Saturday, May 2, 2020

ACCORDIONLY Picture Book Celebrates Music and Family

Tune in on Sunday, May 3 at 10:00 am (PST) 
Bay Book Festival Unbound

Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music ~  

When both grandpas, Abuelo and Opa, visit at the same time, they can’t understand each other’s language and there is a lot of silence. The grandson’s clever thinking helps find a way for everyone to share the day together as two cultures become one family.
This unique book includes a bonus fold-out and a note from the author sharing the true story of his own family.  - Publisher, Magination Press
“Genhart draws on his own family's history for inspiration in his newest diversity-celebrating picture book…. This is a reassuring story, emphasizing that though we may be different we can find common ground, an especially important message for multiracial/multiethnic children who can often feel pulled between competing identities… Burris' dot-eyed and brightly colored illustrations are darling, highlighting each culture well…. As mixed-race families continue to grow, this title is sure to find a ready audience.” —Kirkus Reviews

Friday, April 3, 2020

A Timely And Wonderful Picture Book About Feelings

 This picture book, from Free Spirit Publishing, invites children to count their way through the 1-2-3s of feelings that are big, small and in between.

This book offers fun and healthy ways for children to identify, understand, and help themselves with their many powerful emotions.

Children also learn that feelings change and that there are lots of ways to express their emotions and work through them.

A few illustration spots from pages in this timely picture book...


 written by Goldie Millar and Lisa A. Berger     illustrated by Priscilla Burris (happy me!)

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Grandma and Grandpa Book Birthday Cheers!

From Albert Whitman, written by Maryann Macdonald ~ 
Two fresh, new books about Grandmas and Grandpas!


                                One of my favorites from the Grandma book. She is so brave!!
                                  One of my favorites from the Grandpa book.  He is so fun!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

FEAR THE BUNNY Picture Book is here !!!

Out in the wild today!
A sweet, fun and clever picture book, lovingly published by Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
'...the setup, with its sweet-natured, crayonlike drawings providing counterpoint to ominously—and comically—escalating dialogue, is faultless and funny.' 
- Publishers Weekly

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hello Back To School!

You know that dreamy sense that comes over you when you see your very own Kindergarten playground again? 
Melinda here, from HELLO SCHOOL! is feeling the same way about her purply backpack. 
Cheers to children and teachers all going Back To School!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

HELLO SCHOOL! Picture Book Launches Today by Author-Illustrator me!

It's a happy book birthday today for HELLO SCHOOL! 
We are the children in this picture-book and here we are with our new teacher, Mrs. Friend, and our author-illustrator's Kindergarten pic, too! (she cracks us up) Thank you for taking a minute to say HELLO to us, and we hope you have lots of fun this summer!! (we love summertime, too!!) 

We are very, very thankful to Nancy Paulsen Books!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

NATSUMI! Book Birthday Today!

Thrilled to share these images from this picture book about this very exuberant and energetic little girl.

Written by Susan Lendroth.  Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons ~

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Taking her button collection on a little walk, since they don't get out much.



Sketch of Latisha, talented cousin of little Jack.


These images are finishes from "The Tale of Jack Frost" book. Release date is November 2008.