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    1. I have written a children’s picture book for your consideration titled, “Squirrelly Celebration.” It is about a group of squirrels who find a home in a family’s attic and create quite a stir with all the noise they make. The home owner then lets her imagination soar as she envisions them celebrating with the holiday decorations that are stored up for the seasons. It takes you from January and New Year’s until Christmas in December. The book is in a sing-song, rhyming voice that entertains young children — especially in Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

      1. Hi Lori,
        I’m so glad you stopped by. If your book is in hardback or paperback form, I will be glad to review it for you. Unfortunately, I’m not in a position to review pdf’s, ebooks or unbound galleys. Let me know! Just send complete details to PictureBookDepot (at) gmail (dot) com.

        Have a great one,
        Rita Lorraine

        PS – Did you attend WriteonCon this year? It’s a FREE online conference for writers at all stages of their career, and it ran from August 16-18. I posted about it on my writer’s blog.

    2. Dear Editor(s) of Picture Book Depot,

      One of our popular picture book titles is a children’s bedtime story called Do Spider’s Need Leggin’s When It’s Cold Outside?, inspired by author Terri Sebastian’s son Ryan, who passed away shortly before his sixteenth birthday. Ryan helped save the lives of five other people by being an organ donor, and Terri wrote the book to both honor Ryan’s memory and promote organ donation.

      Illustrated by Button Boggs, each lovely hardcover copy brings to life whimsical animal characters based on the childhood questions Ryan asked his mother, Terri, as the curious world began to unfold before him. It includes a polka dot cat, an alligator who reads, an elephant who climbs trees, and a lady moose all dressed in red. The story is a delight for parents and children alike – we’d love for you to review it on The Picture Book Depot, and perhaps set up an interview with Terri. You can find additional information about Terri and her book at the link below.

      Thank you for your time – I look forward to hearing from you.


      -Will Metcalf


      1. Dear Mr. Metcalf,
        Thanks for visiting! The book sounds adorable. I’ll inbox you with info about our next step. Have a great day!

        Rita Lorraine

    3. Was wondering if you would like to review my picture book “My Best Friend, Abe Lincoln” (historical fiction)? My illustrator worked as an animation artist at Disney from 1956 to 1967. Please read amazon customer reviews. Thanks!


      1. Hi Robert,
        Thanks for stopping by The Depot. We would love to review My Best Friend, Abe Lincoln. We accept hardbacks, paperbacks, and even galleys, if this is more economical for you. However, we do not accept ebooks or pdf’s. Please check your inbox for instructions. Have a great one!
        Rita Lorraine

    4. I wanted to tell you about my children’s book called The Bravest Boy I Ever Knew, published through Tate Publishing. This story teaches a great lesson about friendship and acceptance between a boy named Michael and his best friend who is disabled. In this story, Michael tells the reader about the things his friend CAN do, not what he can’t. Part of the proceeds from my book are donated to The Familial Dysautonomia Foundation, in memory of my cousin Michael.
      Thank you,
      Lisa Eichlin

      1. Hi Lisa,
        Thanks so much for visiting The Depot. Congratulations on your book, it sounds wonderful. Check your inbox for our reply!

        Best wishes,

        Rita Lorraine

    5. I have had my first children’s book released…! The name of my book is Left Out Lucie. Lucie is a llama who always gets picked last at recess and is feeling sad. She decides to come up with a plan to get the others to play with her. Lucie shows the kids something she can do and discovers that everyone is good at something!
      I am a speech therapist and wrote this book to address social skills. The story rhymes and it is an appropriate book for ages 5 through 9. I would love for you to see the book and tell me what you think….thanks


      1. Hi Marybeth,
        Thanks for stopping by The Depot! Congratulations on your publishing achievement – I know you must be very excited. Check your inbox for our reply.

        Best wishes,
        Rita Lorraine

    6. Hi, again. I’ve left my info. for you in several areas. Here are the details about AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s Tale: 32 Pages, Soft Cover, self-published on Amazon using Create Space. I wrote the story and did all of the illustrations.
      One concern parents have is how to inspire their children to meet challenges with patience and persistence. This is the plot of a new book, Amazing Matilda. In this story a caterpillar wants to learn how to fly. She asks all of her friends in the meadow, but doesn’t find an easy answer. Yet, she continues the quest until at last she becomes what she wants to be: a butterfly.
      Tiny Matilda becomes discouraged when she is unable to fly during the early stages as a larva. But, this Amazing Monarch never gives up on her dream. Unlike her meadowland friends, Matilda doesn’t want to leap onto ledges or to bound across fields, she only wants to fly. At first, Matilda’s friends laugh at her because she doesn’t have any wings. They wonder: How can a creature without wings ever hope to fly? While Matilda progresses through the various stages of her metamorphosis from egg to butterfly, her friends recall how they felt before they were able to do all of the things they had dreamed of doing and how hard they had to keep trying to do all of those things. Encouraged by her meadowland friends, Matilda learns that if she tries long enough and hard enough, she can do anything that she really wants to do.
      Thank you for your consideration,
      Bette A. Stevens
      p.s. I would like to request a review and possibly an author interview:
      You can find out more about me and MATILDA at

    7. You can find out more about me and AMAZING MATILDA at about.me/betteastevens/#

      Thank you,

      Bette A. Stevens

      1. Hi Bette,
        Thanks so much for stopping by The Depot, and congratulations on your writing achievements. To find out how to get your book on The Depot’s Bookshelf, please CLICK HERE to go to the Publish Your Cover page.

        Best wishes,
        Rita Lorraine

    8. Thank you for stopping by my Facebook page and leaving a comment. What a shame you don’t review self-published books! My book, strictly speaking, is a crowdfunded book, made with the contribution of supporters of my project on Kickstarter, a campaign which culminated in the Director of Education at the Folger Shakespeare Library offering to write a foreword. My book contains sixteen “songs for children sung by characters from Shakespeare” in a beautiful hardback edition with CD inside (http://amzn.com/0741480506) and I have been invited to Washington DC this summer to speak to elementary school teachers about how to use my wonderful songs and illustrations to introduce young children to the world of Shakespeare.

      Daeshin Kim

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