Tuesday, October 15, 2019

TRAILER REVEAL: Let's Eat! Mealtime Around the World by Lynne Marie



So excited to reveal the trailer of my latest book with the wonderful BEAMING BOOKS, publisher of my holiday book THE STAR IN THE CHRISTMAS PLAY...
LET'S EAT! MEALTIME AROUND THE WORLD, illustrated by the fabulous Parwinder Singh!

Take a L@@K!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HymfLKelzP4&feature=youtu.be



BUY HERE:
https://amzn.to/33xcxQz

Thank you for your continued support!
Lynne Marie
www.LiterallyLynneMarie.com
LiterallyLynneMarie@Gmail.com

Friday, October 11, 2019

THREE REASONS TO READ: Where Are You From by Yamile Saied Mendez






Title: Where Are You From?
Illustrator: Jaime Kim
Publisher: Harper Collins 2019

Jacket Flap: When a young girl is asked where she is 
from -- where she's really from -- she's no longer as 
sure as she was. She decides to turn to her dear abuelo 
for some help with this ever-persistent question. But he 
doesn't quite give her the answer she expects. 



Yamile Saied Mendez's lyrical text and Jaime Kim's 
stunning illustrations celebrate the importance of family,  
love and home through embracing one's rich heritage and culture. 

THREE REASONS TO READ:

1.    I really love that although the heritage in this book is Spanish, in the end, it emphasizes: "he points 
       to his heart. You're from here, from my love and the love of all those before us, from those who 
       dreamed of you..."
2.    I enjoyed the cultural flavor of the Pampas. 
3.   I loved the collaboration between the Argentinian author and South Korean illustrator that resulted 
      in this beautiful book. 

BONUS REASON: It inspired me to draft a picture book manuscript which shares about my culture. My 
Mormor would be proud.  

BUY THE BOOK:
https://amzn.to/32b5WuQ


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

THREE REASONS TO READ: How I Learned to Fall Out of Trees by Vincent X. Kirsch

Title: HOW I LEARNED TO FALL OUT OF TREES
Author/Illustrator: Vincent X. Kirsch
Publisher: Abrams Books, 2019

Jacket Flap:
Hang on tight with both hands. 
Take it one branch at a time. 
Letting go will be the hardest part...

Roger and Adelia are the very best of friends. They've spent many springtimes collecting birds' nests, autumns jumping into piles of colorful leaves, and winters building snowmen. When Adelia has to move away, the two friends must say goodbye. However, she has a parting gift. She will teach Roger how to climb a tree and fall safely. But how do you learn to let go? Adelia makes sure that, for Roger, falling will be the easiest part. 

A tender tale for anyone who's ever had to say goodbye to a friend, How I Learned to Fall Out of Trees captures the bittersweet emotions of growing up and moving forward. 

THREE REASONS TO READ:

1.    A problem kids (and adults) can identify with! 
2.    Such a sweet and tender (and clever) treatment of the problem that's kid-friendly and not at all preachy. 
3.    Wonderful, accessible art that also works to make the story accessible.  

BONUS REASON: TREES -- trees are so important and the cornerstone to this book. We need more trees! 

BUY THE BOOK:
https://amzn.to/35heoL5



Thursday, October 3, 2019

2019 CYBILS - Bring On the Books! Call for Nominations

I am excited to have been appointed as a Cybils Fiction Picture Book and Board Book Round 1 Judge -

Congratulations to all who are serving on this year's panels! 

IMPORTANTLY, Cybils Nominations are open until October 15, 2019. We can nominate one book in each category. 

As much as I would have appreciated it, PLEASE do DO NOT nominate my books as I will have to disqualify them due to fact that I am serving on the panel. 

Take a moment and see what's been nominated and add YOUR pick! 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

THREE REASONS TO READ: Flower Talk - How Plants Use Color to Communicate by Lynne Marie

Title: FLOWER TALK
Author: Sara Levine
Illustrator: Marsha D'yans
Publisher: Millbrook Press, 2019

Jacket Flap:

Psst! DID YOU KNOW PLANTS CAN TALK? It's true! Plants use colors of their flowers to communicate with animals. Because they help plants make seeds by moving pollen from one flower to another.  Learn the secrets of flower talk from a narrator with an inside scoop!

