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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 9: Cycles

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…

Big Picture 8: Emotional Intelligence

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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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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