Congrats @anne_wynter, can’t wait to follow along! Thank you  @dallasweekly! ・・・
🗣YOUNG READERS! Texas-based children’s book author, Anne Wynter has partnered with for our new column, “Anne’s Picture Book Picks!”
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This week’s theme is: Aspiring Artists
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Anne suggests picking up:
*Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
*Sun by Alison Oliver
*The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
*What If.... by Samantha Berger
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SUN — spotted with Fox in the wild.  @hmhkids ️🦊
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SUN is out now! (sequel to MOON) Pick one up where ever you like to buy books.  @hmhkids .
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Here is my found object art made last summer with @farmaxwell, I call it “Man with Dog”. Flip to see my friend, Fontaine, who inspired the book Sun. ️🦊
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by @bedtime.stories.forevermore and @hmhkids of Moon and Sun! Details below...

@bedtime.stories.forevermore with @get_repost
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WIN BOTH OF THESE SIGNED ALISON OLIVER PICTURE BOOKS!! I couldn’t leave those of you who can’t attend my storytime  hanging! Alison and @hmhbooks have so graciously given me another set of books AND wall art (more photos to come later) to give to one lucky winner. Both of these books proclaim the message that setting time aside for creativity, exploration and slowing down ignite the soul—a message all of us can benefit from. ️  .
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To enter: .
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1. Follow @bedtime.stories.forevermore and @alisonoliverdesign .
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2. Tell me how you rejuvenate and feel refueled! Do you read? Take a bath? Hang out with a friend? Get crafty? .
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3. Show some love to my last three posts by liking them and/or commenting on them. .
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US residents only. Runs until Friday, July 19th at 10am MST. .
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Thank you to @ladybrink for sharing this masterpiece made by an adorable artist collective out on a camp adventure. Just like SUN, they used found objects to make something magical. Share and tag your found object art with (I will post one of my own too!) And check my stories to see how the magic got even more magical for these artists later that day...  .
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SUN was spotted at Strand in NYC ️🦊  @hmhkids .
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SUN was spotted at @lastbookstorela by @hopegillerman (more in stories).  @hmhkids .
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SUN is out today! Pick one up where ever you like to buy books.  @hmhkids .
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Coming this June.  @hmhkids 
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Two halves make a whole. @hmhkids 
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The first copy has arrived! Coming this June. @hmhkids 
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First review of Sun (from Kirkus) below. Coming this June.  @hmhkids 
A boy named Sun has a close encounter with a fox. In this immensely appealing fantasy, the minimalist text takes a back seat to the boldly colorful illustrations. The central figure is Sun, a young boy who is introduced as a "soccer star." But this picture book is not about soccer—it's rather about Sun's awareness that "something was missing." Observing that his younger brother, Pablo, "looked happy" while "making art," Sun heads for the beach, recalling that "he used to make art too." Awaiting Sun are an unexpected encounter with a fox and a rekindling of his creativity, expressed in an explosion of collage-style montages. The spread in which the fox shows Sun how to make art is a fabulously messy composition, colorful scrawls and squiggles in the background recalling Pablo's exuberant experimentation on the walls even as Sun and the fox build sculptures out of found objects. Feeling "connected" at last, Sun notices that the day is drawing to a close and returns to an undefined "home" (sans parents), where he and Pablo explore their creativity together in a space that has the look of the outdoors but with those vigorous, unbridled scrawls and squiggles again on a blue-sky backdrop. The soccer-themed introduction feels superfluous, as the not-so-subtle message concerns the magic of art and nature. Both boys have dark brown skin and textured black hair. A visual treat for the young imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)

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