I’m Julie, mom of three, former educator and administrator, and aspiring picture book author. Thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, January 26th is Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) and I am honored to be an official book reviewer once again. I was gifted the book, Sumo Joe, written by Mia Wenjen and illustrated by Nat Iwata. This book was published in 2019 by Lee and Low Books, Inc, which happens to be “the largest…
Hello and Happy New Year! The New Year is the perfect time to reflect on beginnings and endings and this post features a book about both. Beginning is written by Shelley Thomas Moore, illustrated by Melissa Castrillón, and was released in 2022 by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers. This book does not have…
I like to make my friends laugh by saying that everything I know, I learned from picture books, but in many cases it’s true! The life lessons and knowledge gleaned from picture books are not to be underestimated. It’s easy to see this in most non-fiction books. Pick one up; you’re bound to learn something…
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Hi, I’m Julie. After leaving my job as a teacher and administrator in 2018, I dove headfirst into the world of picture book writing. When I unexpectedly reentered teaching in 2021, I created this site as a way to connect my work experience with my love for picture books. Read more