Picture Book

Welcome to BookEnds, Jessica Kulekjian!

By James McGowan | May 29, 2018

Tracy and James are thrilled to be welcoming Jessica Kulekjian to BookEnds! Jessica immediately pulled us in with her gorgeous…

Welcome to BookEnds, Amber Huang!

By BookEnds | May 11, 2018

If you’re not drawing, what would we catch you doing?  I would most likely be playing with my cat, tending…

Welcome to BookEnds, Norene Paulson!

By Naomi Davis | April 27, 2018

BookEnds welcomes Norene Paulson, who made her agent match with Naomi Davis through the #PBPitch event on Twitter! Tell us…

Welcome to BookEnds, Cathleen McAllister!

By BookEnds | April 25, 2018

How do I even begin to introduce someone as crazy talented as Cathleen? I can’t even gather the words so…

Welcome to BookEnds, Jill Richards Proctor

By BookEnds | April 18, 2018

When I first read Jill’s manuscript, I saw such humor. Rhyme is one of those tough sells, so to see…

Meet BookEnds, Jr.

By Jessica Faust | April 18, 2018

Last month, to my great joy, we revealed BookEnds, Jr. The website and logo have been in the works for…

This Month from BookEnds Jr. … April 2018

By James McGowan | April 16, 2018

Monthly Spotlight: Shark-Nate-O by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie! (4/3) Amazon | Barnes & Noble Fun fact: this is the…

Welcome to BookEnds, Debra Shumaker!

By Natascha Morris | March 28, 2018

You know those picture books you just fall in love with from the start? The ones with beautiful writing with…

This Month From BookEnds Jr… March 2018

By James McGowan | March 26, 2018

We’re thrilled to have recently launched BookEnds Jr., a site dedicated to all of BookEnds’ Children’s (picture book, middle grade,…

Announcing BookEnds, Jr.

By Jessica Faust | March 12, 2018

It has long been my dream for BookEnds to have a children’s division. While I never had the experience of…

Welcome to BookEnds, Anna Lazowski!

By BookEnds | July 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

1. Why did you choose the genre you’ve chosen? I  think there’s something magical about picture books, and the impact…

Welcome to BookEnds, Cynthia Harmony

By Natascha Morris | June 19, 2019 | 1 Comment

What book do you wish you had written, and why? Los Abuelos by Chema Heras and Rosa Osuna a picture…

Welcome to BookEnds, Julie Gonzalez!

By James McGowan | June 12, 2019 | 6 Comments

When I first read Julie’s submission picture books, I cracked up laughing and started over again. Halfway through my second…

How Tracy Marchini pitched FOX AND THE BOX by author-illustrator Yvonne Ivinson

By Tracy Marchini | May 21, 2019 | 3 Comments

It’s pub day for Fox and the Box by Yvonne Ivinson, and I could not be any more thrilled by what…

This Month from BookEnds Jr… May 2019!

By James McGowan | May 20, 2019 | 2 Comments

We are so excited for May, as it brings about an author/illustrator debut we’ve been buzzing about at BookEnds for…

Welcome to BookEnds, Laura Lavoie!

By James McGowan | May 3, 2019 | 2 Comments

I’m thrilled to be welcoming Laura Lavoie to the BookEnds Jr. Team. Her picture books are incredibly clever, witty, and…

Welcome to BookEnds, Hallee Adelman!

By Moe Ferrara | March 13, 2019 | 1 Comment

What genres do you write? Read? I write PBs through YA and read all genres of children’s literature.  Plotter or…

Welcome to BookEnds, Sherry J Lee!

By James McGowan | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

I’m so thrilled to welcome Sherry Lee to the BookEnds Jr Team! Sherry has been a delight to work with…

This Month from BookEnds Jr. February 2019

By James McGowan | February 25, 2019 | 1 Comment

We have been counting down the days, weeks, and months to this book, and we’re so excited that it’s finally…

Welcome to BookEnds, Eija Sumner!

By BookEnds | February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tell us a bit about your writing process. Where do you write, and how often?  I try to write everyday,…