Thursday, June 30, 2011


So we're here to visit our Oasis Meme again, and I have the pleasure of exploring one of my favorite avenues in writing: Picture Books. I was excited to read this week's question because I write picture books as well as YA.

Last week's plug: Let's get out of the realm of writing and YA for a bit. What picture book are you thankful for?

With having four kids, I have a throng of picture books in my house. I wrote a post HERE matching up a favorite picture book with each of my children. For today, I'll be more general. STELLALUNA, by Author Janell Cannon is a fantastic PB. The story explores all that encompasses self-discovering and acceptance in language a young child can understand. The illustrations are fantastic and help convey the story in a sweet and gentle way.

Do you have a favorite Picture Book??

To join in the weekly meme, just do the following:

1. Do your own blog post on what you're thankful for today. It doesn't have to be on topic (but it can be!)

2. Be sure to grab our badge and include it in your post.

3. Post a link to your blog in the comments here so that others can find you.

4. Go forth and share your gratitude! (And when friending new blogs, be sure to let them know you found them because of their participation in the meme.)

Next Week's Topic: Staying near the topic of Picture Books, what imagery inspires you most while writing?? It can be geared to any genre. 


  1. I remember Goodnight Moon and Where the Wild Things Are best. Loved those books.

  2. I'm happy to be participating in Thankful Thursday again! I'm thankful for MADELINE. :)

  3. I love Stella Luna but my current favorite picture book is BIG PLANS by Lane Smith and Bob Shea. I laughed so hard, I snorted.

  4. Yeah Matt, those are great choices!
    Katy - Madeline is fabulous.
    Christa - haven't heard of it. I'll check it out. TY!

  5. I have two of my own kids and have taught preschool for 14 years, so my picture book collection is probably over to pick?? I'll have to go with The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle - that's one that all the kids listen to with their eyes on the book and ask for over and over (which is tough to accomplish with 10 or so 3-year-olds!).

  6. I love Stellaluna. But then there are so many picture books I adore, I simply cannot tie myself down to one. Great post!

  7. When I taught pre-school, I loved reading There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly by M. Twinn because I could get super dramatic and shocked by what she swallowed next. But, my favorite PB as a mom is Love You Forever by Robert Munch and Sheila McGraw. That story makes me want to cry every time. :)


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