m so excited for him because for the first time ever he’ll be reading nearly all on his own. He’s worked so hard for this! And also guys - it was so hard to narrow it down to these books! I mean really, swipe to see how many options I had just for the bios. And don’t even get me started on all the westward expansion and gold rush options I had! #toomanybooksnotenoughtime #amblesideonline #livingbooks #kidlit #charlottemasonirl

Want a book for your Preschool class that your students will read again and again? A book that your littlest littles can read on their own? Download this Powerpoint template to create one for your class. Link in profile. #backtoschool2109

Surprise in the Meadow by Anna Vojtech This is a gentle story about the cycle of life. It’s springtime and a little squirrel is looking for the seeds he buried last fall. What he finds instead is a mysterious shoot growing where his seed was supposed to be. Throughout spring and summer, he watches as the shoot grows into a beautiful sunflower and he eventually finds the seeds he had been looking for. This reminds me of a story I once made up for D in which a squirrel sets out to look for a long-lost acorn nut! One of the things we love about living in Canada is the seasons! The relentless cycle of life. And I think D is beginning to see the cycle too. New leaves in spring, beach time in summer, reds and yellows and oranges in fall, and snow in winter, and back to spring. #storiesforachild #readingtomychild #kidlit #childrensbooks #picturebooks #books #stories #reading #surpriseinthemeadow #annavojtech

Notice anything missing? Well I certainly do! I got a recall for my battery from Apple and took it to the Genius Bar this morning only to find out it will take up to 2 weeks- yes up to 14 days to complete the replacement. I thought it was a joke, too! But it’s not! I’m going to need my friends to step up and help me through this, PLEASE! . . . #computer #computerissues #laptoprepair read #reading #kidsread #writerslife #readers #libraries #instagramwriters #ilovewriting #texaswriters #middlegradebooks #scbwi #writersofinstagram #bookstagram #debutauthors19 #writingcommunityofinstagram #kidlitauthor #middlegradereads #bookfan #middlegradefiction #mglit #kidlit #kidsbooklover #ambassadorinternational #maryewritesmg

I really enjoy designing good characters, and @glennmccarty 's Tumbleweed Thompson stories are full of them. Anyone wish to take a guess at who this guy was modeled after? #penandink #coloredpencil #kidlit #kidlitart #inkdrawing #illustration #illustrator #junctiontales #rattlesnakejunction #tumbleweedthompson

Who else loves all the recent talk about space? ✨✨✨ We can't get enough of reading inspiring books about scientists, astronauts, mathematicians, and all things space! (📷: @simplylearning) - #bookstagram #childrensbooks #letthembelittle #reading #momsofinstagram #kidlit #kidlitart #picturebook #childrensbooks #childrensillustrations #motherhoodrising #stembooks #moonlanding #apollo #apollo11 #katherinejohnson

CW for basically everything. Time we waltzed into the fucked up world of #vcandrews isn't it? So this week we read the 1st part of #mysweetaudrina which Steven was a bit distressed to hear doesn't really cover the buckwild stuff yet. We do have creepy ass rocking chairs, shame, swiss cheese memories, god complexes, and gaslighting. SO. MUCH. GASLIGHTING. Part 2 next week! Also, we're having a giveaway! Like and/or share any of our posts, on any social media platform, or leave an Apple Podcast review, and you'll be eligable every time you do so throught the end of July! Thanks for listening! * Link in that bio! * #throwbackthursday #tbt #80s #80snostalgia #90s #90snostalgia #booknostalgia #bookpodcast #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #bookworm #fotcc #kidlit #nostalgia #podcast #retroreads #retroseries #ya #yabookstagram #yafiction #yanostalgia #yanovels #yaseries #yasnark

#picturebookpageoftheweek: Taken from ‘I’m Going to Eat this Ant’ written by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros @bloomsburypublishing #kidlit #picturebooks #getkidsreading #aislechat #bestofthebest #whatamireading #booksaremagic #highlyrecommend

