I’m Julie, mom of three, former educator and administrator, and aspiring picture book author. Thanks for stopping by!
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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… Continue reading Big Picture 8: Emotional Intelligence
Wow! It’s been a loooong time since I posted, but this summer kept me super busy with travel, family and friends. I hope you also enjoyed your time these last few months, whether it be summer or winter where you are. But now that the children are back in school, and there is some semblance… Continue reading Big Picture 7: Community
May is Asian/Pacific Heritage Month and I am celebrating with a post about Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese American female pilot in the U.S. military. Hazel Ying Lee joined the military in 1943, when the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) program was created in response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Unfortunately, I had… Continue reading Big Picture 6: Persistence
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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