Thank you to all our fabulous authors, agents and editors who support what we do and have graciously agreed to share their knowledge with us! We are grateful!
This is the 3rd year for Rhyming Picture Book Month and I am humbled to see the support this event continues to receive. This idea of celebrating RPBs in 2013 started out small and now has blossomed into an annual event, a Best in Rhyme Award, a RPB Revolution Conference, the sale of our 2015 Conference Recording and a thriving Facebook Group of over 500 people!
I stay busy teaching my monthly Writing in Rhyme Class as well as doing Rhyming Manuscript Critiques. Last year was an exceptionally exciting and CRAZY year of firsts! This year, I vow to write more RPBs as my planning hat took over and stomped on my writing hat in 2015! I promised my very understanding and supportive agent that I would get my butt in the chair and my mind on writing…but I have had some time to plan this year’s shindig!
There are a few changes this year…As things have grown, I found a need to narrow the scope of the platform to only encompass rhyming picture books. So, this year, there will not be a poetry contest. Instead, I have added a Classroom Challenge where teachers and students see how many RPBs they can read in April.
The RhyPiBoMo 2016 Classroom Challenge
If you know a pre-school – 5th grade teacher, please share this information. It is a simple project for the teacher and will put many, many RPBs in the hands of children!
There are two categories: Pre-school – 1st Grade and 2nd Grade – 5th Grade
The winning classrooms will win a 30 minute Skype visit with Author Lori Degman!
We Love you Dr. Seuss!
The talented illustrator Tanja Bauerle is working on the RhyPiBoMo Badge that will be revealed very soon! This year’s honored writer is the esteemed Theodor Geisel! Who can deny his right to be celebrated and what a contribution he made to rhyming books and language development? He is our rhyme hero and has earned his spot in history. We salute you Dr. Seuss!
Rhyming Critique Groups
Don’t forget that we offer rhyming critique groups during RhyPiBoMo through the Facebook Group!
Dawn Young will again be setting up the groups and keeping them running through April. We hope you will stay together forever! It’s tough to find a rhyming critique group so make the most of it.
Registration runs March 20 – April 8th
For more information, see the Registration tab above. You must be registered to be eligible for daily prizes.
Please join our Facebook Group, as this is where you will get daily information and meet lots of other writers who support writing RPBs and each other! Stay tuned for the badge and the pledge that will be posted soon!
You will be asked to read 2 RPBs a day for participation in the event so start gathering your favorites now!
I’ll see ya in April!