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Nancy Kelly Allen is a former primary school librarian who is an award-winning author of 13 picture books with 7 more in various stages of publication: The Munched-Up Flower Garden (Red Rock Press 2006); Daniel Boone: Trail Blazer (Pelican Press 2005); three books published by Picture Window Press 2004: Whose Food Is This? Whose House Is This? and Whose Noise Is This?; On the Banks of the Amazon ... More
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12/18/2016Picture Book Savvy, Part 3 (0 Comments )
Picture book text keeps getting shorter. A couple of decades ago, the target number for most publishers was 1000+. Not today. In order to write a successful picture book for traditional markets, the action has to be distilled into as few words as... Read the rest of this post
12/11/2016Picture Book Saavy, Part 2 (0 Comments )
In creating a story for the picture book crowd, we have to ask, What is the want? In last week’s example, I used—I want to win every game.   Now we need to ask—Why is that important? Is it because the child thinks the parents expect... Read the rest of this post
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1. Whose Food Is This?: A Look at What Animals Eat - Leaves, Bugs, and Nuts...
    Illustrator: Denise Shea, Derrick Alderman
    Publisher: Picture Window Books
Ages 4-8 09/01/2004
2 Reviews  
2. Whose Sound Is This?: A Look at Animal Noises - Chirps, Clicks, and Hoot...
    Illustrator: Denise Shea, Derrick Alderman
    Publisher: Picture Window Books
Ages 4-8 09/01/2004
3 Reviews  
3. On The Banks Of The Amazon:En (Hardcover)
    Author: Eida de La Vega
    Illustrator: Eida de La Vega, Elizabeth Driessen
    Publisher: Raven Tree Press C O Delta
Ages 4-8 08/01/2003
5 Reviews  
4. Once Upon A Dime (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (School &...
    Illustrator: Adam Doyle
    Publisher: Tandem Library
Ages 4-8 02/01/2002
6 Reviews  
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Comment by Amanda VandeLune on 2/25/2011 at 10:46 AM:
I truly enjoy your blogs! Thank you for all of the information you share.
Comment by Odile Delattre on 3/8/2010 at 1:42 AM:
Hello Nancy,
Happy International Women's Day !
Comment by BYRON WALTERS on 11/5/2009 at 9:24 AM:
thanks fer requesting my buddyship

Comment by BYRON WALTERS on 11/5/2009 at 7:54 AM:
a beautiful person; full of life and creates an aura of goodness to those in association with her and hopefully a good friend
Comment by Camille Barnes on 10/28/2009 at 6:05 AM:
love you blog spot page : )
Comment by Nata Romeo on 10/22/2009 at 4:20 PM:
I am following you ;-)
Comment by Eric Hammond on 10/13/2008 at 3:44 PM:
Hello, Nancy.
Welcome to JacketFlap.

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