THREE REASONS TO READ:

1.    The narrator is a cactus! 
2.    The information is important AND engaging.
3.    The art and presentation is amazing! 

BONUS REASON: Bees -- Bees are so very important. Be kind to them and all living things! There's so much more I can say about this book with it's truly beautiful illustrations. It's a necessary book. Read it. Share it. Preserve plants and insects! 

BUY THE BOOK:
https://amzn.to/2o5VGFb


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Friday, September 27, 2019

SUMMER/FALL 2019 - My Moldilocks and the Three Scares Blog Hop

SUMMER WEBSITE AND BLOG APPEARANCES: 

Want to learn more about ME and MOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE SCARES? Here are some places
to discover the story behind the author and the story!

July 1, 2019 - Writer’s Rumpus
July 15, 2019 - Kirkus Review 
August 4, 2019 - Rate Your Story Blog
August 6, 2019 - Writing and Illustrating Blog
August 8, 2019 - Simply Seven
August 9, 2019 - KidLit 411
August 27, 2019 - Manju Blog
September 6, 2019 - 12 x 12 Featured Author
September 17, 2019 - #Revision Week
September 27, 2019 - Inherview with Shannon Otto Stocker
http://www.shannonstocker.com/lynne-marie-inherview/

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

CHECK OUT MY FRIENDS AND THEIR FABULOUS #reVISIONweek POSTS HERE


What happens when a group of six close, invested and motivated authors get together? reVISION week, that's what!

Along with our Leader Lauren Kerstein, Katie Frawley, Shannon Otto Stocker, Joana Pastro, Michal Babay we've banded together to motivate YOU (and let's be honest, ourselves)!

Please feel free to check out my DAY TWO POST, as well as the fabulous posts from my dear friends. I will be updating them each day, so you will always have a way to find them all in one place! They're fabulous, just like my friends!

PRIZES and MORE REVISION TIPS!
https://laurenkerstein.wordpress.com/2019/09/27/revisionweek-2019-wrap-up-and-prizes

DAY SEVEN WRAP UP POST: Looks Like You Made It!
https://laurenkerstein.wordpress.com/2019/09/22/revisionweek-day-7-you-made-it-enter-to-win-a-prize-today/

DAY SIX POST: Make Your Manuscript Sing by Shannon Otto Stocker
https://laurenkerstein.wordpress.com/2019/09/21/revisionweek-day-6-make-your-manuscript-sing/



DAY FIVE POST: Pacing tricks by Lauren Kerstein
https://laurenkerstein.wordpress.com/2019/09/20/revisionweek-day-5-pacing-tricks-that-strengthen-your-manuscript/









DAY FOUR POST: Revise Your Schedule by Michal Babay
https://laurenkerstein.wordpress.com/2019/09/19/revisionweek-day-4-revise-your-schedule-otherwise-known-as-say-no-to-distractions/


DAY THREE POST: Filtering Feedback - How to Stay True to Your Revisions
https://laurenkerstein.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/revisionweek-day-3-filtering-feedback-how-to-stay-true-to-your-vision-during-revisions/


DAY TWO POST: Revision Tips from The Picture Book Mechanic
https://laurenkerstein.wordpress.com/2019/09/17/revisionweek-day-2-revision-tips-from-the-picture-book-mechanic/







DAY ONE POST: How to Critique Your Manuscript Like a CP by Katie Frawley
https://laurenkerstein.wordpress.com/2019/09/16/revisionweek-day-1-note-to-self-how-to-critique-your-manuscript-like-a-cp/








REVISION WEEK EVE POST: Twas the Night Before Revision Week
https://laurenkerstein.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/twas-the-night-before-revisionweek/










Because when it comes down to it, we're all in this together and 
couldn't have done it without each other.