Happy Summer, everyone! I would've never guessed when I wrote my last blog post that even more exciting opportunities would arise. I am now officially a blogger, a Blogateer to be exact! Amazing things happen when you follow your bliss, and it all started with one picture book class with The Children's Book Academy. I would not be here without the generous spirit that is Dr. Mira Reisburg. She surprised me with the incredible opportunity of writing for her website's blog, what an honor!
Writing and following my passion for it really has opened so many doors in just a few short months. And now it looks like all those extra hours I'm putting in getting lost in the children's section of the library and book stores is sparking inspiration two-fold: exposing me to the incredibly fun world of children's literature and giving me the resources to write on the fourth Wednesday of every month for the Blogateers. I think I might already have all the books I want to review for the rest of the year, and it's only June!
It's an understatement to say there are books to fill multiple lifetimes spent in the aisles of the children's books section. My first blog post was on Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color by Julia Denos (who I even connected with on Twitter, thanks to Mira of course... wow!) . There is just an abundance, but these are my favorites for June:
The Storm Whale in Winter
by: Benji Davies
Big Wolf and Little Wolf: The Little Leaf that Wouldn't Fall
by: Nadine Brun-Cosme and Olivier Tallec
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood
by: F. Isabel Compoy, Theresa Howell, Illustrated by: Rafael Lopez
Nana in the City
by: Lauren Castillo
Monster and Son
by: David LaRochelle, Illustrated by: Joey Chou
I feel so blessed to be learning and exploring on this journey. And the summer has only just begun! Next adventure: my first SCBWI summer conference in July!
Here you'll find...
my thoughts, and hopefully a spark of inspiration. Enjoy!