Birds by Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek 💜 a favorite for mama and baby! We received this as a gift and right away I knew it would have a special place on our bookshelf. It’s a board book about a little girl wondering about different kinds of birds, but also is playful and fun. The bright, rich illustrations are so captivating (I included a shot of the “endpapers” because I love them so much). A favorite line- “If birds made marks with their tail feathers when they flew, think what the sky would look like.” A blurb on the back from NYT book review says “both words and pictures trust the intelligence and imagination of young children, and that’s what makes this a perfect book” and I really feel that’s the perfect description. This would be a lovely gift for parents-to-be or a little one in your life, since it’s not one of the “classics” but is sure to be a favorite. For ages newborn to 4, published by @greenwillowbooks @harpercollinsch #kevinhenkes #lauradronzek #childrensbooks #childrensliterature #kidlit #booklove #babybooks #birds

Celebrating #mandeladay with these books today.

“…y los domó con el truco mágico de mirarlos fijamente a los ojos sin pestañear”. -Where the Wild Things Are. Éste libro lo disfrutamos mucho en el viaje al mar, donde por cierto vimos pasar veleros, y visitamos bahías e islas solitarias. Nos hizo recordar a Max, el niño del cuento “Donde viven los monstruos” de Maurice Sendak, quién navega en su bote día y noche, durante varias semanas y casi más de un año hacia donde viven los monstruos. En ésta historia Max se convierte en el rey de todos los monstruos, convive con ellos y los domina, hasta aburrirse y desear volver a casa. Quiero interpretar que todos poseemos sombras, llámense monstruos, miedos, berrinches, y podemos dominarlos, sin permanecer mucho tiempo allí, pues también está la luz, la vida, las responsabilidades y los deberes (que en este caso es el hogar de Max, al cual regresa). A Silvia le parecen amigables los monstruos de éste libro, en verdad el cuento no pretende ser aterrador, sino todo lo contrario. Sus ilustraciones lo hicieron ganador de la medalla Caldecott, y la historia fue llevada al cine en el 2009. / “Donde viven los monstruos” “Where the Wild Things Are” Texto e ilustraciones de Maurice Sendak HarperCollins 🐚 🐚 🐚 🐚 🐚 🐚 🐚 🐚 🐚 #silvialovesbooks #silviayloscuentos #readingismagic #booksforkids #mombloggers #bookstagram #greatbooksforkids #childrenbooks #growingreaders #kidsbooks #kidsbookinstagram #instabooks #kidlit #reading #lectura #cuentosinfantiles #bookreviews #childrensbooks #ilovebooks #amoleer #readaloud #nature #naturekids #raisingreaders #oceanlife #bajalife #wherethewildthingsare #candidchildhood #mauricesendak #vitaminsea

Bella and Bunny is a hugely popular story from the first ‘Superstar Kids’ book. If your children can’t yet grasp the concept of tidying their room then make sure they have read this story! 📗⭐️👍 #superstar #childrensbooks #read #readingbooks #kids #kidswhoread #parents #tidy #mummy #mummyblogger #bookblogger #instacool #author #agent #learn #dadsofinstagram #mumsofinstagram #giftideas #newbookideas #familygoals #kidshappy #kidlit #kidlitart #getkidsthinking #whatsthemessage

Doing a re-read of this book today, like we do every year. It’s a limited edition: I made one for my Dad, one for my Mom, one for Danny’s parents, and one for us. It has many photos from our wedding, a few words here and there, lay-flat pages, and all the memories of that day. I remember when I made these it took SO LONG. But every year we revisit it, I’m so happy I took that time. Last year at nearly two Rosemary could identify a few people; this year at nearly three she can identify everyone and asks questions about what’s happening in the pictures. I’m so happy I have this too because my Mom unexpectedly passed away about two and a half years after we got married. It’s wonderful to have so many great photos of her, and I know she loved her book. When we went through her house after she passed, I found her copy, a little bit bent and definitely worn. I had heard she took to carrying it around with her in the car to show people when she ran into them, and here was proof. It makes me proud to think something I made made her so happy and brought her such pride. Take the time to make these photo books (I need to take my own advice and make one for R!). Upload pictures on Shutterfly and wait for sales and freebies. It’s worth the work, trust me. #nivdertaganniversary

