November is National Novel Writing Month--a fun way to flex our talents in creative writing. The organizers at NaNoWriMo.org challenge writers to create an entire novel in just one month. They offer a free Young Writers Program for under-18 ...See More
We're pretty convinced that fairies are all around us. Here are two of our favorites, drawn by Marrieta Gal, the illustrator of The Climbing Tree.
In Caroline and the Not-Mamma, a small girl is alternately terrified and furious when her grandmother--seen by Caroline as the "Not-Mamma"--babysits her for the day. The story is told through the child's eyes. Here, she has a swift response when the Not-Mamma brings her lunch. Illustrator Elena Kochetova added the cat to nearly every scene to amplify the mood and offer a fun detail for the littles to search for on every page. The book is due out in early 2020 and will be available for pre-order in December 2019.
My granddaughters and I are just a little obsessed with the Arts for Kids Hub on YouTube. The videos are fun to watch and easy to follow. Try drawing a dolphin with the young artist in your life! (You can subscribe directly to the channel by clicking on the link above.)