By Clara Hammett
When Tim Kleyn reached out to Cynsations with some proofs of his newest picture book, Set Sail for Pancakes (Viking Books for Young Readers 2022), we eagerly wanted to whip up a fantastic interview! Tim is a graphic designer from West Michigan with a penchant for silly sounds,
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Author Tara Luebbe, photo by Carl Kerridge
By Traci Sorell
Tara Luebbe is on a roll!
She has been doing double duty promoting two debut picture books published earlier this year.
Luckily, her sister Becky Cattie co-authors the books with her, so they can share this journey together.
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By Tracy Marchini
I’ve been thinking a lot about page turns in picture books recently, and all of the amazing things they can do, including:
- Show the passage of time
- Create humor
- Dictate pacing
Show the passage of time
Using page turns to show the passage of time is probably the usage that everybody is familiar with.
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Gayleen and Cynthia at the Austin SCBWI conference
By Gayleen Rabakukk
Cynsations is now officially on summer hiatus. We will return in the fall with more inspiration, insights and information on children’s-YA writing, illustration, literature and publishing.
In the meantime, keep up on all those topics with Cynthia Leitich Smith on Facebook,
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