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Writing Picture Books with Children's Author, Tammi Sauer


I had so much fun talking with children's author, Tammi Sauer! Tammi is a former teacher and library media specialist, who now works as a full-time children's book author. Her books have received accolades including starred Kirkus reviews, the NPR Best Book of the Year, Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, and the Oklahoma Book Award. Her books have been translated into several languages and some of them have even been adapted into musicals. In addition to her writing, Tammi speaks at schools and writing workshops all over the country, talking about her books and encouraging kids to be both readers and writers. In our conversation, you’ll hear a lot of the advice she shares with young authors and also about her books, her writing process, and the inside scoop on working with illustrators.

Connect with Tammi: website | Twitter | Instagram


Since we’re talking about picture books on this episode, I’m throwing things back to the November edition of Your Next Great Read for our review. Our guest for that show - retired elementary teacher and my Mom, Susan Hall - talks about Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees. Mentioned on the Show: The Mitten - Jan Brett You Go First - Ariel Bernstein (Author) and Marc Rosenthal (Illustrator) Chez Bob - Bob Shea Paper Towns - John Green Giraffes Can't Dance - Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees Books by Tammi Sauer Cowboy Camp - w/ Mike Reed Mary Had a Little Plan - w/ Vanessa Brantley-Newton Mary Had a Little Glam - w/ Vanessa Brantley-Newton All Kinds of Special - w/ Fernando Martin The Underpants - w/ Joren Cull Not Now, Cow - w/ Troy Cummings One Sheep, Two Sheep - w/ Troy Cummings Nugget and Fang - w/ Michael Slack Knock, Knock - w/ Guy Francis Chicken Dance - w/ Dan Santat

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