Listen to the young people! 🌱💚 @kidlit4climate 🌱💚 #kidlit4climate #climatestrike #climatechange #climate #kidlit #kidlitart #illustration #rain #art

Omar el Jaguar is coming out. Can you help me with a book market research by completing this three minute survey? You’ll be entered to win a free copy! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B6Z67CT #latinamommy #kidlit #earlychildhoodeducation

I have a particular affection for Hooray for Fish, as our 8-month-old has taken the “kiss, kiss, kiss” line on the final page to heart, and loves to plant kisses on the bigger fish, especially Fat Fish and Mum Fish. It’s extremely cute. Written and illustrated by #lucycousins of Maisy fame, #hoorayforfish is a journey through a vibrant undersea world, as led by Little Fish. We meet a riot of colourful and unusual fishy friends, Little Fish returning to his loving and reassuringly substantial mother at the end. We have this in robust board book format, which holds up to repeated handling, as well as baby kisses. . . . #happyfish #grumpyfish #hoorayforfishbook @bigpicturebooks #readaloud #picturebookreview #boardbooks #picturebooks #kidsbookstagram #londonbookmamas #toddlerlit #kidslit #kidlit #raisingreaders #kidsbookshelf #babybook

*GIVEAWAY AHEAD* Are you an audiobook listener? If yes, have you tried audiobooks with your kids? Here are a few tips to keep in mind courtesy of Jim Trelease’s THE READ-ALOUD HANDBOOK: 1. “Remember: The art of listening is an acquired one. It must be taught and cultivated gradually—it doesn’t happen overnight.” . 2. “Allow your listeners a few minutes to settle down and adjust their bodies and minds to the story. If it’s a novel, begin by asking what happens when you left off yesterday.” . 3. “Reluctant readers or unusually active children frequently find it difficult to just sit and listen. Paper, crayons, and pencils allow them to keep their hands busy while listening.” . Aren’t those great reminders? We started listening to audiobooks shortly before my daughter turned three and it’s been such a positive experience for our family. I recently put together a list of 14 of the best audiobooks for young kids (ages 3-7) and am SO excited to share it with you. You can read the entire list over on the @thriftylittles blog! We’d love to share the joy of audiobooks with one of you. To win a six month @audible subscription simply: 1. Follow @bookbloom if you aren’t already. 2. Check out our best 14 audiobook recommendations (link in bio) and let us know in the comments which book you think you or your kids would like most. Open internationally. Giveaway closes on Friday, July 26 at 7pm EST. Winner will be selected at random and announced shortly thereafter. This giveaway is not affiliated with instagram. Ps. For other GREAT audiobook suggestions, be sure to check out the @kidlitpicks posts this month.

Happy Thursday! Hope you're all having a great week so far. Today I need to talk about fear. As most of you probably know, my debut novel comes out in September. Being a published novelist has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. I dreamed of sitting in a cliffside house in Maine, writing stories next to the Atlantic and of seeing my book in stores. Now my dream is coming true. (Not the seaside house, though. That'd be amazing.) And I'm afraid to be seen. I have a few author events lined up in October, and all I can think is, why should anyone listen to what I have to say? What do I have to say that hasn't already been said by better, more eloquent writers? I'm just an average person, living an average life. I'm not flashy or fashionable. I don't live in NYC or L.A. I'm just me. When I was a kid, speaking in front of people terrified me. And now that same fear is returning. What if I let the people who come to meet me down? What if I'm never comfortable with this part of being published? All l want out of these events is to connect with readers and other writers. To share my love of books and reading. But the idea of giving an author talk makes me feel like a fraud. And I'm not even fully sure why. But I'm not letting the fear stop me. I just hope I can get out of my own way and try to enjoy this time. Thank you for listening! How do you move past fear? #bookishfeatures #bestofbookstagram #writersifinstagram #writersofig #writingcommunity #writerscommunity #spilledink #wordsmith #writersconnection #writerslife #writinginspiration #authorlife #authorcommunity #authorsofig #newauthor #igauthorlife #theliarsdaughter #youngadultbooks #yalit #kidlit #impostersyndrome #fear

Can't wait for the @healhive experience. ⁠ #beeyourself.⁠