BARBARA JEAN HICKS

CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR

                           
                           

 


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Interviews:

ALSC
Little Willow
Elizabeth Partridge

La Bloga
The Rushmore Kid
California Readers

Write, Revise, Repeat
Write About Now
Book Bites for Kids
Summit Series for Families
What Book Is That?
Deep Space Sparkle
Little One Books

My Illustrators:

Alexis Deacon
Lila Prap
Dan Santat
Sue Hendra

My Publishers:

Alfred A. Knopf
Farrar Straus & Giroux
Hutchinson Children's Books
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Favorite Booksellers:

The Frugal Frigate
The Secret Garden
Powell's Books
IndieBound Books

Barnes & Noble
amazon.com

My Event Manager:

Michele Kophs,
Provato Events

WELCOME TO MY VIRTUAL HOME

I'm pleased you've found your way to my website.
Come on in and poke around!
You'll find out lots of stuff about me, my books,
and the cat who inspired me to look, leap and learn
in my journey as a writer for children.

Cheers,
Barbara Jean Hicks
Still a kid at heart.

NEWS

°  Recent Blog Interviews: Deep Space Sparkle / Little One Books / What Book Is That? /
Summit Series for Families

°  Recent Blog Posts

In Panning for Gold, Tales from the Rushmore Kid

Reviving Your Out-of-Print Novel as an E-book
Ten Tips for Writing Grant Proposals
Finding Funding for School Visits
Kathryn Erskine and "Noble Friends"

In Getting Your Little One Ready To Read, Little One Books Blog

Make Reading Hats
Make an "Environmental Print" Book
Play Holiday Hide-and-Seek

Create a Reading Nook

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Upcoming Workshop

Writing for Little Eyes and Little Ears for the Highlights Foundation in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, September 2012. Learn to write books for early learners that beg to be read aloud and have kids pleading, “Read it again!” Applications available at the Highlights Foundation website.

°  Young Author Programs: Visit my sister website, Class Act Creative, to find out how your school or district can produce a book of student art and writing like the one featured here:

Be Wize, Give Love:
Kids' Advice on Living Like You Mean It
Compiled by Barbara Jean Hicks

The world would be a better place if everyone
followed the advice of these savvy 4th graders.
A perfect gift for parents and teachers!

Click here for a radio interview about the genesis of Be Wize, Give Love.

THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO GO, PEOPLE TO SEE
WHERE TO FIND ME FALL/WINTER 2011

I'm in transition, traveling a lot between Port Hueneme/Ventura, California, where I have a job, and Ferndale/Bellingham, Washington, where my 92 year old mother is in assisted living. I'm available for school visits and bookstore events on a limited basis in Southern/Central California, Western Washington, and the Portland, Oregon area; please contact me to see if we can coordinate schedules.

For an event history and a schedule of upcoming events, visit my EVENTS page.

OUTSIDE LINKS:

INFORMATION AND RESOURCES,
CHILDREN'S AUTHORS AND BOOKS

Children's Book Blogs:

ALSC Blog
CocoaStomp
Elizabeth Partridge
Fuse 8 Productions
Just One More Book
La Bloga
Little One Books
Little Willow
Tales From the Rushmore Kid
Picture Book of the Day
Summit Series for Families
What Book Is That?
Write About Now
Write Revise Repeat

Children's Author Portals:

Jacketflap
America Writes for Kids
Just for Kids Who Love Books
Toni Buzzeo's Author List

Sharyn November's Author List
California Readers

Children's Author Resources:

The National Writing for Children Center

And Just for Fun:

Cat Quotes / Cat Photos / Cat Art

HOME ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE CAT BOOKS FOR KIDS BOOKS FOR GROWNUPS
EVENTS SCHOOL VISITS TEACHER/PARENT PAGE STORE ART SAMPLES

All text and images on this website © Barbara Jean Hicks 2005-2007 unless otherwise identified. Text and images may be used for educational and other non-commercial purposes if copyright and website information are clearly stated. Commercial use of all text and images is strictly prohibited.