Posted tagged ‘Roaring Book Press’

What Makes a Writer?

March 22, 2018

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If you’ve ever dreamed of being a writer, award-winning author, Patricia MacLachlan’s Someone Like Me is a book that will touch your heart. This charming, lyrical tale is about a little girl who listens to stories told over and over, reads book after book, observes how people talk and laugh, dreams of a white horse, and carries memories of her great-grandmother’s love of the prairie earth and nature. This semi-autobiographical story gives the reader a peek into Patricia MacLachlan’s childhood and how the simple things in life made a lasting impression on her. Chris Sheban’s beautiful illustrations are rendered in soft watercolors, colored pencils, and graphite. The text and illustrations evoke memories of a young girl’s life journey that influenced her life as a writer.

An Interview with Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan

 

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An Out of this World Book!

September 15, 2016

I’m always on the lookout for picture books that entertain readers – especially if I’m reading it multiple times to youngsters. While at our local library, I found a book that does just that.

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Best Frints in the Whole Universe is written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis − an award-winning author. Kids and adults who have a lively sense of humor will love this book. Portis has a wonderful grasp of wordplay. She uses words that are spelled and pronounced differently but are easily translated into our everyday language. The illustrations are bold, bright, and hysterical. The theme is friendship, but sometimes these friends don’t always get along. A poke in the eye, a bite on the tail, some angry words, and a ruined spossip are actions that could mean the end of their relationship, but these quirky characters manage to patch things up. No matter how you say it or read it, the two will always be “best frints.” Don’t forget to look at the end pages. It’s a picture dictionary of words used on the planet Boborp. If you want an out of this world experience, read this book!

Make sure to go to your library and find other great books.

Don’t miss next week’s blog. The winner of the Toby giveaway will be announced! If you want a chance to win a swag bag and the book, make a comment on my last week’s blog before 11:59 tonight, 9-15-16. 

 

 


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