Picture Book 4

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7 Children's Picture Book Manuscripts in 7 Days I'm taking the 7 in 7 picture book challenge. Report on 7 in 7 for the first week of May, 2009 May 7 May 6. Historical Fiction. OK, here comes the rationalization for why I don't have a good draft done. A couple years ago, a friend told me ...

Picture Book 3

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7 Children's Picture Book Manuscripts in 7 Days I'm taking the 7 in 7 picture book challenge. Report on 7 in 7 for the first week of May, 2009 May 7 May 6 Note: This is a note of general frustration with writing 7 picture books in 7 days. I want to dig in and revise, which I ...

Oliver in Europe with Triplets

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Halversons Take Oliver to Portugal, Spain, France and London, England One of the nicest things about working on the Oliver K. Woodman books were my editors at Harcourt. They were smart, efficient and experts in making a picture book's text and images come together. Deborah Halverson did most of the editing work on Searching for Oliver K. ...

Picture Book 2

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7 Children's Picture Book Manuscripts in 7 Days I'm taking the 7 in 7 picture book challenge. Report on 7 in 7 for the first week of May, 2009 May 7 May 6 May 5 May 4: Delaware and Miriam. OK. This is getting hard! Picture books are short, yes, but that doesn't mean they are easy to ...

Olivers Travels

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You saw it here first! Oliver has a new website and he's having lots of fun this summer! Geotagging: A Social App for Geography Fun Our knowledge of geography is becoming more sophisticated: If you own a smart phone, like the Apple iPhone 3G or some Blackberrys, the phone will automatically adds geotags – location information – ...

Picture book 1

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7 Children's Picture Book Manuscripts in 7 Days I'm taking the 7 in 7 picture book challenge. Report on 7 in 7 for the first week of May, 2009 May 1: Violet Ivy's Button Eyes. 1128 words. May 2: ABC book. OK, so it's one I had half-way started before and abandoned because I had blanks for ...