We have such a sweet picture book today that falls in the genre of "character driven" picture books, where the relationships are more important than plot. It's also an "opposites attract" compare and contrast story that sets up a nice rhythm AND it has delightful illustrations as well. What's not to like?
Turns out it was written by fellow Aussie Aaron Blabey, who it turns out is the current Australian Literacy Ambassador. Way to go Aaron! His website is lots of fun as well http://www.aaronblabey.com.
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Mondays with Mira: Loud Emily
Hullo - Welcome to Mondays with Mira
As you'll see from my video, I really like this book for a variety of reasons but particularly because Loud Emily provides a terrific example of a plot driven picture book. It was created to accompany Alexis O'Neill's interview for the Craft and Business of Writing Children's Picture Books e-Course http://www.picturebookacademy.com/writing-childrens-picture-books.html#.UE1QaRif8k9
If you are interested in picture books, check us out. An exciting new course will be starting October 29th for those who missed out on the first sold-out e-Course.
Mondays with Mira - A Wombat's World
It's Labor Day weekend here in the States and in the spirit of honoring Labor Day, I'm taking tomorrow off and posting Monday's video early. So without further ado...
Let me introduce Caroline Arnold's lovely lyrical adventure into the world of wombats and non-fiction. With the recent common core standards' emphasis on expository or explanatory/factual writing, children's picture book authors wishing to write for this burgeoning market can learn a lot from a book such as this. Caroline has written over 100 published books, most of them non-fiction. This one is from her recent animal world series, which you can find on her website at www.carolinearnold.com
I'm also delighted to say that Caroline is featured in a helpful interview for the craft and business of writing children's picture books,This course is currently sold out but I'm looking at eitherscheduling the next one for either the end of October or early February. Do let me know what you think both about this video and these scheduling dates ~ much warmth ~ Mira : )
We are so excited to be mixing things up at CBA, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with awesome multi-published former student Shirin Shamsi who will be focusing on Muslim and cultural kidlit.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with several new books.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature STEM, STEAM & SEL obsessed author Kourtney LaFavre sharing delightfully dorky, quirky, and fun info.
And 5th Mondays we'll be taking a break