If you'd like to hear me sound even more Australian than usual because of a wicked cold, and learn about a wonderful picture book that you may not have heard about, do watch this short video. For writers, it shows one way of writing for children about an historical event that is both creative and soulful with dramatic pacing. The story is about intergenerational love, history and the founding of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra all with a light and fun touch. Written by Tami Shem-Tov & Rachel Sandbank and illustrated by Avi Ofer, it's two thumbs up from me, Dr. Mira Reisberg!
We are so excited to be mixing things up at the Children's Book Academy. Mondays with Mandy or Mira is now the Blogfish!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays will feature award-winning former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature reading specialist and MFA in creative writing graduate Mandy Yates has been published multiple times in Highlights Magazine.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the great Christine Taylor-Butler who has published over 70 award-winning fiction and non-fiction and nonfiction books including the acclaimed new middle grade series - The Lost Tribes.
And 5th Mondays will feature will feature the fabulous Carl Angel, award-winning multi-published Illustrator and graphic designer.
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