Having edited picture books throughout my career, I gain a constantly fresh perspective while teaching "Creating the Picture Book" at Pratt/Manhattan.  The course has me tuned in to new and classic picture books.

MY HUSBAND, TOM LALICKI, AND I JOINTLY EDIT  middle-grade fiction. The accomplished author of the Houdini and Nate Mystery series, he's also written acclaimed biographies, including Spellbinder. With his knowledge of sports and history, Tom brings an added perspective and it's interesting to delve into the story world together.




Creating this illustration was a wonderful experience. I found myself reconnecting with books from throughout my career, including the first, Fiona's Bee, which got a starred Kirkus review and made me feel that I had it made.  Also included are books by such favorite authors and illustrators as Jim Arnosky, Rhoda Blumberg, Grace Chetwin, Pat Cummings, Henrik Drescher, Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson, Paul Goble, Diane Goode, Cheryl Harness, Steve Henry, Susan Jeffers, Daniel Pinkwater, Edward Sokol, Yoko Kawashima Watkins, and Mildred Pitts Walter.

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