Years ago, before I wrote my first picture book, I thought that picture books were really easy to write. I figured, well, they are short and how hard can it be to write a short book?
How wrong I was.
First of all, when you are writing a picture book usually you are writing for a younger audience. So you have to use short sentences and simple words.
Secondly, you have to make it interesting. Most picture books are short, so you have to grab their attention and keep it.…Continue
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My son and I are at the bookstore. He is super excited. He has been dragged around on chores with me all day: Car wash, food shopping, photo pickup, department stores and several other places. As a reward for his super helpful behavior, I told him that I would purchase him the book we are missing from his Magic Tree House series.…
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As a child, you couldn't catch me without a book in my hand. My idea of fun was spending a Saturday at the library, checking out every hardcover I could carry. I would read to anyone who would listen, including my Cabbage Patch Kids lined up on my bed. I knew the mailman by name. I sat by the door waiting for him to deliver my monthly subscription of Highlights magazine. After I finished a chapter, I would write my own stories in a notebook. But as time passed and as I…Continue
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Can I wipe bottoms and still kick-ass? What if all the other mums are really, really boring? Is it okay to Google the answers to everything? Kirsty Smith, the acclaimed UK blogger behind Eeh Bah Mum, is the our guest this week on MomCave LIVE. She’s the author of “How to Have a Baby and Not Lose Your…Continue
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Kristi's Book Nook is celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day!
Added by Kristi Bernard on January 25, 2016 at 8:56pm — No Comments
We've been visiting a lot of model homes lately. And like most show homes, they are immaculately decorated. As we wander through the rooms, I am usually distracted by two thoughts:…Continue
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I don't know about you, but when it comes to my Christmas vacation reads, I want something uplifting. I made the mistake of reading The Lovely Bones over Christmas break when I was twelve which was the absolute worst possible choice for cultivating Christmas cheer. Bring me pure, unadulterated fun!
Reading is an important activity in our life and reading books to our…Continue
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A study from Penn State says genetics and societal influences influence the future artist. Read about it HERE…Continue
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Book giveaways is just a small part of what I do at Kristi's Book Nook. I love sharing books with diverse characters so that all children can see themselves in the stories they read. I feature books that teach readers about Jewish culture from Kar-Ben Publishing. I also love…Continue
Added by Kristi Bernard on November 28, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments
In the evenings, my wonderful husband supervises our son's bath activities and I am the one who gets to read to him at night. I don't remember how this started. I don't think we made any sort of agreement or arrangement around it - it may have been a natural progression of my cleaning up after dinner, him taking the little guy upstairs for bed, and our son liking to snuggle with me more (generally speaking).…Continue
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Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World is a delightful, interactive celebration of Disney’s timeless characters, stories, and fairy tales—perfect for Disney fans of all ages.…Continue
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