Fall Picture Book Favorites- Bear Has a Story to Tell

A couple of years ago I did a blog series called Fall Picture Book Favorites. I was perusing these posts today and thought I’d reshare some of my favorite books from one of my favorite seasons! BEAR HAS A STORY TO TELL is the first. . . enjoy!

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I’m always captured by the fall—its vibrant colors and cozy frame of mind help get me in the mood for short winter days, long winter nights and writing to the backdrop of gentle snow storms. Fall also puts me in the mood to pull out some of my favorite change-of-season picture books and rediscover why I love them. So for the next few weeks, I’m devoting Sensibility and Sense to some of my fall favorites. I invite you to join me as we take a closer look at these gems and see what makes them work so beautifully. My first pick is what I consider a picture-book-lover’s dream…

Bear Has a Story to Tell, by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead (Roaring Brook Press, 2012) bear-has-a-story

In this book, the big, cuddly main character has a problem: he’s getting very sleepy but needs to tell a story. We discover his…

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Fabulous Halloween Reads from Penguin!

If you’re looking for some fun and spooky reads for your little (and not so little) ghosts and goblins this Halloween, check out this fabulous reading list from Penguin Random House!

 

Penguin Random House Halloween Reads for Kids

 

Happy Haunting, and Happy Reading!

Patti

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A Thought for Monday. . .

I found this lovely quote today and wanted to share it with all of you!

 

“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”
—Virginia Woolf

 

Write large my friends. Write large-  Patti

 

And don’t forget my Back-to-School Critique special going on now!

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PGWRites Critiques Back-to-School Picture Book Special!

Happy fall everyone! I took a couple of months off from posting for some much-needed R & R, and enjoyed getting images (1)together with friends and family members over the summer. I hope you and yours spent time soaking up the summer sun and making some great memories! School started in my community the day after Labor Day, but I know many of you got started even earlier. I have a high-school senior this year and a college sophomore, so we’re buckling our seat belts for a great year of surprises and celebrations.

In the spirit of learning and getting back to work, I’m offering a back-to-school picture book critique special. From now through September 30th, participants will receive 25% off the regular price of a PGWRites Critique. That’s a $50 value for only $37.50!

Your personalized PGWRites picture book critique includes: 

  1. Line-by-line markup of your manuscript with edits and suggestions. (Using track changes)
  2. A one-page written critique with a detailed explanation of the manuscript mark-up.
  3. A list of the strengths/weaknesses of the manuscript from my perspective, as well as a list of guided questions to help with the revision process.
  4. Answers to your questions about the critique in one follow-up email.

That’s right! All of this for the low price of $37.50! Now that’s what I call a bargain.

Simply visit the PGWRites Critiques tab here at Sensibility and Sense and follow the instructions for payment/submission and in two to three weeks you’ll receive your completed critique!

So get those stories dusted off and sent in. I can’t wait to read your awesome picture book manuscripts!

Happy Writing!

Patti

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It’s a BOGO Picture Book Critique Special!

Hey, all you picture book writers out there! Looking for a way to jump-start a summer writing project or take your current work-in-progress to the next level? Then I have a deal for you! Starting M…

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It’s a BOGO Picture Book Critique Special!

Hey, all you picture book writers out there! Looking for a way to jump-start a summer writing project or take your current work-in-progress to the next level? Then I have a deal for you! Starting M…

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It’s a BOGO Picture Book Critique Special!

Get that picture book manuscript ready to send in! The BOGO Critique Special starts Monday!

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Hey, all you picture book writers out there!

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Looking for a way to jump-start a summer writing project or take your current work-in-progress to the next level? Then I have a deal for you!

Starting Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 24, purchase one PGWRites Critique and you’ll receive a second critique of a different manuscript absolutely free! Yep, you heard it. Absolutely free!

How to Submit 

Simply click on the PGWRites Critiques tab above between June 13-24, follow the submission and payment instructions, and you’ll receive a second PB critique at no additional charge (a $50 value- good for up to one year).

!SHARING BONUS!  !SHARING BONUS!  !SHARING BONUS!

But wait, there’s more! Anyone who shares this post via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Linked In by Noon on Friday (June 10) and sends me the link in an email with their PB submission gets a free “second look” on their…

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It’s a BOGO Picture Book Critique Special!

Hey, all you picture book writers out there! Looking for a way to jump-start a summer writing project or take your current work-in-progress to the next level? Then I have a deal for you! Starting M…

Source: It’s a BOGO Picture Book Critique Special!

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It’s a BOGO Picture Book Critique Special!

Hey, all you picture book writers out there!

shutterstock_367865831

Looking for a way to jump-start a summer writing project or take your current work-in-progress to the next level? Then I have a deal for you!

Starting Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 24, purchase one PGWRites Critique and you’ll receive a second critique of a different manuscript absolutely free! Yep, you heard it. Absolutely free!

How to Submit 

Simply click on the PGWRites Critiques tab above between June 13-24, follow the submission and payment instructions, and you’ll receive a second PB critique at no additional charge (a $50 value- good for up to one year).

!SHARING BONUS!  !SHARING BONUS!  !SHARING BONUS!

But wait, there’s more! Anyone who shares this post via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Linked In by Noon on Friday (June 10) and sends me the link in an email with their PB submission gets a free “second look” on their paid picture book critique submission (a $25 value). So with the BOGO and the SHARE,  you’ll receive two picture book critiques plus one “second look” all for the low price of $50! Wow!

What’s so Special about a PGWRites Critique?

A PGWRites Critique goes above and beyond many picture book critiques by providing line edits, in-MS notes, a one-page explanation of those notes as well as a list of guiding questions for revision, all for the low price of $50. I’m so sure you’ll love my services that I’m throwing in an extra critique for free and a second look just for sharing this information with a friend.

So what are you waiting for? (Besides Monday, of course:) You’ve got just a few days to dust off that manuscript and get it ready for a fresh set of eyes and a new perspective! I’m looking forward to reading some great stories and helping make them even better!

Happy Writing!

Patti

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RhyPiBoMo 2016 Day 13 Author Linda Sue Park

Love today’s RyPiBoMo post by Linda Sue Park!

Angie Karcher

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Did you read and comment on all the blog posts last week?

These folks did! Congratulations!

Week 2 Prize Winners

Day 8-Monday: Autographed Copy of BAKING DAY AT GRANDMA’S by Anika Denise

Winner: Deirdre Englehart

Day 9-Tuesday: Autographed Copy of MONSTER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES by Henry Herz

Winner: Aimee Haburjak

Day 10-Wednesday: Copy of WOULD A WORM GO ON A WALK by Hannah C. Hall Donated by Sally Apokedak

Winner: Anne Iverson

Day 11-Thursday: Autographed Copy of OUTER SPACE BEDTIME RACE by Rob Sanders

Winner: Debbie Vidovich

Day 12-Friday: RPB Revolution Conference Recording ($50.00 value)

Winner: Anne Bielby

Prize winners, please email (Angie.karcher@yahoo.com) or message me with your contact information. Typically, the books will be mailed directly from the author, so please allow a few weeks. If you haven’t received your prize by the end of April, please let me know. 

Rhyming Critique Groups

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