What is Freedom? Exploring the concept through Picturebooks. #LibrarianFightClub
Growing up in Canada, we don’t’ spend a lot of time talking about the concept of ‘Freedom.’ Not in the way that seems to take over a lot of the discussion in America around what they demand from their society, what they expect of their lives. “Freedom” has never been our primary value in our…
What makes a Picturebook Universally Appealing? And how does the kidlit genre differ from country to country?
Becoming a picturebook reviewer in an age of social media has demonstrated to me one thing. Almost nothing is universal. Picturebooks are no exception. It’s not something the average reader questions a lot, ‘is this book famous in other countries?’ But after spending a few years making friends with picturebook reviewers around the world I’ve…
#LibrarianFightClub to Hug or not to Hug?
Ideas around children and hugging have come a long way in the last ten years, let’s take a look at “Don’t Hug Doug (He Doesn’t Like It) 2021, vs. “Hug Machine” 2014.
Advice to Self Publishers from @ReadWithRiver
Some advice from a long time picturebook review for first time self-published picturebook authors. Things to avoid. Things to consider.
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