Writing for Children: Story Conflict

Writing tips…You may not realize it, but every story has conflict. Every story. Just like the “story concept” and the “MDQ”, if there is no conflict, there is no story. Even the most innocent, feel good, lovey dovey, soft-hearted children’s book story has conflict....more

25 Must-Read Picture Books

 "Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself."- George Bernard Shaw  I make no secret that I'm a book nerd....more

Good Night Moon

In the great green room...Tonight, Carlos chose "Goodnight Moon" for his bedtime book.  We haven't read it in a few months--I never got the sense he really liked it, but what do I know?...more

Indestructible Reading

As a first time Mama, I am learning things as my daughter and I move along in this wonderful journey.  We are at the point where everything, and I mean, EVERYTHING that is picked up goes straight into her mouth.  I read to her everyday, and have given her some of those hard books that have 5 or 6 pages in them, and they are the hard cardboard-y kind of books and she can't open the pages yet, etc...  she's only 6 months, afterall.  (A very merry half Birthday to Joanna Rose today!)...more
YES! I highly recommend them and so does Johnny Mac Pippin. He owns them all. :-)more

Children's Books That Don't Exist -- but Should!

For some random reason, I recently got to thinking about children's storybooks, and the web of crap we weave every time we present our youth with a Little Golden Book. No wonder little Johnny thinks he can create a time travel machine and make a million dollars. It's because he thinks people will invest in his project instead of stealing the idea and then suing him for damages. Sorry Johnny. Welcome to real life. Grab a beer and join the misery. So what if there were children's books that actually told the truth? ...more
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"Children remind us to treasure the smallest of gifts, even in the most difficult time." - Allen Klein

   Author of comtemporary childrens' books dealing with realitic and social issues.tourettemama2012.blogspot.ca/http://talesttttt.wix.com/danicasurette#...more

Baby Bumps And Books

I recently put together a guest post for The Raise Foundation. It's a non-profit organization that supports and assist victims of child abuse. I was really please that they reached out to me. My posts will be featured the first Monday of every month. I wanted to share with you my very first post. My goal with regards to my posting will be to encourage parents to read to their children and why it's so important. I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic. ...more
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Brain candy for Mom and Election Book for 3-6 year olds

 For Mom: ...more