Let's face it: picture books are the best books. Not only that, but we are living in a new golden age of picture books. With works like The Most Magnificent Thing, Henry Finch, The Book of Mistakes, Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth, The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza, Noisy Night, Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, How to Make Friends with a Ghost ohmygoodnessicouldgoonforever out there to be read and loved, who wouldn't want in on the Kid Lit world?
I know I do.
For the past few years I've beeb learning, studying, and — yes — obsessing over picture books. I'm a New England Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (NESCBWI) member, part of a delightful critique group, and basically here for anything picture book related. I'M HERE FOR IT!
And now it's time to take the plunge. I've completed several picture book manuscripts (described below) and I am actively seeking representation. If you'd like to read any these titles, just let me know!
Picture Books Forever.
My Dad's Mustache is Missing!
Fiction, 550 words
Saffi is used to finding the things her parents misplace. But when Dad's mustache disappears, can her super sleuthing skills save the day? Or will Dad look like a baby-faced potato-head forever?
I Love You, Groundhog Poopsie Pants
Fiction, 375 words
When an extroverted boy attempts to befriend a super-shy groundhog, he must rethink what it means to be a good friend.
Do Goats Sit Like This?
Informational Fiction, 392 words
Only this book dares to ask if goats sit crisscross applesauce, if fish swim with floaties, if bees dance in conga lines, and other seriously silly scientific inquiries.
Capybara's Busy Day
Fiction, 138 words
Capybara (the world's chillest giant rodent) is on a mission to cuddle with every animal in the Amazon — until one grumpy Harpy Eagle gets in her way.
When I Was a Kid in the 90's
Fictionalized Memoir, 544 words
When I was a kid in the ‘90s, life was real chill and fresh. I ate chocolate chip cookies for breakfast and danced the Macarena. I played hacky sack wearing a Girl Power tee-shirt. I earned enough tickets shooting ski ball to win a ceramic unicorn. Being a kid in the ‘90s was all that and a bag of chips – even as I started to realize the world could be a troubling place.
Be A Bird Nerd
Informational Fiction, 420
Narrated by an enthusiastic eight-year-old bird nerd (think Fancy Nancy meets John Audubon) in simple, quirky rhymes, BE A BIRD NERD shares tips on how to identify 48 common species based on field marks, songs & calls, diets, environments and more – even answering the question: do some birds have mustaches? (Hint: Yes. And they look GREAT.)