Tag Archives: John Rocco

What I’ve Been Reading (July 2016)

Ahhh! Summertime! Lazy days and more trips to the public library. I attended a Children’s Literature Conference at Shenandoah University in June, so many of the books on this list are by the fantastic authors and illustrators I met there. Preschool (3-5 years): Preschool (3-5 years) & Early Elementary (5-8 years): Early Elementary (5-8 years): Middle Grades (8-12 […]

What DOES the Fox Say?

 (And other important questions to ask when writing a children’s book)   This sign hangs on the wall by my desk. When I’m writing, it encourages me to stretch my imagination to try to turn an ordinary character or story into something special. Ask the questions that haven’t been asked, even if they sound incredibly […]