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I’m Julie, mom of three, former educator and administrator, and aspiring picture book author. Thanks for stopping by!

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Big Picture 12: Immigration

When author, Amanda Rose, asked me if I would be interested in reading her picture book about a German immigration story, I jumped at the chance! Immigration stories are fascinating and, since my own family also immigrated from Germany, I had a personal interest in this book. It’s a Wonderful Story is actually based on…

Big Picture 11: Kindness Carries

As research for one of my manuscripts, I’ve been reading a lot of SEL (Social Emotional Learning) picture books. So far, some of my favorites include Allie All Along by Sarah Lynne Reul and Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell; illustrated by Corinna Luyken. But when I came across Finding Kindness,…

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About Me

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

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